With Thousands of Lives On the Line, Florida Considers Stricter Restrictions On HIV Drug Assistance

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As the HIV/AIDS epidemic enters its fourth decade, powerful antiretroviral drugs give patients hope at living long and relatively normal lives, but those drugs come with a hefty price tag and many patients rely on government assistance programs to obtain them. Florida's AIDS Drugs Assistance Program has already instituted waiting lists, and now a new rule could cut thousands more patients off from the life-saving drugs.

ADAP helps pay for drugs for 9,600 low income Floridians with HIV or AIDS. More than 3500 more sit, with their lives on the line, on a waiting list for help.

Currently people at 400% of the poverty level or lower are eligible for the program. The state is now considering lowering eligibility to 200% of the federal poverty level.

That means that only people who make $21,780 a year would be eligible. To put that in perspective, the cost of Atripla, a combination of drugs in a single pill and one of the few HIV regimens in which patients take only one pill a day, costs about $22,200 a year in America. Several other regimens which require patients to take more medications could cost significantly more.

That makes it nearly impossible for low-income victims without health insurance to buy the drugs without some sort of help.

"We know 100 percent of people are opposed to this," Thomas Liberti, chief of the state Bureau of HIV/AIDS, tells TheBody.com. "We don't want to take drugs away from people."

Yet, with more cuts coming from both the state and federal level, the bureau is facing limited resources.

Several patients in Miami showed up at a recent public hearing about the possible changes held in Miami.

From The Miami Herald:
"Me, two kids and a job equals death,'' pleaded a Fort Lauderdale woman named Karen, 50, who has been HIV-positive for 28 years and did not want her last name published. "I can't afford a job. As a mother, I have to choose. I have to provide for my children, keep a roof over their head and give them food. But if I choose to be self-sufficient, my children will slowly watch me die.

"You have the money to send somebody to the moon, but you don't have the money to save the life of someone here on earth? How dare you!''
The HIV drugs are most effective when started early and taken daily. Missing doses due to being unable to pay for the drugs could lead to resistance, and the patients may be faced with the fate of having to take even more expensive drugs to survive. The drugs also help with HIV prevention, as people on the medicine are less likely to infect others.

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nevernot
nevernot

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Kevin Maloney
Kevin Maloney

On this the 30th year of the AIDS epidemic our country is facing a perlious time in the fight agianst HIV/AIDS. We now have over 8,000 people across the country on waiting lists, waiting to receive life saving HIV medication. In Florida, nearly 4,000 people are waiting. State are changing elegibility criteria. If Washington and States do not step up to the plate , a flash back to the 80's will occur. People dying, but this time not because we do not have the medicine, but because we do not have the funding to do so? Does this seem right? I have created a petition on change.org that has received 900+ signatures. Will you stand with me and the nealy 1000 others who have already signed! Your support is much appreciated! Please post to FB, re-tweet the petition, and e mail anyone that you can. The petition can be found here

Petition: http://www.change.org/petition...

Thank You!

Kevin Maloney RiseUpToHIV

apostleshadamishe
apostleshadamishe

THE IDEA that AMBUSH cures AIDS

is being proven by the more than 400 individuals who have taken a doseof 60 ml three times daily for 21 days. The result is that AMBUSH'KILLS' the virus by causing the protein envelope to rupture and theviral particles are discarded by the white blood cells. AMBUSH is ableto 'KILL' the virus that are 'hiding' in the lymph system by its'natural radioactive' properties. This process allows the body to'return to normal health' with a corresponding immunity to that orthose strains of the virus.

What is AMBUSH ?

AMBUSH is a radioactive isotope of uranium that is found in the 'palm'plant of which there are more than 3000 species. When ingested, AMBUSHcauses the body temperature in the trunk area to rise to about 102degrees when the individual is sleeping. The preparation takes fourhours per batch, which is then given to the individuals for consumption60 ml three times daily for 21 days. AMBUSH is a herbal preparation inthis form but it contains an active ingredient which is a 'NEW'crystalline substance, a drug from the 'palm plant' similarly toASPIRIN originating from the willow tree bark

RESULTS:

