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** HELP **
Shout out to all my Ft. Lauderdale friends…I just learned that Poverello Food Panty is having to close until around March due to economy and lack of donations. We have all been blessed in different ways and we all to often “take when we should give” and when it hurts we should “give some more” so let’s help out our community family and drop off an extra $10 or $20, here and there, in can goods or dry goods, buy one and get one free and drop off the free. Or simply make a Tax Deductible Cash Donation ! -RJ

Poverllo provides life-saving food and basic living essentials with the highest degree of understanding, respect and love for individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are living in Broward County and meet specified qualifications for services.

2292 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors, FL 33305
954-561-3663

Foodbank – Serving over 875 meals each day!
Monday – Thursday 9 am – 3 pm

So Give what you can.

FYI: The display case in room 200 with the HIV/AIDS memorabilia is on loan from Poverello, so they do support our group.

-Steve

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Sometimes being #1 is NOT what you where you want to be, like being #1 on the ADAP Waiting List. But that’s where we are, by A LOT. And Broward County has 342 patients on the Waiting Listing according to the Department of Health.
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National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
The ADAP Watch

September 24, 2010

ADAPs With Waiting Lists (3,441 individuals in 9 states*, as of September 23, 2010)
1. Florida: 1,796 individuals
2. Georgia: 553 individuals
3. Louisiana: 439 individuals**
4. Ohio: 232 individuals
5. Kentucky: 227 individuals
6. South Carolina: 148 individuals
7. North Carolina: 36 individuals
8. Montana: 10 individuals
9. Iowa: 0 individuals (program capped on September 15, 2010)

ADAPs With Other Cost-Containment Strategies (Instituted Since April 1, 2009, as of July 22, 2010)
AdvertisementArizona: reduced formulary
Arkansas: reduced formulary, lowered financial eligibility to 200% FPL
Colorado: reduced formulary
Georgia: reduced formulary, implemented medical criteria, continued participation in the Alternative Method Demonstration Project (AMDP)
Illinois: reduced formulary
Iowa: reduced formulary
Kentucky: reduced formulary
Louisiana: discontinued reimbursement of laboratory assays
Missouri: reduced formulary
North Carolina: reduced formulary
North Dakota: capped enrollment, instituted annual expenditure cap, lowered financial eligibility to 300% FPL
Ohio: reduced formulary, lowered financial eligibility to 300% FPL (disenrolled 257 clients)
South Carolina: instituted annual expenditure cap, lowered financial eligibility to 300% FPL
Utah: reduced formulary, lowered financial eligibility to 250% FPL (disenrolled 89 clients)
Washington: instituted client cost sharing, reduced formulary (for uninsured clients only)
Wyoming: reduced formulary

ADAPs Considering New/Additional Cost-Containment Measures (Before March 31, 2011***)
Arizona: establish waiting list
Colorado: establish waiting list
Florida: reduce formulary, lower financial eligibility to 350% FPL
Illinois: reduce formulary, institute monthly expenditure cap, lower financial eligibility to 300% FPL
Idaho: establish waiting list
New Jersey: reduce formulary, lower financial eligibility
Ohio: disenroll approximately 861 clients based on new medical criteria
Oregon: reduce formulary, institute client cost sharing
Puerto Rico: reduce formulary
Rhode Island: lower financial eligibility to 200% FPL
South Carolina: disenroll 200 clients, establish annual expenditure cap
Virginia: establish waiting list
Washington: require all clients to enroll in insurance, lower financial eligibility to 275% FPL
Wyoming: establish waiting list, reduce formulary, institute client cost sharing

* As a result of ADAP Emergency Funding, Hawaii, Idaho, South Dakota, and Utah have eliminated their waiting lists.
** Louisiana has a capped enrollment on their program. This number is a representation of their current unmet need.
*** March 31, 2011 is the end of ADAP FY2010. ADAP fiscal years begin April 1 and end March 31.

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Poziam is blogtalk radio. It is a live broadcast on the internet. You log onto http://www.blogtalkradio.com/poziam or community.poziam.com (There you have to sign up as a member, no fee, and then link to the poziam radio broadcast. that way you get to see the other 1200 people who use this website. )

This Sunday 10-03-2010, @ 9 PM at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/poziam Nate is doing an internet radio show for Poziam, and online community of hiv + men and women. Robert Breining has created a wonderful, safe, well informed community on a new interactive platform with online discussion groups, blogs, articles and of course Poziam Radio.

Nate is going to be talking about the cruise and what it means to the men who have come on the trip. There is a call in number, (347) 215-9442 and he’d appreciate it if one or more of you called in with your thoughts on past cruises. What he’d really like to hear and focus on is not so much the ports ..but the interactions. If you are new to the cruises, it would be great if we could hear about expectations. YOU DONT HAVE TO GIVE YOUR NAME TO THE HOST OR Nate. If he recognizes your voice he will be discreet.

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The numbers for the ADAP (AIDS Drug Assistance Program) Waiting List for Broward County was sent out on 09-13-2010.

292 patients were on the the ADAP Waiting List in Broward County as of 09-10-2010.

281 patients were on the the ADAP Waiting List in Broward County as of 09-03-2010.

This is up 21 patients from August 27, 2010 when 271 patients were on the Waiting List.

For information on how to contact the Broward County Health Department, go to HIV Resources in this Web Site.

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POZ Magazine and poz.com are the nation’s leading publication and website about HIV/AIDS. Offering unparalleled editorial excellence, POZ and poz.com are identified by our readers as their most trusted sources of information about the disease.

Serving the community of people living with and those affected by HIV/AIDS since 1994, POZ chronicles the AIDS pandemic domestically—and around the world.

Offering daily news, treatment updates, personal profiles, investigative features, videos, blogs and an extensive online social network that includes POZ Personals (85,000 members and counting); community forums (that are moderated and active 24/7); and a private, peer-to-peer mentoring program, POZ addresses the wide spectrum of needs of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

From the newly diagnosed to long term survivors, from very young people to people aging with the virus, from people in the highest tax bracket to those on disability, POZ provides a platform for the HIV community to speak to one another, and the world at large.

Together POZ and poz.com reach more than 70 percent of all people living in the United States who are aware that they are HIV positive. The magazine and website are also read by people who wish to know more about the disease, people who are considering getting tested for the disease, people who wish to prevent themselves from getting HIV and the staff and management of AIDS service organizations and HIV testing sites, and doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers.

More than 150,000 copies of POZ are distributed at thousands of doctors’ offices and AIDS service organizations nationwide. The magazine is also distributed at the world’s most important and well-attended conferences focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and community issues.

The information on this website does not replace the advice of a health care professional.

Go to:
http://www.poz.com/

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The Pet Project:
It is the misssion of the Pet Project to help people living with HIV/AIDS or other disabling conditions to keep their pets by providing pet care and ongoing support.

Here’s a link to their website:

http://www.petprojectforpets.org/breaking%20news.php

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Anthony from BOLT has created a calendar of the HIV social events and HIV support groups here in South Florida. This is an excellent and easy resource to find out what’s going on when you want something to do with people that support you. Here’s the link.

Have a look:

http://www.localendar.com/public/The_Calendar

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