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An Interview With Steve Bailey: How Virginia Kept the Pills Coming to ADAP Clients on Its Waiting List

September 24, 2012

No one enjoyed the ADAP waiting list experience, but sometimes adversity produces remarkable things. When the Commonwealth of Virginia had to start wait-listing ADAP-eligible clients in November, 2010, and even disenroll some clients who were already getting their drugs through Virginia's ADAP, the Commonwealth made a commitment: everyone would continue getting drugs, even if it wasn't through the state ADAP program.

Steve Bailey, Director of HIV Care Services in the Virginia Department of Health's Division of Disease Prevention, joins us to tell us how Virginia did that. The Commonwealth's determination was admirable, and the Federal-state-private partnerships the Commonwealth built to get the job done will improve the delivery of HIV health care for years to come. The ADAP waiting lists were not a success story, but Virginia's response certainly was.

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See Also
2014 National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report (PDF)
ADAP Waiting List Update: 35 People in 1 State as of July 23
More News on ADAP Funding and Activism

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