Dispatches from the fight against homelessness and AIDS
Posted by Sunny Bjerk , December 18, 2012
The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) released the latest numbers of the ADAP wait list, the last since November 27th when the national wait list was 104 people across five states.
According to the latest figures, there are 58 people in Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, and South Dakota waiting for HIV/AIDS medications; Georgia was able to close their ADAP wait list in November.
NASTAD reports that of these 58 people, 8% are African American; 10% Hispanic; 32% White; 2% Asian, 12% American Indian/Alaska Native, and 2% are multi-racial. The figures also show that 68% of those waiting are men, 32% are women, with no one self-reporting as transgender.
While these folks wait for their medications, NASTAD and other local AIDS service organizations are assisting these folks obtain medication through pharmaceutical company patient assistance programs or Welvista. They are also being provided case management services as well.
Thus far, it remains unclear how the Fiscal Cliff and the potential Sequestration may affect the ADAP funding.
Read the full report below.
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