The ADAP Directory is a groundbreaking project that is made possible by the ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) and generous grants. The following information explains the purpose of the Directory and the goals of its supporters.
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides HIV-related service and approved medications to more than half a million people in need annually working in cooperation with state, city and local organizations to:
- Help people with HIV/AIDS without sufficient healthcare coverage or financial resources
- Provide grants to emerging communities in all 50 states and US territories
- Improve the quality and availability of HIV/AIDS healthcare and support services
The ADAP Directory Program
The ADAP Directory is a new, innovative approach to linking people living with HIV-infection to the information, resources, medical care, and treatment options that will keep them healthy, productive members of their communities. The ADAP Directory consolidates useful ADAP-related information from all 50 states and 6 territories into one convenient location for:
- Easy access to ADAP resources
- Updated, current information for the benefit of all states and territories
- Uniform presentation of ADAP information for effective advocacy
The ADAP Directory is a program of the ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+®) and is made possible by the generous support of grants from AbbVie, Gilead Sciences, Janssen Therapeutics, Merck & Co., Walgreens and ViiV Healthcare.
Need for the ADAP Directory
We believe that people living with HIV-infection deserve easy access to the latest information, resources, medical care, and treatment options in a one-stop online resource center with relevant ADAP information. This groundbreaking initiative will:
- Provide resources to help patients become more active decision-makers with their care
- Assist social workers, patient advocates, and medical practitioners
- Improve the amount and quality of information made readily available to patients
- Update information regularly on the 56 ADAPs funded in the US
Vision for the ADAP Directory
While online resources currently exist, they are often outdated with limited information that is not patient-specific. The current ADAP crisis, including disenrollments, cost containments, and capped enrollments, has revealed the need for better linkages to care. The ADAP Advocacy Association, aaa+®, seeks to fulfill this need with a neutrally-operated infrastructure with vital ADAP information, tools, and resources specific to patient needs.
ADAP Advocacy Association
The ADAP Advocacy Association, aaa+®, is a nonprofit organization that seeks to improve the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS. This nonprofit was developed to promote and enhance ADAPs to:
- Increase and improve access to care and services for persons living with HIV/AIDS
- Facilitate collaboration with advocates, community, healthcare, government, patients, pharmaceutical companies, and other stakeholders
Values & Foundational Ideals
At ADAP Advocacy Association, aaa+®, we consistently strive to achieve the following ideals while encouraging our supporters to do the same:
- The voice of persons living with HIV/AIDS shall always be at the table and the center of the discussion HIV/AIDS advocates should welcome the opportunity to join the skills, experience, and voices with others on issues of disability and access to adequate healthcare for all Americans
- Advocacy efforts targeted to our federal government shall always carry the needed messages applicable at the state and local level
- Messages and information shall be in accessible formats understandable to--and also deliverable by--grassroots advocates in any setting.
aaa+® is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the District of Columbia.
The ADAP Advocacy Association, aaa+®, is run by a dedicated, diverse volunteer Board of Directors. The organization now benefits from the combined experience of:
- 7 HIV-positive members
- 3 ADAP recipients (plus 2 former ADAP recipients)
- 1 physician
- 1 pharmacist
- 8 influential AIDS community activists and leaders
- 2 lifelong disability rights champions