SAMHSA Authorizes Some Grantees to Use Funds for HIV and Hepatitis Self-Test Kits

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman (she/her)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment has authorized its Minority AIDS Initiative grantees to temporarily use grant funds to purchase HIV and hepatitis C self-test kits that can be mailed to clients receiving substance use disorder treatment. The temporary approval has been made in recognition of reduced availability of HIV and hepatitis C testing in traditional in-person settings due to widespread stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures in effect because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more about this recent change on HIV.gov.


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About Julia Zigman (she/her)

Julia Zigman is a Program Analyst on the NACCHO HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis team. Julia focuses primarily on NACCHO’s Ending the HIV Epidemic portfolio and is a lead staff member for the HIV, STI, and Viral Hepatitis Workgroup. Learn more about these programs here.

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