April 29, 2010

April 29, 2010


ADAP Action Alert


Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Thursday and I hope you are having a great week so far. I have something extremely important for you to please do today. Read the following notice I sent out then call and email today!

Please read the following about ADAP waiting lists and help ASAP! American men and women with HIV and AIDS are counting on you!

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab

Action Alert

Urge President Obama to Provide Emergency Funding for ADAPs in Crisis

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs provided medications to over 166,000 individuals in FY2009. Unfortunately, many ADAPs have put in place barriers to access such as reducing the eligibility, changing the formulary, and closing enrollment. Nearly 1,000 individuals in nine states are on waiting lists to receive their life-saving and life-sustaining medications through the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP). We need your help to ensure that the Obama Administration takes action to help those in need!

How you can help:

There are two ways you can help. By the end of the week please call or email (or both) the White House.

1. Call the White House at 202-456-1111 and leave the following message:

My name is and I am calling today to urge President Obama to provide $126 million in emergency funding for the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs. These programs provide life-saving medications to HIV-positive individuals who have no other access to care. However, nearly 1,000 HIV-positive individuals are on waiting lists to receive their medications. Please take action to address the crisis.

2. Email the Office of National AIDS Policy with a similar message. Please email AIDSpolicy@who.eop.gov with the following message:

My name is and I am writing today to urge President Obama to provide $126 million in emergency funding for the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs. These programs provide life-saving medications to HIV-positive individuals who have no other access to care. However, nearly 1,000 HIV-positive individuals are on waiting lists to receive their medications. Sixteen other states have instituted additional cost containment measures that are barriers to their programs.

Please take action to help these ADAP clients.

Sincerely,

Your Name and City, State

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.



big bear hug,





Daddy Dab