ADAP Beyond the Numbers Campaign Puts a Face on a Funding Crisis
July 14, 2011
The National Minority AIDS Council (NMAC) recently launched a new website to help increase awareness about the funding crises affecting state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs across the country. More than a dozen ADAPs have created waiting lists for potential new clients, while 17 more have adopted various other cost-containment measures in the long wake of the recession.
As of July 7, 8,655 people with HIV/AIDS were on waiting lists for ADAP assistance in 13 states, according to the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors. Part of NMAC's "ADAP Beyond the Numbers" campaign, the new website features a collection of videos made by some of the people who rely on ADAPs to receive their medications. NMAC is encouraging people to submit their own clips.
07.09.2011; Marcos Restrepo
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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