October 23, 2019
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Augusta hospital to improve services to people living with HIV

Troy R. Bennett | BDN
Troy R. Bennett | BDN
MaineGeneral Medical Center in Augusta.

A program at a hospital in Maine’s capital city is working on a plan to grow its services for people living with human immunodeficiency virus.

MaineGeneral Medical Center said its Horizon Program is receiving more than $100,000 from the federal government for a project called “Living A Healthy Life With HIV In Maine.” The Horizon Program provides services to people living with HIV.

Horizon Program community program supervisor Gillian Frisch said the project will provide self-management classes tailored to people living with HIV.

The hospital said the project “adapts chronic disease management classes like type 2 diabetes, chronic pain and cardiovascular disease to people living with HIV.” Frisch said the grant will also allow the hospital to help with transportation to classes.

 



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