Dispatches from the fight against homelessness and AIDS
Posted by Sunny Bjerk , February 20, 2013
The latest figures for the national AIDS Drug Assistance Program are out, which show a slight increase since our last report in January.
As of February 14, 2013, the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) stats show that there are 63 individuals on the ADAP wait list in four states. South Dakota currently has 37 people on their wait list and Idaho has 26 people on their wait list, an increase of 5 and 7 individuals, respectively, since January.
While Florida and Louisiana are shown as having zero people on their wait lists, they have not officially closed their lists.
These numbers and the availability of ADAP are expected to be affected should the Sequestration take place on March 1st. AmfAR suggests that should the sequestration take place, at least 15,700 Americans will lose access to ADAP services, which will greatly affect communities of color living with HIV/AIDS.
All this goes to show how certain policies can make the poor even poorer and the marginalized even more powerless.
Stay tuned for updates.
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