>Oh South Carolina, Could You Possibly Sink Any Lower?

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Did you know that……

  • South Carolina ranks11th highest new HIV infection rate in the nation.
  • Columbia, South Carolina’s capital city, has the 8th highest annual rate of AIDS diagnoses in the nation among cities with 500,000 or more residents.
  • There are over 300 South Carolinians on a waiting list for life‐sustaining HIV medications.
  • There are 17,500 South Carolinians were living with HIV.
  • Over half [56%] of South Carolinians living with HIV and AIDS, who know their health status, are not in regular care.

And what does the South Carolina Legislature do?
They propose a Bill (S.434) that would require the use of ONLY generic drugs to treat HIV/AIDS.
But guess what?
There are NO generic HIV drugs!
There will be a press conference and rally at the Sate House, next Wednesday, February 9, at 10 AM, in an effort to restore funding to desperately needed HIV/AIDS groups, like AIDS Drug Assistance program [ADAP] which helps people who have no health care, or inadequate health care, receive counseling, treatment and medications.
This is a crisis in South Carolina, and our legislators, and our wonderful new governor, Nikki Haley, are doing nothing about.
I am going to that rally, and urge anyone who is in South Carolina to attend as well. This isn’t only about people with HIV and AIDS, it’s about doing what’s right for our citizens.

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Filed under ADAP, AIDS, Health Care, HIV, Politics, South Carolina

4 responses to “>Oh South Carolina, Could You Possibly Sink Any Lower?

  1. >"This is a crisis in South Carolina, and our legislators, and our wonderful new governor, Nikki Haley, are doing nothing about."There is a financial crisis in South Carolina and Nikki is trying to do something about it you fucking dumbass…

  2. >My husband's HIV meds are Reyataz and Truvada. I looked up their patents and found they don't expire until 2017. You can bet there will be no generics for those meds sold here in the U.S. until then.

  3. Bob

    >Thanks for coming by incognito Anon, but I don't like Anon, so I'll call you Fucktard.People are dying because Nikki, and Sandford, are cutting, have cut, will cut, funding for programs like ADAP.And, while she wants to cut funding for ADAP and the arts, Nikki Haley has given raises to her personal political staff; raises ranging from 7% to 43%.Yeah, we have a financial crisis in this state, but not if you're in Nikki's pocket.Look into it, Fucktard.

  4. >Hey Anon,If Nikki wanted to do something about the financial crisis, maybe her family business should pay its taxes?

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