Rep. Aguilar Announces Over $1 Million for HIV Emergency Relief in San Bernardino County
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced $1,520,647 in federal funding to provide medical care and resources for residents of San Bernardino County living with HIV/AIDS. According to the CDC, San Bernardino County is one of 50 counties that account for over half of new HIV diagnoses in the US. This funding will help provide comprehensive, community-based health care and ensure better health outcomes for those living with HIV/AIDS.
“Tackling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in San Bernardino requires vigilance,” said Rep. Pete Aguilar. “We must use every resource available to expand access to treatment and increase outreach to communities that need it the most. I’m proud to have secured this critical funding, which will help members of our community access the care they need.”
“We are grateful for Congressman Aguilar’s steadfast support of the County and his willingness to fight to secure federal resources. These funds will help the County Department of Public Health provide medical care and support to hundreds of San Bernardino County residents living with HIV/AIDS,” said Dawn Rowe, Chair of the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors.
“Services funded by this grant will include medical care, mental health services, dental care, early intervention services, transportation, housing, and food assistance,” said Josh Dugas, San Bernardino County Public Health director.
Rep. Aguilar serves as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus and as a member of the House Committee on Appropriations.