After 21 days on AMBUSH, ALL the individuals experienced a decrease inviral load to undetectable, an increase in cd4, increase in RBC, animprovement in general health such as more color to the face, decreasein Buffalo hump, an increase in gluteal muscles, a decrease to havingno joint pains whereby individuals can bend to touch their toes, andwalk up steps are but a few examples. There is also a dramatic increasein their sexual appetite beginning after the first week of therapy

DISCUSSION:

In any plant concoction such as percolated 'tea', there are 30-40,000compounds, whi ch would take the scientific community twenty years toisolate one particular ingredient if they knew what they were lookingfor. The LORD GOD has given me seven steps to isolate the activeingredient, which is soft and metallic in nature and has a carbon-uranium-sulfur-(classified)-phentolamine configuration or structure.This is similar to Federick Kekule and the discovery of the benzenering where he dreamt the structure.

As an antiviral and 'natural radioactivity' producing agent, AMBUSH isalso effective against leukemia, lupus and HPV. Here I am saying that Ihave 'GIVEN' AMBUSH in the same 'strength' and dosage to patients withleukemia, lupus and HPV. A 35 year old male with HIV found it difficultto impossible to urinate was put on 'green tea' and water while thedoctors contemplated prostrate surgery. One of the doctors gave him mynumber , I sent him a supply of AMBUSH an d he has not been given anymore ARV's, since taking AMBUSH 18 months ago, is in 'good' health andhas expressed a willingness to be examined by HIV investigators likemany others who have taken AMBUSH.

I have sent this 'IDEA' to most HIV research agencies, scientist of thefield, universities, hospitals, clinics, politicians and news agenciesto which it is REJECTED because the name of THE LORD GOD is mentioned.He has steered me scientifically through the processes such as whichplant and how to produce the active ingredient. What are the odds of aFlorida Pharmacist picking a plant would contain the CURE for HIV/AIDS ?I have never charged any of the people for their supply of AMBUSH but alife saving has been spent on the project with NO renumeration from anysources because AMBUSH falls outside the walls of modern medicine andresearch.

PROPOSAL:

My proposal is that I PROVE that AMBUSH CURES HIV/AIDS by giving it toa number of END-STAGE or DRUG-RESISTANT people and the scientificcommunity watches their recovery. This proposal addresses the problemin that I have already outlaid the results to be obtained.

This IDEA is unconventional in that the scientific community hasrejected AMBUSH because I say it is GOD given. Secondly if I wrote itaccording to certain standards, then it might be peer reviewed.However, THE LORD GOD has also shown me that there are five enzymesystems associated with the virus, reverse transcriptase, protease,fusion and two more of which causes the virus to be AIRBOURNE. Thismeans that without DIVINE intervention mankind and ALL warm- bloodedmammals will be extinct in a number of years.

The PROOF of what I am saying is found in scientific papers wherein itis found that when the protease cuts the viral strands, it cuts it atDIFFERENT lengths EVERY time, to which it should always be a valine atthe end but is a different amino acid every time. This is why it isIMPOSSIBLE to produce a VACCINE.

Since this is NOT a hypothesis but there are about 400 individuals whohave taken AMBUSH, here lies a vast area in which to check, recheck andconfirm that AMBUSH CURES AIDS. Let it be mentioned that during the HIVreproductive cycle, reverse transcriptase converts viral RNA into DNAcompatible to human genetic materials. Thus the human DNA has been'hijacked' and since each person has a DIFFERENT DNA, then the newviral copy is unique to that person which shows that each individualhas a DIFFERENT STRAIN of the virus. Consider two HIV positive peopleswapping viral strains and increasing its complexity with multiplepartners.It can also be proposed that they be revisited as proof that the strainor strains that they had were 'killed' at the time of taking AMBUSHconsidering that a person can catch as many different strains as thereare people who are infected by HIV.I am also willing to work with the scientific community in identifyingthose individuals who took AMBUSH and wish to be identified with thisprocess notwithstanding that some are stigmatized while others arejubilant,

Once AMBUSH is verified as being able to accomplish that which isaforementioned then the next stage might be the natural and artificialsynthesis of the substance.

Finally, if this is accepted or not, believed or not, THE LORD GODalways wins and this is the heavenly truth to which AMBUSH was divinelygiven to mankind for the CURE of HIV/AIDS and it will be here forever. The WORLD is therefore COMPELLED to listen......sooner or later....your choice !!!!!Apostle Shada Mishe.

apostleshadamishe@gmail.com

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