In the United States, more than 6,500 people are waiting for HIV/AIDS drugs from a government program. The AIDS Drug Assistance Program provides medication to people with HIV/AIDS who are uninsured, low-income and otherwise unable to afford the life-saving drugs.
These drugs can cost upwards of $4,000 a month. In 12 states, ADAP has been overwhelmed and cannot add new patients because of the costs. Florida has the largest waiting list with nearly half of the nation’s cases. We introduce you to four Floridians who have waited. Source: nastad.org
Brandon Reynolds, 34, learned he had AIDS in April 2011. Reynolds, a self-described geek and a computer engineering student, says HIV is not the main focus of his life. “All it is is an uninvited guest — it came to a party it’s not invited to.”