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Georgia waiting list grows for HIV/AIDS drugs
 
 
  by Misty Williams
 
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
 
A growing number of low-income Georgians hoping for access to life-saving HIV/AIDS drugs through a government program are instead finding themselves on a waiting list as the state faces a funding shortfall and increasing demand.
 
With more than 1,600 individuals, Georgia's waiting list expanded more rapidly than originally projected after the state closed enrollment last July. It has the second highest number of people among the 13 states that currently have lists.
 
Lacking the nearly $17 million needed to eliminate the wait, health officials are studying ways to remedy the problem, including enrolling individuals in a program created by the federal health care overhaul that's designed to help people with pre-existing conditions buy insurance.
 
 
 
 
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