Between 2004 and 2008, the D.C. Department of Health awarded approximately $80 million in grants to about 90 specialized AIDS groups, which along with medical clinics make up the front lines in the District's fight against the disease. But while some provided a critically needed lifeline to the sick, others were wracked by questionable spending, practices and services. During those five years, one in three dollars earmarked for local AIDS groups went to these troubled programs, a total of more than $25 million.

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*Excludes universities, hospitals and the District's large AIDS medical clinics, such as Whitman-Walker; look here for a full list of current D.C. area AIDS services. Addresses are the most recent on file in public records or with the D.C. Department of Health's HIV/AIDS Administration. Some programs might have moved, and some have shut down. The HIV/AIDS Administration administered all grant awards except 'East of the River' grants, which were handled by the Department of Health director's office. Programs might not have spent all money awarded; some grant amounts might have since been amended. Three programs located outside D.C. are not included on this map.
SOURCE: D.C. Department of Health HIV/AIDS Administration, D.C. Department of Health fact sheet, 2009
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