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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 raise awareness, offer patient educational program, and foster greater community collaboration.

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 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 known as aaa+®, 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.  [PDF | DOC]


HIV-Related Belly Fat: More Than Just an Appearance Issue
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, there’s 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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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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