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PRESS ROOM - (2021 Archives)

The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) issued the following press releases:


On World AIDS Day, ADAP Advocacy Association Urges Equitable Access to Ending the HIV Epidemic

End inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (December 1, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today offered its strong support for the Biden Administration’s efforts toward “addressing health inequities and inequalities and ensuring that the voices of people with HIV are at the center of our work to end the HIV epidemic globally.” To that end, it also embraced the World Health Organization’s call to End inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics.

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JOINT STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF WILLIAM "BILL" ARNOLD

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 1, 2021) - The Board of Directors for the ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) and the Community Access National Network (CANN) issued the following joint statement in response to the passing of the Lion of Modern-Day HIV/AIDS Advocacy, William 'Bill' Arnold.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Urges the Health Resources & Services Administration to Require Covid-19 Vaccine for All Ryan White Grantees

"HHS has already mandated Covid-19 vaccinations for health care workforce"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 24, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today called on the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to require Covid-19 vaccinations for all Ryan White grantees – including staff working under the State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs). With the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) granting full approval to the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer, BioNTech, it is in the public health interest to require the vaccination for any personnel who could encounter clients living with HIV/AIDS.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Airs ‘Your Vaccine Is Waiting’ PSA for Hispanic/Latino Americans Living with HIV/AIDS

"Covid-19 Public Service Announcement features Jonathan J. Pena, MSW, from Morrisville, North Carolina"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 17, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today aired its Public Service Announcement designed to raise awareness about Hispanic/Latinos living with HIV being vaccinated against Covid-19. The PSA features Jonathan J. Pena from Morrisville, North Carolina.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Airs ‘Your Vaccine Is Waiting’ PSA for African Americans Living with HIV/AIDS

"Covid-19 Public Service Announcement features Michelle Anderson from Waxahachie, Texas"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 12, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today aired its Public Service Announcement designed to raise awareness about African Americans living with HIV being vaccinated against Covid-19. The PSA features Michelle Anderson from Waxahachie, Texas.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Airs ‘Your Vaccine Is Waiting’ PSA for Transgender People Living with HIV/AIDS

"Covid-19 Public Service Announcement features Jen Laws from Slidell, Louisiana"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 9, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today aired its Public Service Announcement designed to raise awareness about transgender people living with HIV being vaccinated against Covid-19. The PSA features Jen Laws from Slidell, Louisiana.

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Airs ‘Your Vaccine Is Waiting’ PSA for Long-Term Survivors Living with HIV/AIDS

"Covid-19 Public Service Announcement features Tez Anderson from San Francisco, California"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 4, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today aired its Public Service Announcement designed to raise awareness about long-term survivors living with HIV being vaccinated against Covid-19. The PSA features Tez Anderson from San Francisco, California.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Urges the Health Resources & Services Administration to Improve Eligibility Recertification Process

"Covid-19 dictates annual recertification rather than every six months"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 28, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today called on the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) and State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) to reduce existing barriers to care by moving to annual program recertification. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has further yielded the existing six-month recertification policy requirement obsolete. Both patients and providers characterize it as overly burdensome.

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ADAP Advocacy Association is an Organizational Partner of the SYNChronicity 2021 Virtual Conference

"SYNC 2021 to be held September 21st – 22nd"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 26, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today announced it is a proud organizational partner of the SYNChronicity 2021 Virtual Conference (SYNC 2020), to be held September 21st-22nd.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Urges D.C. Mayor to Distribute Covid-19 Funding to Nonprofit Addiction Treatment & Mental Health Providers

"One of the District’s longest-serving, non-profit residential substance use treatment programs in danger of closing"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 29, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) joined twenty-seven organizations urging the District of Columbia’s Mayor Muriel Bowser to direct the Department of Behavioral Health to immediately allocate and release the $17.9 million awarded via federal Covid-19 response laws – including the CARES Act and American Rescue Plan. Both laws were passed as emergency measures targeted at addressing the immediate financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, with an obvious intent to provide "bridge" funding to entities already providing critically necessary services to the District of Columbia.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Launches Member365 ADAP Community

"New member portal designed to raise awareness, offer patient educational programs, and foster greater community collaboration"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 23, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today launched its new Member365 ADAP Community, which is designed to raise awareness, offer patient educational programs, and foster greater community collaboration. The ADAP Advocacy Association’s individual members, corporate partners, strategic members, and other stakeholders can use the Member365 ADAP Community has a hub to remain engaged and informed about the issues impacting the Ryan White Program.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Releases 2020 Annual Report

"Highlighting its Commitment to Access, Information & Participation"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 4, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today released its 2020 Annual Report – which highlights the organization’s ongoing commitment to access, information and participation for patient advocacy designed to promote and protect the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (“ADAP”). The report is shared using an infographic format to capture the previous year’s highlights.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Applauds Biden-Harris Administration Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Priorities

"The $1.52 trillion spending request re-invests in public health programs, including HIV/AIDS, mental healthcare, and the opioid epidemic"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 14, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today applauded the Biden-Harris Administration decision to reverse the ‘broad disinvestment’ in nondefense discretionary spending set by the previous administration. Domestic public health programs are big winners under the budget blueprint, including a $267 million increase in funding for Ending HIV Epidemic.

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ADAP Advocacy Association to Host Virtual Patient Support Meetings

"Coping with Covid-19 through hope, trust & gratitude"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 24, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today announced it would host a series of virtual patient support meetings next month providing useful coping skills to assist people living with chronic health conditions – such as HIV/AIDS – during the ongoing novel Coronavirus pandemic ("Covid-19"). The virtual patient support meetings will address Covid-19-related anxiety, depression & stress. The meetings are free to all stakeholder groups.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Praises Biden-Harris Administration Decision to Suspend Dangerous Medicare Part D Demo

"Trump Administration’s eleventh-hour proposed demonstration project would have undermined Medicare’s six protected classes policy and its essential patient safeguard for beneficiaries living with HIV"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 17, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today praised the Biden-Harris Administration decision to suspend the harmful demonstration project authorized under Medicare Part D, which would have limited patient access to medications covered by the six protected classes policy. The demo, which was unveiled in the waning hours of the Trump Administration, was greeted with widespread condemnation from the patient advocacy community, including HIV stakeholders.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Launches Covid-19 Survey for People Living with HIV/AIDS

"Online survey unveiled with the Community Access National Network, Community Education Group, HealthHIV and Legacy Health Endowment"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 9, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) – in collaboration with the Community Access National Network, Community Education Group, HealthHIV and Legacy Health Endowment – today launched an online survey on Covid-19 for people living with HIV/AIDS. The groups are encouraging HIV-positive individuals residing in the United States to complete the brief survey, regardless if they tested positive for Covid-19.

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ADAP Advocacy Association Concerned Over Medicare Part D Demo

"Medicare’s six protected classes policy is an essential patient safeguard for beneficiaries living with HIV"

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 29, 2021) - The ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) today, urged the Biden-Harris Administration to pump the brakes on the harmful demonstration project authorized under Medicare Part D, which would undermine important patient protections. Left unchecked the change would limit patient access to medications covered by the six protected classes policy.

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