December #97 : Dying for ADAP - by Tom Acitelli

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Born Again

Knowing When to Stop

The Divine Miss Em


Cocaine & Heroin

Crystal Meth

Harm Reduction


Recovery Rooms


A for Africa


WHO’s on First

Dying for ADAP


Bombing Gilead

Pos & Neg

Wishful Thinking

Unwrapper’s Delight

Study Hell

Tech Talk


Diarrhea Diary

HAART to Heart

Eradication II?


Breaks: What’s Up?

Safe Spliffs

Slumber Party

Bone Loss

Gimme Shelter


IRSA’s Rochelle advises HIVer refugees:

Editor's Letter


Sale of a Lifetime

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

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December 2003

Dying for ADAP

by Tom Acitelli

Since spring 2002, seven people have died of AIDS while on waiting lists for AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP). The names of the PWAs—five in Kentucky and two in West Virginia—remain confidential to protect families’ privacy. A caseworker who assisted several said she had helped them get meds from Pharma programs and nonprofits—but options were too slim. To join the Save ADAP Committee, click on or call Project Inform’s Ryan Clary at 415.558.8669, ext. 224.

HIVers on ADAP: 90,000
2004 federal-funding shortfall: $215 million
States with ADAP waiting lists and/or restrictions: 15
Average number of HIVers waiting: 81

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