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Author Topic: ADAP Waiting lists in 8 states  (Read 945 times)

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Offline BlueMoon

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Re: ADAP Waiting lists in 8 states
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 04:14:22 PM »
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: ADAP Waiting lists in 8 states
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 10:40:44 PM »
Nebraska only has 727 cumulative cases of HIV infection.  I find it hard to believe that 10% of them are on an ADAP waiting list.  That one just sticks out to me like a sore thumb.  Did they simply eliminate the entire program?  

Keep in mind that just ten states comprise 75% of national ADAP enrollment.

note: not trying to be a heartless person, just curious
« Last Edit: October 09, 2009, 10:44:02 PM by Miss Philicia »
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Offline daysleeper

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Re: ADAP Waiting lists in 8 states
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2009, 04:55:20 AM »
Damn ... I gotta get my ass in gear re-enrolling before California turns into a nightmare.

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: ADAP Waiting lists in 8 states
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2009, 06:51:03 AM »


  Extremely sad indeed...   I know if I were one of those on one of the waiting lists I would be crapping my pants wondering when and if I was ever going to get the assistance I  needed.  How do they determine who comes off and stays on the list?  Is it by a need basis or first come, first serve?

 
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Offline GNYC09

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Re: ADAP Waiting lists in 8 states
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2009, 11:22:10 AM »
Really sad.  Is there a program like "Aid for AIDS" that focuses on folks in the U.S.?  Is there someplace you can donate unused meds?

Offline MarcoPoz

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Re: ADAP Waiting lists in 8 states
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2009, 09:16:45 AM »
Nebraska only has 727 cumulative cases of HIV infection.  I find it hard to believe that 10% of them are on an ADAP waiting list.  That one just sticks out to me like a sore thumb.  Did they simply eliminate the entire program?  

Keep in mind that just ten states comprise 75% of national ADAP enrollment.

note: not trying to be a heartless person, just curious

You should not find this hard to believe at all.  In places where the epidemic is either more rural or more focused on one metro area (outside of New York and California) the rates of ADAP eligibility are like this.  The scary thing is that within a lot of these states, ADAP is becoming the lion share of all HIV spending.  It is becoming the service getting the largest amount of funding, but STILL has access problems.  More people becoming infected and more of them being ADAP eligible, means the system is at its breaking point in many states.

Look at the number of states who are moving to waiting lists AND reducing formularies. (Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee  PLUS California's planned cuts upcoming.

For those of you who have your medication costs covered by private insurance, medicaid, medicare, ADAP or some other source--you are VERY lucky.  Know that if ADAP is you primary payer, you may experience a change.

For those who do not have access to these programs, it is VERY sad.  The true state of affairs is that in a growing number of places in the US, our access to HIV meds is no different than the access in sub-saharan Africa.  Meds MIGHT be around--but people that need them on a daily basis cannot get access to them.

Those of us with benefits need to understand this and perhaps become more engaged in advocacy, if so inclined.

 


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