J$114 million pumped into HIV programme

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The Government has allocated $114 million towards the Transitional Funding Mechanism Project in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the Standing Finance Committee of Parliament.

The project seeks to strengthen the focus on prevention activities with key populations and to support procurement of laboratory supplies, monitoring and evaluation and other activities of the National Programme.

To date, 833 men who have sex with men (MSM) have been counselled and tested for HIV and received their results.

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