HEAR. HELP. HEAL. HOPE.
The ADAP Advocacy Association
mission is to promote and enhance the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs)
and improve access to care for persons living with HIV/AIDS.
works with advocates, community, health care, government, patients,
pharmaceutical companies and other stakeholders to raise awareness, offer
patient educational program, and foster greater community collaboration.
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.
ADAP Advocacy Association Announces Opening Keynote Speaker
for its 9th Annual Conference
Dr. Mike Magee to deliver message, Blending Positive Leadership
and Advocacy: A Case for Advanced Professionalism
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (June 8, 2016) - The ADAP Advocacy Association - also
today announced that Dr. Mike Magee, president of Positive Medicine
Inc., will deliver the opening keynote at its 9th Annual Conference on
September 23-24, 2016. The conference held in partnership with the
Community Access National Network (CANN) is being themed as
"Magnifying How AIDS Drug Assistance Programs Provides Treatment For
People Living With HIV/AIDS." It is being held at the Westin Georgetown,
located at 2350 M Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20037.
HIV-Related Belly Fat: More Than Just an Appearance
By: Brandon M. Macsata, CEO, ADAP Advocacy Association
Excess belly fat, known in medical circles as VAT (visceral adipose tissue),
is a type of hard fat that can affect people living with HIV-infection. Research
has shown that between 20% and 30% of HIV-positive patients are experiencing
excess VAT. For years, theres been a common misconception that this
belly fat is just a physical cosmetic issue that is a side effect of earlier
HIV treatments something that must be accepted as a reality of now
living longer with HIV-infection. Recent research dispels that myth so that
even with newer anti-retro viral regimens this condition continues to exist.
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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.
HERE to read more.