Resource Logo
CDC HIV/AIDS/Viral Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update

GEORGIA: Budget Woes Likely to Trump Social Issues in '09


Southern Voice (Atlanta) (01.09.09) - Wednesday, January 14,

Georgia lawmakers expect to slash some $2 billion from the state's $20 billion budget in the current session of the Legislature. The state AIDS Drug Assistance Program for low- income patients is already slated for cuts, said Jeff Graham, executive director of the gay rights group Georgia Equality. "I don't believe that there are any programs that will avoid scrutiny, and the ADAP program is one where the cuts have already been proposed by the Department of Human Resources," he said. If the cuts are finalized, 120 to 130 ADAP clients may face disruption of their access to AIDS drugs, Graham said.


Copyright © 2009 -CDC Prevention News Update, Publisher. All rights reserved to Information, Inc., Bethesda, MD. The CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention provides the following information as a public service only. Providing synopses of key scientific articles and lay media reports on HIV/AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis does not constitute CDC endorsement. This daily update also includes information from CDC and other government agencies, such as background on Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) articles, fact sheets, press releases and announcements. Reproduction of this text is encouraged; however, copies may not be sold, and the CDC HIV/STD/TB Prevention News Update should be cited as the source of the information. Contact the sources of the articles abstracted below for full texts of the articles.

Information in this article was accurate in January 14, 2009. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.