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Report: Nine
states have ADAP waiting lists

Report: Nine
states have ADAP waiting lists

Nine states currently have AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting lists, while a total of 16 have enacted some form of cost-cutting, including implementing waiting lists, tightening financial eligibility requirements, or reducing the number of drugs they provide, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors. ADAPs are federally funded programs--although many states also contribute state tax funds--that provide anti-HIV medications and other drugs to low-income HIV-positive people. As of July 18, according to the report, there were 435 people on ADAP waiting lists in the nine states, but another 1,487 could be placed on the lists when a special one-time, one-year $20 million federal grant aimed at reducing ADAP waiting lists expires next month. The nine states that currently have waiting lists are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, and West Virginia.

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