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Even at a time when the need for more HIV testing and treatment services has never been greater, some states are considering cutting programs that provide vital resources to people who have the condition or are at risk for contracting it. The need for these services continues to grow.
For example, the number of Florida residents who have signed up with the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors to receive assistance in paying for antiretroviral drugs increased by 164 in the month of January alone, according to the Florida Independent.
The figures represent a sharp spike in the number of people who have received positive HIV test results. State officials told the news source that they are working to solve funding shortfalls that keep them from being able to help as many residents as they would like. However, there currently is not enough funding.
State lawmakers in Michigan and North Carolina have proposed cutting programs that provide HIV testing and treatment to individuals who cannot afford the cost of care. Advocacy groups have said that this will only fuel the epidemic.
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