Community organizations that offer services in HIV prevention were caught off guard last week after learning state funding would be cut for organizations unaffiliated with metro health departments. 

The Tennessee Department of Health sent a letter to grantees of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention funds Wednesday, which outlined changes in the state’s HIV prevention program set to take effect May 31, as the Commercial Appeal first reported

Hannah Herner joined the Nashville Post to cover health care in 2022. She previously worked for The Contributor street paper and freelanced for the Nashville Scene.