“When people aren’t on their meds, they get sick. And they have higher viral loads, and that means they’re more likely to infect other people,” said state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco. “It’s in everyone’s interests for people to be healthy and to have suppressed viral loads. This just isn’t a tenable or acceptable state of affairs.”
In December, Wiener sent a letter to state public health Director Karen Smith demanding that she immediately fix problems with the drug assistance program, or cancel the new operators’ contracts.