AIDS Drug Assistance Programs Save Lives!
Our nation's AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) are facing an unparalleled crisis, unlike any we've seen in their two decades of serving people living with HIV/AIDS. A perfect storm of economic upheaval, increased enrollment and state and federal budget deficits have led to ever-expanding wait lists in a number of states and various "cost containment" measures in many others.
What is ADAP?
Part of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, ADAP is a payer of last resort, providing low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS life-saving medications. This program is critically important considering that only about 17% of people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S. have access to private insurance, and Medicaid requires that a person be disabled by AIDS before being eligible. Without ADAP, many enrollees would have no other way to access their drugs.
This growing crisis threatens the health and continuity of our nation’s response to the epidemic, especially considering recent scientific data showing that people who adhere to their drug therapies are up to 96% less likely to transmit the virus to others.
See which states have ADAP wait lists here.
Watch videos from real life ADAP clients here.
Take Action! Tell Your Member of Congress to Address the ADAP Crisis Now!!
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