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AIDS 2009 State & ADAP Budget Cuts from NASTAD Reports
 
 
  Impact of State Budget Cuts on HIV/AIDS Programs
NASTAD conducted a survey of state health department HIV/AIDS programs in February 2009 to determine how state budget cuts are affecting HIV care and treatment, prevention, surveillance and viral hepatitis programs. Thirty-seven (37) states responded to the survey and this summary details the impact that state HIV/AIDS programs are experiencing as a result of state fiscal crises.
 
Approximately 54 percent of state programs reported a decrease in state funding in FY2009 with nearly 86 percent of the reductions directed by an administrative authority (e.g., health department, governor's office, etc.) and cutting a pre-determined amount from state budgets.
 
- Almost 64 percent of HIV/AIDS care and treatment (Ryan White Part B) programs have experienced or will experience funding decreases in FY2009.
- Fifty percent (50%) of ADAP programs have experienced or will experience funding decreases in FY2009.
- Fifty-five percent (55%) of HIV prevention programs have experienced or will experience funding decreases in FY2009.
· Of the states whose FY2009 budgets are final, decreases to state budgets range from $8,500 to $56,000,000. The total anticipated FY2009 state budget decrease is $84,185,552.
 
National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report 2009 - Full Report
The 2009 National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report provides the latest data on state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). ADAPs, authorized under Part B of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act, provide HIV/AIDS-related prescription drugs to uninsured and underinsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS. ADAPs operate in 58 U.S. state, territories, and associated jurisdictions. The report, the thirteenth in an annual series, was prepared by NASTAD and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
 
"ADAP Watch," National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors: The report found that as of May 20, 2009, there were 99 people on AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists in Indiana, Montana, Nebraska and Wyoming -- 37 more people than the previous ADAP Watch report, published in March 2009. The report also found that 11 ADAPs anticipate implementing new cost-containment measures by the end of March 2010, six of which anticipate implementing a waiting list. In addition, the report identifies factors contributing to the need for cost-containment measures, and discusses how state budget deficits are affecting HIV programs, including ADAPs ("ADAP Watch," NASTAD, 6/4).
 
 
 
 
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