Bright & Early: Wait-Listed Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Tennessee’s drug assistance program for people with HIV/AIDS now has a waiting list thanks to folks losing jobs and insurance, along with an increase in the number of people living with the disease. Those overseeing the program hope that their own services can be supplemented with federal programs and pharmaceutical companies. Pregnant women and infants can be enrolled on an emergency basis. The program was originally created in 1990 to help give access to drugs and medical treatment for low-income individuals living with HIV/AIDS. This is the first time it’s ever had a waiting list.

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