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PRESS RELEASES - (2012 Archives)

The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) issued the following press releases in 2012:


ADAP Advocacy Association Encourages Vigilance on World AIDS Day; Nearly One Hundred People Living with HIV/AIDS Remain on Waiting Lists Under the AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Access to care and treatment must remain top priority over the coming year

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 30, 2012) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today encouraged people living with HIV/AIDS, their families and supporters to remain vigilant on World AIDS Day. Despite the tremendous progress achieved over the last year to eliminate waiting lists under AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, there remain nearly one hundred people living with HIV/AIDS being denied access to appropriate, timely care and treatment. Celebrating World AIDS Day should represent an important first step in the coming year to completely eliminate ADAP waiting lists nationwide.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Welcomes $80 Million to Increase Access to HIV/AIDS Care & Treatment; Obama Administration finally ends ADAP waiting lists four years after they re-emerged

Cautions that thousands remain on “invisible” ADAP waiting lists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 20, 2012) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today welcomed the Obama Administration’s announcement that it is awarding $80 million in grants to increase access to HIV/AIDS care across the United States. The funding will eliminate waiting lists under the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, as well as expand care and treatment to 14,000 new patients. As of July 12, 2012, there remained 2,030 people living with HIV/AIDS languishing on ADAP waiting lists in nine states, but that figure does not accurately reflect the thousands of patients remaining on “invisible” ADAP waiting lists.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Announces Recipients for 2012 Annual ADAP Leadership Awards; Leaders to receive Awards at 2nd Annual Awards Dinner

Award Honorees Represent Mix of Long-Time Advocates and Rising Advocates

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 12, 2012) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today announced the recipients for its 2012 Annual ADAP Leadership Awards, which recognizes individual, community, government, media and corporate leaders who are working to improve access to care and treatment under the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs. The eight leadership awards will be presented during the 2nd Annual ADAP Leadership Awards Dinner being held on Monday, August 20th at 7:00 pm in Washington, DC. The dinner will be held in conjunction with its 5th Annual Conference, being held at the Westin Washington DC City Center on August 19-21, 2012.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Blog Recognized by KwikMed; 16 Five Star Rated AIDS Information Sites & Blogs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 9, 2012) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today announced that its weekly blog about the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) has been recognized as by KwikMed as one of the "16 Five Star Rated AIDS Information Sites & Blogs" for excellence due to the contribution its top quality editorial offers the AIDS information world. This year, KwikMed's specialist panel of judges reviewed hundreds of different sites from across the Internet before hand-picking the very best for each category. The aaa+® blog is among the elite selection of awardees that their judges felt made a real contribution to the AIDS information category.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Issues Call for Nominations for its 2012 Annual ADAP Leadership Awards; 2nd Annual Awards Dinner to be held during 5th Annual Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 22, 2012) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today opened nominations for its 2012 Annual ADAP Leadership Awards. The awards will recognize individual, community, government and corporate leaders who are working to improve access to care and treatment under the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs.

A Call for Nominations has been issued for the following awards:

  • ADAP Champion of the Year (individual)
  • ADAP Emerging Leader of the Year (individual)
  • ADAP Corporate Partner of the Year
  • ADAP Community Organization of the Year
  • ADAP Lawmaker of the Year
  • ADAP Social Media Campaign of the Year
  • ADAP Grassroots Campaign of the Year
  • ADAP Media Story of the Year

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ADAP Advocacy Association Announces 5th Annual Conference; Event Themed "STAMP" Out ADAP Waiting Lists!

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2012) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today announced that it will host its 5th Annual Conference on August 19-21, 2012. The conference - held in partnership with the Community Access National Network (CANN) and Housing Works - is being themed the "AIDS Drug Assistance Program Crisis: "STAMP" Out ADAP Waiting Lists!" It is being held at the Westin Washington DC City Center, located at 1400 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Releases ADAP Solutions Summit Final Report; Offers short-term and long-term recommendations to alleviate crisis facing the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 24, 2012) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today announced that it has released the Final Report from its “ADAP Solutions Summit” - which was held in partnership with the Community Access National Network (CANN) in Washington, DC earlier this month. The purpose of this Final Report is to convey some of the programmatic changes, improvements and reforms that could enhance the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) to better serve the needs of the consumers/clients. There were 3,097 people living with HIV/AIDS on ADAP waiting lists in 10 states, as of April 12, 2012 - including 503 people in Florida, 957 people in Georgia, 11 people in Idaho, 368 people in Louisiana, 4 people in Montana, 220 people in Nebraska, 124 people in North Carolina, 0 people in South Carolina, 0 people in Utah and 910 people in Virginia.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Releases 2011 Annual Report; Performance Against Priorities Demonstrates Continued Progress

Despite Record ADAP Waiting Lists, Year Marked by Increased Collaboration among Stakeholders

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 13, 2012) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today released its 2011 Annual Report. Despite a very challenging year facing the nation’s AIDS Drug Assistance Programs and the nearly 10,000 people living with HIV/AIDS who were being denied access to timely and appropriate care and treatment, aaa+® achieved significant milestones throughout the year. Among them serving as the facilitator to bring ADAP stakeholders together to identify solutions to the ongoing crisis.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Releases 2011 Congressional ADAP Scorecard; Overall Congressional Record Improves on AIDS Drug Assistance Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 1, 2012) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today released its 2011 Congressional Scorecard evaluating Members of Congress on their support for the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). The scorecard demonstrated a marked improvement over last year because the vast majority of both the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate received passing grades. Republicans and Democrats both supported additional federal funding, which contributed to the improved rankings last year.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Cautions that Hospitalized Patients Living with HIV/AIDS in Puerto Rico going without Medications; Local Advocates Call on Officials to Provide Proper Health Management & Treatment

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 24, 2012) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today joined local advocates in Puerto Rico calling for better health management and treatment of patients living with HIV/AIDS who are hospitalized and going without their anti-retroviral (ARV) medications. The dire circumstances facing these patients was first brought to light by two organizations, AIDS Patients pro Sane Policy and the Permanent Assembly of Persons Infected and Affected with HIV/AIDS (APPIA).

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ADAP Advocacy Association Praises President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2013 Budget’s Commitment to Cash-Strapped AIDS Drug Assistance Program; Budget proposes $102 million increase to alleviate ADAP waiting lists

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 14, 2012) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today praised President Barack Obama for his proposed budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, and its commitment to shoring-up the cash-strapped AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) under the Ryan White CARE Act. Nationwide, as of February 9th, there were 4,111 individuals living with HIV/AIDS in the United States being denied access to appropriate, timely care and treatment on ADAP waiting lists. President Obama is proposing an increase of $102 over the current fiscal year for ADAPs.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Announces "ADAP Solutions Summit"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 8, 2012) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today announced that it will host an "ADAP Solutions Summit" in Washington, DC on April 2-3, 2012. The summit, which is being held in partnership with the Community Access National Network (CANN), will focus on identifying numerous short-term and long-term solutions, including - but not limited to - increased federal/state funding, access to patient assistance programs, drug pricing & drug rebates, program efficiencies (i.e., eligibility determination), access to generics, etc.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Elects Ramsell Holding Corporation’s President & CEO Eric Flowers on Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 11, 2012) - The ADAP Advocacy Association, also known as aaa+®, today announced that it has appointed Eric Flowers, President and CEO of Ramsell Holding Corporation, to its board of directors. The aaa+® board voted unanimously to add Flowers as the third corporate representative on the board, joining executives from Walgreens and Walmart.

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