Grant Recipients
Grant Type: 

Columbia CARES

$10,000
Grant Amount: $50,000 and under
Grant Term: 1 Year
Dec 4 2012

 Columbia CARES is an AIDS-Service Organization founded in 1992.  Its mission is to educate communities in our region of Middle Tennessee regarding HIV disease, HIV testing services, and provide social services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.  The grant requested in this application will be used to fund 26% salary of one full-time HIV testing specialist and 17% of payroll benefits of one full-time HIV testing specialist.  600 (96%) of 625 persons accessing rapid HIV testing will receive their test results.  540 (86%) of 625 persons tested will be able to identify behaviors which place them at risk for HIV infection.  505 (80%) of 625 persons tested will be able to identify at least two ways he/she can successfully reduce his/her personal risk for HIV infection. 

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