currently have waiting lists for access to their AIDS Drug
Assistance Programs, according to a new report by the
National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS
Directors. A total of 21 states have already
implemented some sort of restrictions on their programs
because of budget shortfalls—like tightened
financial eligibility requirements or providing fewer
medications—or are considering such restrictions,
according to the report. As of November 17 there were 1,579
low-income HIV-positive people on ADAP waiting lists
in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky,
Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, and West Virginia.
Ten states—Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana, Missouri, New
Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,
and Utah—have implemented other
cost-containment strategies, according to the report.