The waiting list to enroll in Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program grew to more than 1,070 people by last Thursday, according to the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors.
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After dropping dramatically in previous months, Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list increased over the last week: 954 Floridians are now on the list, the second highest number in the U.S.
The Florida Department of Health announced Thursday that its AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list has dropped to a little more than 800 individuals.
A Florida House of Representatives Health subcommittee meeting report (.pdf) released Wednesday includes updated information about the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program, which has the longest waiting list (.pdf) in the U.S.
More than 7,400 (.pdf) people in 10 states are still on AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting lists. Half of them, almost 3,700, live in Florida.
At least 9,000 people in 13 states were on AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting lists on Aug. 4; more than 3,700 of them live in Florida.
That Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program has been in a funding crisis since 2010 is no secret, but how the state helped make that crisis possible has been largely ignored.
Tom Liberti, chief of the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of HIV/AIDS confirmed to The Florida Independent that his office has announced a proposal to reduce eligibility for HIV/AIDS patients who get their medication through the state’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program.