Caremark said Friday that it has made a $100,000 grant to American Foundation for AIDS Research to help provide practicing physicians with scientific information on the deadly disease.
The grant, awarded Friday, will be used to help keep doctors informed of the progress of potential AIDS therapies and new developments in the research of the disease, said Larry Watts, a spokesman for the Newport Beach health care company.
Caremark, which has provided in-home care to about 1,000 AIDS patients since 1983, said that it also plans to launch a program this year to educate primary care physicians in the treatment of AIDS patients.
The program, which will consist of seminars and continuing education programs, will focus on the various forms of care available to AIDS patients. In-home care, Watts said, "probably will not go unmentioned."