National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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May 13, 2004

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The federal government should expand its role in the financing of HIV/AIDS treatment for low-income Americans to ensure that the thousands of HIV-infected people currently not receiving care through existing programs gain access to the services they need, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Effectively reaching this population and ensuring that all low-income infected individuals have access to necessary services will require a new national program with uniform eligibility and benefits, said the committee that wrote the congressionally mandated report.


Speakers:
Lauren LeRoy, President and CEO, Grantmakers In Health and Chair, Committee on the Public Financing and Delivery of HIV Care.