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Waiting lists and cost-containment measures continue to be a fact of life at the state and territorial AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) that serve as the primary drug safety net for individuals with HIV/AIDS, according to the National ADAP Monitoring Project annual report. As of February 2006, ADAPs in nine states had waiting lists totaling 791 individuals. The national ADAP budget was $1.3 billion in fiscal year 2005 and is spent almost entirely on direct client services for the more than 134,000 individuals enrolled across the country. The number of people on the waiting lists varies over time, but waiting lists have been in place in some states for several months, or even years. Bimonthly surveys conducted between July 2002 and February 2006 show that 12 ADAPs had waiting lists in 10 or more of the survey periods. The annual report is prepared by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors.
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Title Annotation:POLICY & PRACTICE
Author:Schneider, Mary Ellen
Publication:OB GYN News
Date:May 1, 2006
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