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The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) mission is to promote and enhance the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) and improve access to care for persons living with HIV/AIDS. aaa+® works with advocates, community, health care, government, patients, pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders to assure that access to services recognize and afford persons living with HIV/AIDS to enjoy a healthy life.

aaa+® is the only national grassroots organization focused exclusively on ADAPs and ensuring that there are adequate resources nationwide to eliminate or prevent waiting lists for services. Our purpose is to better engage people living with HIV/AIDS by providing a platform whereby they can offer their personal experiences, challenges, knowledge, insight and solutions to solving this perpetual problem.

Breaking News

ADAP Advocacy Association Releases 2013 Annual Report; Accomplishments tempered by return of more ADAP waiting lists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 8, 2014) – The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today released it 2013 Annual Report. Whereas the AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting lists were finally eliminated last year, significant fiscal pressures continue to restrict access to appropriate, timely care and treatment in many states. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is expected to provide some relief, but uncertainty also remains over the possible unintended consequences of the law.  [PDF | DOC]


United Healthcare Does 180 Degree on Mail Order Pharmacy

A lawsuit filed in June 2013 by Consumer Watchdog and handled by national law firm Whatley Kallas, LLC in Orange County federal court has reached a settlement, bringing welcome news to many United Healthcare policy holders living with HIV/AIDS. The class action lawsuit was filed against the nation’s largest health insurance company.

In the lawsuit, Consumer Watchdog alleged that the insurance giant was illegally forcing its policy holders living with HIV/AIDS to order their prescription medications through their own in-house mail-order pharmacy. When United Healthcare made the decision, these policy holders were forced to make a choice: Transfer their prescriptions to its in-house mail-order pharmacy or pay thousands of dollars out of pocket to continue their relationships with their local retail pharmacists.


ADAP Update

ADAPs with Waiting Lists
(3 individuals in 1 state(s), as of February 19, 2014)
Source: The ADAP Watch, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), 2/25/2014.

  • Utah established a new waiting list on February 19, 2014.
  • Ten ADAPs have had cost-containment measures in place since April 1, 2013
    (reported as of February 4, 2014).
  • Louisiana reports considering implementing new or additional cost-containment measures by the end of ADAP’s current fiscal year (March 31, 2014).
  • Seven ADAPs reported modifying or eliminating existing cost-containment measures since April 1, 2013 (reported as of February 4, 2014).
  • Wyoming eliminated their enrollment cap on November 21, 2013.

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