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Ga. activists demand more funding as AIDS drug wait list tops 1,000

Several HIV care providers are warning of a looming crisis for some of their poorest patients if more money cannot be found for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program this year.

Georgia’s wait list for the program now includes more than 1,000 people and represents a public health crisis, supporters of ADAP said at a press conference March 1 at the Grady Infection Disease Program office in Atlanta.

ADAP provides access to up to 60 different medications used to treat HIV, AIDS and related infections for 4,300 people in Georgia. Funded through a mix of federal and state money, the program’s $44.8 million budget is approximately $15 million short of what it needs to deal with increasing demand.