“With almost 8,000 people on ADAP waiting lists nationwide and 3,807 of those in Florida alone, it is clear that the need is significant. Reducing the eligibility to further limit the number of people accessing services only compounds the problem and puts many more lives at risk.”  He went on to say, “This is a time to take action and tell the state how reducing the eligibility criteria for HIV/AIDS services will hurt those in need.” #

The statement adds that the AIDS Insurance Continuation Program, as well as the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS and possibly more HIV/AIDS programs and services are also looking at reductions. #

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