"Cover Story" piece on a new distribution formula for Maine's $500,000 in federa
"Cover Story" piece on a new distribution formula for Maine's $500,000 in federal HIV-AIDS-prevention funds, which some say is gutting Portland's AIDS-awareness efforts. Nate Nickerson, head of Portland's adult health services, runs the sexually-transmitted-diseases prevention effort at the India Street Public Health Center. He says the health bureau has told him a new distribution scheme could result in a 55 percent slash to his agency's budget, from $120,000 a year to $54,000 a year. Nickerson estimates there are about 500 substance-abuse needle users in Cumberland County. The state health bureau estimates there are about 1,100 people with HIV in the state. Since it was first diagnosed in the 1980s, about 500 people in Maine have died from AIDS. With a by-county breakdown of the new distribution for annual HIV-AIDS-prevention funding.
Tapley, Lance, ""Cover Story" piece on a new distribution formula for Maine's $500,000 in federa" (2000). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 225.