FORT BEND COUNTY(Covering Katy News) - Fort Bend County is receiving $1.75 million for the prevention of HIV and socially transmitted diseases. The funding is coming from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by way of the Texas Department of State Health Services.
The amount will be awarded in annual installments of $350,000 over a five-year period. The funding will allow Fort Bend County Clinical Health Services to offer HIV and STD prevention services.
“Fort Bend County is a proud recipient of this significant grant award to better the lives of our residents," said Fort Bend County Judge KP George. "By offering this critical service, we hope to encourage vulnerable residents to seek treatment and take control of their health,” George added.
The core HIV prevention services include community engagement, contraceptive distribution, HIV and STD testing, tailored health education.
If you have questions about eligibility or appointments, call or text (832) 520-6635 to speak to the HIV Prevention Supervisor.