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Press Release

ADAP Crisis Worsens; Waiting Lists Near Historical High

June 18, 2010

Washington, DC -- There are now 1,596 people on waiting lists to receive consistent access to their HIV-related medications through AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). This number nearly tops the historical high of 1,629 people on waiting lists in May 2004. The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) implores the Obama Administration and Congress to take immediate action to provide relief to the nation's struggling ADAPs. The program is in need of an additional $126 million in FY2010 emergency funding in order to ensure access to lifesaving medications for those in need.

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See Also
2012 National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report: Module One (PDF)
After Five Years, ADAP Waiting Lists Have Been Eliminated; Unmet Need and Funding Uncertainties Require Continued Commitment
More on ADAP Restrictions and Waiting Lists

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Comment by: Henry (Gastonia, NC) Thu., Jun. 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm EDT
Actually the number already past the historic number cited. Very simple, that a lot of the States already cut on eligible HIV receipients of ADAP people who qualified 2 years ago and last year did not, are not even counted in the waiting list and on top of that for people in a bracket of 400% poverty that insurance will not cover their branded HIV meds or charge between 300-700 for them to get meds and Pharma programs do not cover because they have insurance or are employed. And before someone says they can afford it, not true.. if you pay car, insurance, medical co-pays and deductables and a roof over your head and food and services what do you have left? you can't get any help it is the dougnut hole.
Thank you,
Concerned insured and struggling not to be a statistic...
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