BROCKTON, Mass.--A new study says the high number of AIDS cases in Southeastern Massachusetts require centrally located treatment programs, but state health officials say there is no money for the recommendations.
The southeastern region of the state is the second most populated region with a population of more than 1 million people.
A federally funded study said the region lacks proper facilities to treat people diagnosed with the human immunodeficiency virus, which leads to AIDS. Among its recommendations, the study said a chronic care facility should be established at Lakeville Hospital.
But state health officials said the current state budget crisis may delay any plans for implementing the study's recommendations.