Georgia Health Officials to See HIV Patients Via Videoconferencing


Story by Jeremy Redmon, AJC

Georgia public health officials in Atlanta have confirmed they will begin seeing HIV patients across the state through video conferencing as soon as April, hoping the technology will help them halt the spread of the virus that causes AIDS.

Part of the aim is to use the state’s existing video conferencing equipment to aid patients who live in remote parts of the state and who cannot afford to travel to Atlanta. The program could also stop the spread of misinformation and the stigma surrounding the illness, said Dr. Gregory Felzien of the state Public Health Department.

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