Strides Against HIV/AIDS Falter, Especially in the South, as Nation Battles COVID-19

Strides Against HIV/AIDS Falter, Especially in the South, as Nation Battles COVID-19

“We have to be cautious about text messages,” said Dr. John Carlo, chief executive officer of PRISM Health Care North Texas in Dallas. Roshan McDaniel, South Carolina’s ADAP program manager, says 60% of South Carolinians enrolled in ADAP would qualify if her state expanded Medicaid. In Texas, enrollment in the state’s AIDS drug program increased 34% from March to December 2020. State health officials attribute the increased enrollment to pandemic-related job losses, especially in states that didn’t expand Medicaid. Did they move providers?” said Carlo, the doctor and health care CEO in Dallas.

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