U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, both Democrats from New Jersey, announced on Monday that Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark was awarded $1,084,896 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support their outpatient center that provides comprehensive care and treatment to individuals living with HIV/AIDS.
“We must do all we can to help ensure individuals living with HIV/AIDS have access to the critical treatment and services they need to survive,” said Menendez in a statement. “I’m pleased that this funding will allow Rutgers Medical School to continue its vigorous efforts to provide New Jerseyans living with HIV/AIDS with the comprehensive treatment they need and deserve.”
Booker said that for the thousands of New Jerseyans living with HIV/AIDS, it is important to remain committed to delivering the comprehensive care that patients need and deserve. “This federal funding will help improve access to early intervention services and provide the critical support necessary for all patients impacted by the disease,” said Booker.
Established in 1990, the Ryan White program focuses on community-based, early intervention and primary health care services for low-income and uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS.