AIDS Drug Assistance Programs are critical in providing medications to people living with HIV/AIDS who have no other access. Unfortunately, many state ADAPs have been forced to cut services by reducing eligibility criteria, changing formularies, and closing enrollment. Over 1,596 individuals in ten states are on waiting lists to receive their life-saving and life-sustaining medications through this program. Without immediate additional funding the situation is going to get much worse. With National HIV Testing Day just behind us, we need to remind the Administration that getting people tested is not enough. Treatment must also be available. We need your help to ensure that the Obama Administration takes action to help those in need!
We know you've called and emailed,
Please call President Obama on Monday, June 28th.
but we need your help AGAIN!
Call the White House at 202-456-1111
and leave the following message:
My name is _____ and I am calling today because President Obama must address the current crisis in AIDS Drug Assistance Programs. This past weekend was National HIV Testing Day. We know that knowledge of ADAP waiting lists can keep people from being tested. For many people living with HIV/AIDS these programs are the only consistent access they have to life-saving medications. However, nearly 1,600 HIV-positive individuals are on ADAP waiting lists in ten states. Relief must be provided so that ADAP clients can receive their medications and additional states don't find themselves in a similar situation.
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