May 26, 2010

May 26, 2010


National Call In Day for ADAP


Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Wednesday and we have made it through to the middle of another work week. I hope you are having a safe and great one so far.

I am going to jump right into the subject for today because it is so important Dab the AIDS Bear and I get your help! Today is National Call-in Day for AIDS Drug Assistance Program Crisis.

Demand that President Obama and Congress Address the ADAP Crisis

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs provide medications to over 166,000 individuals. Unfortunately, many state ADAPs have been forced to put in place barriers to access such as reducing the eligibility, changing the formulary, and closing enrollment. Over 1,000 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. We need your help to ensure that the Obama Administration and Congress takes action to help those in need!

How you can help:

CAPITAL HILL SWITCHBOARD: 1-800-648-3516

Please call your Elected Officials on Wednesday, May 26th. We ask that you call President Obama, your two Senators and your Representative. Please see contact information below.

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

My name is and I am calling today to ask that President Obama take action to address the current crisis in AIDS Drug Assistance Programs. These programs provide life-saving medications to HIV-positive individuals who have no other access to care. However, over 1,000 HIV-positive individuals are on waiting lists to receive their medications. Action must be taken to ensure that ADAP clients can receive their medications and the situation does not get any worse.

Call your Members of Congress. To find your members of Congress go to http://www.votesmart.org/index.htm and enter your state and zip code. You will receive a list of your two Senators and your Representative along with office phone numbers. If you know your Members of Congress you can dial the Congressional switchboard at 202.224.3121. When you’ve reached the offices leave the following message:

My name is and I am calling today to urge Senator (or Representative ) to take action to address the current crisis among AIDS Drug Assistance Programs. These programs provide life-saving medications to HIV-positive individuals who have no other access to care. However, over 1,000 HIV-positive individuals are on waiting lists in ten states to receive their medications, and the situation is going to get much worse if there are no additional immediate resources. Many other states have reduced eligibility or removed drugs from their formularies. Please support all efforts to increase resources to ADAP in order to help people living with HIV/AIDS.

The lives of American men and women with HIV and AIDS depend on you making the call. Help save a life!

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



big bear hug,





Daddy Dab