- Associated Press - Thursday, February 19, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen says Shelby County is receiving more than $5.6 million in federal funds to help care for people living with HIV.

Cohen said Wednesday that the funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.

The program helps local governments provide HIV-related services to more than a half-million people who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with the disease.

In a statement, Cohen says the HIV and AIDS epidemic continues to plague the 9th Congressional District. He says thousands of Memphis residents are living with the illnesses.


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