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States cut back efforts to provide drugs for HIV, AIDS

Publié par Clifford Armion le 23/05/2011

Shefali S. Kulkarni

"Cash-strapped states are scaling back efforts to provide life-saving medicines to HIV patients.

"The result: more than 8,300 people a record number are on waiting lists in 13 states to get antiretrovirals and other drugs used to treat HIV and AIDS or the side effects, mental health conditions or opportunistic infections. And that number probably understates the need, say advocates, who note that many states have simply eliminated waiting lists or reduced eligibility.

"States that have changed their eligibility programs or don't have a waiting list, or some states have disenrolled their patients, that's a kind of silent crisis, I think, said Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality, an advocacy group on gay issues. His state holds the second-highest number of patients on a waiting list: 1,520."

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"States cut back efforts to provide drugs for HIV, AIDS", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mai 2011. Consulté le 09/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/states-cut-back-efforts-to-provide-drugs-for-hiv-aids