AIDS Drug Assistance Program Activists Schedule "Crisis" Summit to Find Solutions for Budget Hole
January 25, 2011
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program Advocacy Association (AAA+), along with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation, will host "ADAPs in Crisis: Preparing for 2011" Jan. 29-30 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Discussion topics will include securing additional federal appropriations, programmatic reforms, available private resources, and other remedies to move beyond waiting lists and improve access to care for all people living with HIV/AIDS.
Using funds from the federal Ryan White program, ADAPs in all 50 states provide HIV-positive low-income Americans with medications. However, ADAP budgets are being strained by a range of factors including the recession, funding cuts, higher numbers of patients resulting from expanded testing efforts, and federal guidelines recommending earlier initiation of drug therapy. Also, thanks to the efficacy of treatment, patients are surviving longer and thus remaining longer on the ADAP rolls.
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This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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