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IDPH announces additional funding for AIDS drug assistance program

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

More than $664,000 will help move Iowans off ADAP wait list

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) announced today that Iowa has been allocated $664,928 for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). This funding will be used to give low-income and uninsured Iowans who are on waiting lists for ADAP benefits access to life-saving medications.

"This money, coupled with a pending Ryan White Part B supplemental award, will be used to help ease the projected budget shortfall already in place, and will allow many clients to be moved off the waiting list and into the program," said IDPH HIV, STD, and Hepatitis Bureau Chief Randy Mayer. As of September 1, 2010, 130 Iowans were on the Iowa ADAP wait list.

The IDPH ADAP program helps cover prescription drug costs for certain FDA-approved drugs for HIV/AIDS patients who qualify for the program.

For more information about the Iowa ADAP program, including eligibility requirements, visit www.idph.state.ia.us/adper/common/pdf/di.... For information about the IDPH HIV and AIDS Program, visit www.idph.state.ia.us/adper/hiv_aids_prog....

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