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Improving Access to Care Among Transgender Men & Women Living with HIV/AIDS under Ryan White/ADAPs Serving Transgender Clients

Join the ADAP Advocacy Association and RAD Remedy for a #TransADAP Twitter Chat at 1:00 p.m. (EST) Tuesday, June 27th. The #TransADAP Twitter Chat will focus on recent resources (i.e., policy paper and infographic) made available to raise awareness about issues confronting transgender men and women living with HIV/AIDS who also access care and treatment (or those who could benefit from such care and treatment) under Ryan White (such as the AIDS Drug Assistance Program) or other public health programs.

Join the conversation with the hashtag #TransADAP.

Discussion topics to include:

  • T1: What are some barriers trans people can face in pursuing care and treatment under Ryan White or other public health programs? #TransADAP
  • T2: What is trans "comprehensive competency"? #TransADAP
  • T3: Download the "Model Policy for Ryan White/ADAPs Serving Transgender Clients" #TransADAP
  • T4: Why is it important to increase trans competency, in HIV care specifically? #TransADAP
  • T5: How can providers use the policy paper to improve their practice? #TransADAP
  • T6: How can individual patients use the policy paper to pursue/troubleshoot care and treatment access issues? #TransADAP
  • T7: How can trans advocacy organizations use the white paper to improve access to care & quality of treatment for transgender PLWHA? #TransADAP
  • T8: If patients have issues with the care they receive, what are their options? #TransADAP
  • T9: What can non-trans advocates do to assist in this effort? #TransADAP
  • T10: Are hormones ever covered by ADAP formularies? #TransADAP

Provider cultural competency, as well as affirming forms and systems, results in better health outcomes and greater patient retention. The path to treatment adherence starts with forms, systems, and providers equipped to meet clients where they are.

Hosts and handles for the chat:

  • ADAP Advocacy Association - @adapadvocacy
  • RAD Remedy - @radremedy (Moderator)

Featured participants and handles for the chat include:

  • AIDS Alabama - @AIDSAlabama
  • Community Access National Network (CANN) - @TIICANN
  • Equality North Carolina - @equalitync
  • Georgia Equality - @GAEquality
  • HealthHIV - @HealthHIV
  • Heartland Cares, Inc. - @HeartlandCARES
  • Human Rights Campaign (HRC) - @HRC
  • North Carolina AIDS Action Network (NCAAN) - @NCAIDSAction
  • Southern AIDS Coalition (SAC) - @SouthernAIDSCo
  • TransSOCIAL, Inc. - @AskMeAboutTrans

We'd love to add you or your organization to our list of confirmed participants. Email Brandon at or direct message @adapadvocacy on Twitter to add your organization, though confirmation is not necessary to participate.

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