A new 10-year, $7 billion federal program would cut the premature death
rate from HIV and AIDS by 56% and save some 20 000 lives, according to
an analysis from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). Patients who now fall through
the seams of the patchwork, state-run AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
would receive standard-of-care treatment under the plan recommended in the
IOM report "Public Financing and Delivery of HIV/AIDS Care: Securing the Legacy
of Ryan White" (available at http://www.iom.edu) .
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