In January, Georgia had the longest waiting list in the nation for people with HIV to receive government drug assistance.
At that time, the state had 1,348 people waiting to join the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). Now, less than six months later, it’s only about one-third of that: 490.
ADAP serves HIV-infected people who have low or moderate incomes and no health insurance. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS, and drug treatment is a major factor in preventing infected people from developing the full-scale disease.
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Georgia Health News, June 18, 2012