Old attitudes still cast shadow over fight against HIV

By Victoria Knight

Georgia Health News | May 21, 2017

"The 'H' stands for human, not homosexual," says Frank Tant, as he perches on the edge of a worn brown couch in the main room at the AIDS Resource Council in Rome.

He's talking about the 'H' in human immunodeficiency virus, identified more than 30 years ago as the cause of AIDS. The disease itself had been recognized only a few years before.

The wall behind him is adorned with AIDS memorabilia - red ribbons, inspirational posters, detailed medication schedules, and staff photos. The AIDS Resource Council is a nonprofit educational and service organization that helps area residents - gay or not - who are infected or affected by HIV.


For immigrant workers, corporate health plans can be an awkward fit

By Jim Lichtenwalter

Georgia Health News | May 31, 2017

The Shaw Industries corporate headquarters in Dalton could easily be mistaken for a college campus. Large buildings cluster at the top of a hill, and green lawns slope down to busy Walnut Avenue. Visitors pass an impressive sign set in stone and framed by neatly pruned shrubs and trees. "Where Great Floors Begin," it proclaims.

Drive a mile down Walnut, and the roadside vistas change dramatically. The well-maintained lawn gives way to drab, well-worn strip malls. This is the less showy part of Dalton, where businesses include liquor stores, pawn shop and vape shops.


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