Annual Report Gives Update on AIDS Drug Assistance Programs
"National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report, 2007," Kaiser Family Foundation/National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors: Kaiser and NASTAD on Tuesday released an annual report that looks at state and territorial AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, which are federal- and state-funded programs that provide HIV/AIDS-related medications to low-income, uninsured and underinsured HIV-positive individuals. The report is based on a comprehensive survey of ADAPs in the U.S.; Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; Guam; and the U.S. Virgin Islands. According to the report, as of June 2006, 142,000 people were enrolled in ADAPs nationwide, an increase of 5% from 2005. The total ADAP budget was $1.39 billion in fiscal year 2006, with drug costs averaging about $11,897 annually. In addition, the report found that the number of clients receiving antiretrovirals through ADAPs had more than tripled in the last decade. Four states as of last month reported waiting lists for their ADAPs that totaled 571 people, according to the report (Kaiser Family Foundation/NASTAD release, 4/10). The report is available online. A webcast of an event to release the report is available online at kaisernetwork.org.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.