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 assure that access to
services recognize and afford persons living with HIV/AIDS to enjoy a healthy
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 Issues Call for Nominations for
its 2015 Annual ADAP Leadership Awards
Awards to recognize leaders who are working to improve access to care
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2015) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known
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
to submit nomination.
The Affordable Care Act and the Ryan White Program for Persons
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 laws major
provisions were phased in by January 2014, with other provisions phased in
by 2020. The ACA has numerous implications generally on the United States
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. Whats 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.
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 ACAs provisions, they have also learned
numerous ways to assist with their advocacy to combat such unlawful practices.
CLICK HERE to read more.
 ADAP Advocacy Association, "Impact of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid
Expansion & Insurance
Exchanges on HIV/AIDS & Viral Hepatitis Services," November 6, 2013.
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.
to the ADAP Watch