This article was provided by the National Minority AIDS Council.
Today, the National Minority AIDS Council launched a new website, www.ADAPaction.org, to increase awareness of the crisis facing our nation's AIDS Drug Assistance Programs. The site, part of NMAC's ADAP Beyond the Numbers campaign, and supported by the MAC AIDS Fund, will feature videos and stories of real life ADAP clients who rely on the programs for their life-saving medications. ADAPaction.org will also provide tools to track the latest developments surrounding wait lists and other cost containment measures being instituted by states across the country.
Approximately 175,000 Americans rely on ADAP for their medications. But as of July 1, 2011, 13 states had instituted wait lists with over 8,600 individuals languishing on their rolls. Another 17 have enacted various so-called "cost containment" measures including reduced formularies, lowered financial eligibility and enrollment caps. NMAC hopes that ADAPaction.org will raise the profile of this critical issue and inspire action to fix the problem.
Help us achieve that goal by visiting ADAPaction.org today, submit your videos and sign-up for email/action alerts! In today's political and economic climate, we need all of your support to ensure that all HIV/AIDS programs, including ADAP get the funding they need!