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 Launches Transgender Health
Improving Access to Care Among Transgender Men & Women Living with
HIV/AIDS under the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (August 3, 2016) - The ADAP Advocacy Association - also
today announced that it has launched a new project to improve access to care
and treatment for transgender men and women living with HIV/AIDS. The project
- "Improving Access to Care Among Transgender Men & Women Living with
HIV/AIDS under the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)" - aims to raise
awareness about issues confronting transgender men and women living with
HIV/AIDS who also access care and treatment (or whom could benefit from such
care and treatment) under ADAP, as well as provide useful resources and tools
to the communities serving them.
Mandating Treatment for HIV-Related Lipodystrophy: The
Massachusetts experience and a call for national action
By: Ben Klein, Senior Attorney and AIDS Law Project Director, GLBTQ Legal
Advocates & Defenders
There is a debilitating and disfiguring side effect of early HIV medications
that causes profound suffering among our longest-term survivors of the HIV
epidemic. For some, it is so severe that they do not leave their homes and
become shut-ins, depressed, and suicidal. For others it causes chronic physical
pain and structural damage, including spine and neck problems. And for many
it is an involuntary public disclosure of HIV, still the most stigmatized
health condition in America. Most public and private insurers refuse to cover
the simple, inexpensive, and effective medical treatments available to remedy
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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.