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Due to a lack of bed space, untrained staff, ill-equipped facilities and, according to Burtman, a lack of will, homeless PWA's (People With AIDS) are often excluded from nursing home care.
Burroughs Wellcome Company discovered that the drug AZT can prolong the lives of many people with AIDS, but at an annual cost of about ten-thousand dollars per patient. North Carolina has a share of the federal safety-net program to help AIDS patients who can’t afford AZT. Others who are without federal aid are organizing boycotts against Burroughs and considering lawsuits.