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.


Years after hospital closed, some former patients struggle for safe housing

By Saleen Martin

Georgia Health News | May 2, 2017

Empty houses, "no trespassing" signs, and trees marked for destruction give the grounds of Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital in Rome a forlorn air. The once-bustling institution is silent except for bird calls and the distant sound of traffic.

At peak capacity, the hospital had 700 employees and 2,000 residents with developmental disabilities or mental health issues. When it was shuttered in January 2011, only 185 patients remained.


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