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Almost 300 Floridians put on AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list since early August

By | 09.02.11 | 1:14 pm

A report released today shows that more than 4,020 people living with HIV/AIDS in Florida are now on the waiting list for the taxpayer-funded AIDS Drug Assistance Program, an increase of at least 270 since early August.

Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fort Lauderdale (Pic by RepAlceeHastings)

Ryan White HIV/AIDS program turns 21 amid Drug Assistance Program funding crisis

By | 08.18.11 | 2:55 pm

The Ryan White program, named after a teenager who died of AIDS, is celebrating 21 years of existence while the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, one of  its most important components, faces an ongoing funding crisis.

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Overall HIV rates remain steady, but an ‘alarming increase’ among African-Americans

By | 08.04.11 | 9:49 am

The number of new reported cases of HIV in the U.S. from 2006 through 2009 remained stable, says a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report issued Wednesday. But the data also shows an “alarming increase among young, black gay and bisexual men” that requires “urgent action.”

Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fort Lauderdale (Pic by RepAlceeHastings)

Obama administration revises policy, will not limit AIDS drug emergency funding

By | 08.02.11 | 7:59 am

According to an HIV/AIDS patient advocacy group, the Obama administration announced Monday its decision to not limit the level of emergency funding Florida can receive for its AIDS Drug Assistance Program to less than what it received last year.

Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Fort Lauderdale (Pic by RepAlceeHastings)

Lawmakers to meet with Sebelius over Obama administration decision on AIDS drug funds

By | 07.22.11 | 8:53 am

Michael Rajner, legislative director of the Florida GLBT Democratic Caucus, tells The Florida Independent in a written statement that Sen. Bill Nelson, and Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Alcee Hastings will be speaking with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program crisis.

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AIDS Institute wants Obama administration to reverse decision on AIDS drug funds

By | 07.21.11 | 11:03 am

Advocates for Florida HIV/AIDS patients are upset at a decision made by the Obama administration to limit how much money each state can receive from recently approved AIDS Drug Assistance Program “emergency relief funding.”

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ADAP Beyond the Numbers campaign puts a face on a funding crisis

By | 07.09.11 | 6:00 am

The National Minority AIDS Council on Thursday launched a new website as part of its ADAP Beyond the Numbers campaign, an effort to put a face on the ongoing AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) funding crisis.

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Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list continues to surge

By | 04.06.11 | 3:08 pm

The number of Florida HIV/AIDS patients on a waiting list to get their medications through the taxpayer-funded AIDS Drug Assistance Program (aka ADAP) continues to grow.

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Emergency summit addresses AIDS Drug Assistance Program funding shortages, both now and long-term

By | 01.31.11 | 8:21 am

Tom Liberti, director of the state Department of Health’s Bureau of HIV/AIDS spoke over the weekend at an AIDS Drug Assistance Program emergency summit in Fort Lauderdale, and told The Florida Independent the department has not yet reached an emergency agreement to supply 6,000 Florida Drug Assistance Program patients their medications through the end of March.

“I don’t want to lay out a plan,” Liberti said when asked what his office would do if, on Monday, there was still no agreement in place. “If we would tell the legislature or the governor, they might recommend something. The end solution is money.”

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Waiting list for Florida AIDS Drugs Assistance Program grows longer

By | 01.26.11 | 8:59 am

The number of Florida HIV/AIDS patients on the AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list has continued to rise over the month of January.

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