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ADAP Watch List Updates - March 2011

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leatherman:
ADAPs with Waiting Lists
(6,972 individuals in 11 states*, as of March 3, 2011)
(changes from Feb 24 noted in parens (+268))
 
Arkansas: 42 individuals (+6)
Florida: 3,503 individuals (+96)
Georgia: 1,074 individuals (+65)
Idaho: 7 individuals (+3)
Louisiana: 732 individuals** (+14)
Montana: 20 individuals (0)
North Carolina: 133 individuals (+3)
Ohio: 449 individuals (+11)
South Carolina: 507 individuals (+39)
Virginia: 502 individuals (+31)
Wyoming: 3 individuals (0)

ADAP Mar 4th Watch List
**Louisiana has a capped enrollment on their program.  This number is a representation of their current unmet need.


NOTE: Don't forget that Florida ADAP has actually gone bankrupt and is NOT supplying meds to 6000-6500 people. (http://www.poz.com/articles/HIV_ADAP_Florida_401_19820.shtml) Thankfully other arrangements were made to keep those people supplied until Florida ADAP begins to receive it's FY2011 budget in April

leatherman:
There are 7261 people on the waiting list now. Last year ended with 5,154 people on the ADAP waiting list. In just 2 and a half months, that total has already increased by 40% by adding another 2,107 more people to the lists. And just think, if the watch list actually added in the 6500 from Florida who are no longer being cared for by FL ADAP*, then the watch list would have increased by 225%!! At this rate we could come close to 10K by the time we finally reach the end of FY 2010. :'(


ADAPs with Waiting Lists
(7,261 individuals in 11 states*, as of March 10, 2011)
(changes from Mar 3 noted in parens (+289))

Arkansas: 46 individuals (+4)
Florida: 3,616 individuals (+113)
Georgia: 1,153 individuals (+79)
Idaho: 8 individuals (+1)
Louisiana: 760 individuals** (+28)
Montana: 20 individuals (0)
North Carolina: 139 individuals (+6)
Ohio: 468 individuals (+19)
South Carolina: 527 individuals (+20)
Virginia: 521 individuals (+19)
Wyoming: 3 individuals (0)


ADAP Mar 11th Watch List
**Louisiana has a capped enrollment on their program.  This number is a representation of their current unmet need.


*NOTE: Don't forget that Florida ADAP has actually gone bankrupt and is NOT supplying meds to 6000-6500 people. (http://www.poz.com/articles/HIV_ADAP_Florida_401_19820.shtml) Thankfully other arrangements were made to keep those people supplied until Florida ADAP begins to receive it's FY2011 budget in April.

leatherman:
ADAPs with Waiting Lists
(7,372 individuals in 11 states*, as of March 17, 2011)
(changes from Mar 10 noted in parens (+111))

Arkansas: 46 individuals (0)
Florida: 3,660 individuals (+44)
[Flordia could have been reporting 10,160!]
Georgia: 1,193 individuals (+40)
Idaho: 9 individuals (+1)
Louisiana: 796 individuals** (+36)
Montana: 20 individuals (0)
North Carolina: 163 individuals (+24)
Ohio: 397 individuals (-71)
South Carolina: 544 individuals (+17)
Virginia: 541 individuals (+20)
Wyoming: 3 individuals (0)

ADAP Mar 18th Watch List
**Louisiana has a capped enrollment on their program.  This number is a representation of their current unmet need.

Though this should also be discussed over in the activism forum, I'd like to pass along a link those living in these 11 states with ADAP waiting lists - http://www.doseofchange.org/

This site is a project of AIDS Foundation of Chicago made possible, in part, by AIDS United. They have an excellent 35 mins. webinar online now called "Training Video: Talk to Congress about ADAP in Your Neck of the Woods".

Advocacy is desperately needed in America and in these 11 states to properly fund the ADAP and to make sure that ALL Americans have access to daily HIV medications. It's only a matter of time, if some legislatures aren't turned around, before the callous budget cuts in health care begin to not count up on wait lists but count onto the list of those who have died from AIDS in America because they couldn't get treatment.

Take a listen to this webinar and see if you can't use these techniques to contact the legislators in your state and ask them to help alleviate the ADAP funding crisis.

cardsfan69:
I live in Florida and luckily i'm still getting my meds thru ADAP so that 10000 number ur reporting isnt exactly true not everyone is getting an emergency supply (like my partner) from Wellvista there are many of us still getting our hiv meds thru ADAP. Not sure how they determined which people they switched over to Wellvista and which ones they kept on ADAP. I asked the pharmacist the other day when i went to pick up my meds and she said she had no clue how they determined it.

anniebc:

If you want to be kept updated this is a good site to have a look at.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/50546305/ADAP-Watch-Update-3-11-11

Kia Kaha
Jan

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