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The Nation

March 15, 1987

The nation's first AIDS hospital will stop accepting indigent patients because it has lost more than $2 million caring for AIDS sufferers who could not pay their bills, officials said. However, a spokeswoman for the Institute for Immunological Disorders in Houston, a publicly supported facility that opened last September, said that patients already being treated for acquired immune deficiency syndrome will continue to receive care. "The need for services by patients who are without health insurance and have no other financial resources has reached a point that threatens the ability of the institute to serve these two priorities," a hospital statement said.

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