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HEAR. HELP. HEAL. HOPE.

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.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Issues Call for Nominations for its 2015 Annual ADAP Leadership Awards

Awards to recognize leaders who are working to improve access to care and treatment

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2015) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today opened nominations for its 2015 Annual ADAP Leadership Awards. The awards recognize individual, community, government and corporate leaders who are working to improve access to care and treatment under the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs. [PDF | DOC]

CLICK HERE to submit nomination.

ADAP Blog

The Affordable Care Act and the Ryan White Program for Persons with HIV/AIDS
By: Brandon M. Macsata, CEO

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), or the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – also known as Obamacare – continues to unfold and its overall impact is still yet unknown. Most of the law’s major provisions were phased in by January 2014, with other provisions phased in by 2020. The ACA has numerous implications generally on the United State’s health care delivery system, but more specifically on the supports and services afforded to people living with HIV-infection, or viral Hepatitis, under the Ryan White CARE Act. What’s more, ongoing Medicaid expansion (or lack thereof) and the implementation of insurance exchanges will also impact nearly all healthcare providers, as well as their patients. [1]

Unfortunately, people living with HIV-infection have experienced some of the unintended consequences of the law – including discriminatory practices limiting their access to care and treatment. As patients have obtained a basic understanding of the ACA’s provisions, they have also learned numerous ways to assist with their advocacy to combat such unlawful practices.

CLICK HERE to read more.

[1] ADAP Advocacy Association, "Impact of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid Expansion & Insurance
Exchanges on HIV/AIDS & Viral Hepatitis Services," November 6, 2013.

ADAP Update

ADAPs with Waiting Lists
(35 individuals in 1 state(s) on the ADAP Waiting List as of July 28, 2014)
Source: The ADAP Watch, National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD).

  • Eleven ADAPs have had cost-containment measures in place since April 1, 2013 (reported as of July 15, 2014).
  • No ADAPs currently anticipate additional cost-containment measures prior to March 31, 2015.

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