AIDS Arms receives $1.5-million for HIV prevention

thumbThe U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration has granted Oak Cliff-based AIDS Arms Inc. $1.5 million for HIV testing, treatment and education among “traditionally hard-to-reach” communities.

The grant, which is paid over five years, is to fund Viviendo Valiente, a program whose aim is to build relationships and networks to encourage HIV testing and treatment.

AIDS Arms is one of eight organizations around the country who received the grant.The nonprofit’s biggest fundraiser, Life Walk, is Sunday, Oct. 6, at Lee Park in Turtle Creek.

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