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.