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

Jun 10, 2020 | Julia Zigman

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.

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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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