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Funding for HIVAIDS The HIVAIDS epidemic begain in 1981 Since then more than 630 million people have been diagnosed with AIDS When this epidemic fist began overall funding was on the increase each year with new foundations forming to raise more more for a cure As the years have passed and brought us to today the monies issued for funding and research have decreased dramatically The monies have been misapproptated within various organizations and often times the monies are used overseas to battle the disease there rather than in the US A major source for HIVAIDS funding goes to the ADAP AIDS Drug Assisstance Program which was formed in 1987 Its major puropse is to help funding for those that are infected and are not insured or are underinsured The ADAP was not prepared for the overwhelming amount of funds needs to maintain the reasearch of this disease As 2002 there were about 900000 people in the US alone living with HIVAIDSAldridge C National ADAP Monitoring ProjectAnnual Report 2002 The cost of treating a person with AIDS can be well over 20000 per year One of every five persons infected are uninsurced It would cost approximately 36 billion dollars to treat those uninsured individuals Total spending in the fiscal year 2000 was 61 million dollars which was an enourmous shortfall In 2003 any increases in HIVAIDS fudnding were halted to increase the federal dollars to help prevent bioterrorism Public Policy News Updates Most of the funding for the ADAP comes from the Federal Government A great deal of this programs effectiveness comes from the support of individual states If each state does not come through with additioal funding the ADAP does not have the funds to function properly Just recently the Senate had voted down an ammendment that would have provided an additional one billion dollares for the global war on AIDS By the year 2005 its projected that the funds would be about half
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