Demand Florida to Provide Medication Coverage to People Living with HIV/AIDS!

Demand Florida to Provide Medication Coverage to People Living with HIV/AIDS!

    1. Elizabeth Lombino
    2. Petition by

      Elizabeth Lombino

      New York, NJ

 

Our culture is inundated with one crisis after another. Energy crisis, healthcare crisis, financial crisis, unemployment crisis ... These are all very real and they are scary. Yet, there is another serious crisis that is somehow hidden from our collective consciousness. The ADAP crisis.

ADAP, or AIDS Drug Assistance Program, is a vital program that assists HIV+ individuals with paying for the incredibly expensive medications needed to treat and manage this devastating disease. Without these essential medications, a person’s HIV disease is more likely to progress to AIDS. HIV/AIDS can become life-threatening. Currently, ADAP funding is being slashed in many states across the country. More and more people are becoming infected with HIV and as a result, states are struggling to keep up with the demand for ADAP assistance. Thousands of HIV+ people have been terminated from the program and thousands more are being placed on waiting lists. Currently, there are more than 5,100 people in ten states on ADAP waiting lists.

Florida is at the heart of this crisis, as 2,715 people are now on the state's waiting list. This is over half of the national total. And these numbers continue to grow each month as states continue to struggle with financial constraints and increasing HIV infection rates.  This is a major crisis that could only get worse if something doesn't change.

Please join us today in demanding Florida State Legislators to provide better care to its residents who are living with HIV by reinstating ADAP funding!

On the plus side, Florida state officials recently decided to cancel a public hearing to discuss the possibility of lowering the ADAP income eligibility level. This move would completely terminate hundreds of HIV+ people from ADAP due to their "too high" income level. No waiting list, just total loss. The proposed changes are on hold, so without continued protest and awareness, the change could eventually become a reality.

The ADAP crisis is very real and very scary.

 

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    1. Reached 1 signatures
    2. The AIDS Drug Assistance Program Crisis in Florida Worsens

      Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Florida has been at the center of the ADAP Crisis since the beginning. Now it seems that the crisis could get even worse.
      The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), is a vital program that assists HIV-positive individuals with paying for the incredibly...

    3. Reached 750 signatures
    4. Some Good News for Florida's AIDS Drug Assistance Program

      Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) crisis in Florida continues, but there is some encouraging news.
      ADAP is an invaluable state program that assists HIV-positive individuals in paying for their very expensive medications. HIV medications are...

    5. Reached 500 signatures
    6. The AIDS Drug Assistance Program Crisis in America

      Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      There is a devastating, yet little known, public health crisis going on in America as we speak. There are thousands of HIV-positive individuals being denied life-saving medications due to budget restrictions. This is the ADAP Crisis.
      ADAP, or AIDS...

    7. HIV-Positive Florida Residents Need ADAP Assistance Now

      Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      There is an ADAP Crisis in America. ADAP, or the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, is a vital program that assists HIV-positive individuals with paying for the incredibly expensive medications needed to treat and manage this devastating disease. Without...

    8. Florida Leads the Nation in Denying Medications to HIV-Positive People

      Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Our culture is inundated with one crisis after another. Energy crisis, healthcare crisis, financial crisis, unemployment crisis ... These are all very real and they are scary. Yet, there is another serious crisis that is somehow hidden from our...

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    • Sarah Lawrence ALAMOGORDO, NM
      • over 3 years ago

      everyone should have needed medinces covered if it's for something like HIV/AIDS

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    • joe shank PORT ORANGE, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      you don't have to be gay to need hiv health assisstance.

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    • Wilma Lawrence PENSACOLA, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      I am a single mother of two children. I cannot afford the expense of my medications. I work full time and depend on ADAP for my medications. How can our Legislators even consider killing thousands of us? My life depends upon this funding.

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    • Amanda Floyd HERNANDO BEACH, FL
      • over 3 years ago

      Without treatment for HIV, you condem a person to death.

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    • Lynzy Kunz JOSHUA TREE, CA
      • over 3 years ago

      not only homosexuals get hiv/aids thats crimes against humanity to refuse to help them you are basically leaving them to die what kind of people are you then

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