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Nine states have
AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting lists

Nine states have
AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting lists

Nine states currently have waiting lists for their AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, with nearly 2,200 low-income HIV-positive people now waiting for access to lifesaving antiretroviral treatment, according to a report issued Wednesday by the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors. A total of 22 states have implemented waiting lists or other cost-containment measures for their ADAPs, or are considering such measures, according to the report. The nine states with ADAP waiting lists are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, and West Virginia. Other cost-containment measures, such as cutting the number of medications provided or tightening program access requirements, have been implemented in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. Six states also are considering additional or new ADAP restrictions during the 2005 fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2006: Georgia, Louisiana, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. (Advocate.com)

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