Life and death on the waiting list

Lisotta, Christopher; McManus, Mike
September 2006
Advocate;9/26/2006, Issue 971, p31
This article explains thate states with drug waiting lists for low-income AIDS patients are getting some relief from the new prescription drug program of the administration of U.S. President George W. Bush. It highlights the case of David Woods, a 52-year-old AIDS patient, who has been HIV-positive for 16 years, and is being taken off the waiting list for the Kentucky AIDS Drug Assistance Program, which would start to pay for two of the eight medications he needs. Developed for AIDS patients who do not have adequate health insurance or cannot otherwise afford to pay for their medications, AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, or ADAPs, are authorized under the Ryan White Act, a federal law, but vary greatly from state to state in terms of funding and covered medications and services.


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