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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.

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