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Update on the Ohio AIDS Drug Assistance Program

The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland applauds the commitment of elected and governmental officials that are now supporting our efforts. We have had many conversations and meetings with officials regarding OHDAP and HIV/AIDS funding. We believe that our voices are being heard.

Small achievements such as the move from Ohio’s Ryan White Part B office to enroll large numbers of individuals into OHDAP are encouraging. On July 8th, 2011 OHDAP had a waiting list of 492. As of September 2nd, 2011 there were 59 individuals on the waiting list. Ohio officials have made a commitment to make efforts to temporarily eliminate the waiting list and enroll those in need directly into OHDAP, at least for the remainder of the year.

Ryan White Part B is also reviewing the reduced formulary, with discussions of possibly reinstating some of the medications that had been removed due to cost-containment measures.

Vigilance is still needed, however, with an eye toward next year’s budget. The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland continues to work with our legislators and decision-makers to ensure the protection of these vital safety-net services for all Ohioans living with HIV.