The Down Side: NY Ryan White HIV CARE Network Disbanded

On September 15, 2010 the NYS AIDS Institute announced that due to substantial budget cuts on the State’s Ryan White Part B funding, it was forced to close down the Ryan White HIV CARE Networks across the entire state. ARCS was the lead agency for the Hudson Valley’s network. Our contract with the state as lead agency will end as of December 31, 2010. Until then, the Network will continue to function as a comprehensive continuum of high quality services that is responsive to the needs of people infected with HIV/AIDS in the Hudson Valley. Network members, which include both HIV-positive individuals and representatives of service organizations, are making contingency plans and discussing what other steps might be taken to offset this loss. A course of action will be established and conveyed to members as soon as possible. ARCS deeply appreciates the dedication, hard work and accomplishments of the Network’s staff and members over the past three years.

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