The number of people living with HIV/AIDS that are on Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list has dropped slightly through the month of June.
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With possible eligibility cuts, funding shortages, Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program remains in crisis (Updated)
The Florida Department of Health on Monday will hold the first of several public debates to decide whether to reduce eligibility to Florida’s AIDS Drug Assistance Program (aka ADAP) from 400 percent of the federal poverty level to 200 percent.
In other words: A person who earns $30,000 a year would not qualify for ADAP. HIV/AIDS drugs cost between $10,000 and $20,000 a year.
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.
The Florida Department of Health has reached an agreement that will provide drugs to patients relying on its cash-strapped AIDS Drug Assistance Program.
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.”