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Medical News and Perspectives
July 14, 2004

Thousands Fall Through HIV Treatment Gap

JAMA. 2004;292(2):161-162. doi:10.1001/jama.292.2.161

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) .