Mr President, Intervention is needed NOW to end the AIDS crisis in America; a bold response is needed in order to prevent needless death of PLWHA
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President of the United States

Mr President, Intervention is needed NOW to end the AIDS crisis in America; a bold response is needed in order to prevent needless death of PLWHA

    1. Petition by

      Rise Up To HIV

Over 7,000 people are waiting for life saving HIV/AIDS medications!

On this the 30th year of the AIDS epidemic our country is at a perlious time in the fight against HIV/AIDS. ADAP and other HIV/AIDS programs across the country are being reduced, threatened to be eliminated, and states and US territories are looking at changing elegibility to qualify for these programs.

PLWHA (people living with HIV/AIDS) are being put on wait-lists to receive life saving medications, and others have been cut off from their medications. We are facing the largest public health crisis since the epidemic began 30 years ago.

Please read the petition letter which goes into more depth. When you sign this petition, please remember to leave a comment. Also, please share this petition on facebook, on twitter, and through any other social media outlets you belong too. If you are a news organization, work in print media, or have a comment and would like to contact me my e mail address is kevin@riseuptohiv.org

Thank you for your support!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Man in Georgia runs out of HIV Meds....

      After his monthly Cobra payment is no longer paid for by the state of Georgia...

    3. ADAP Update

      As of Aug 5th; 9,039 Americans waiting to receive life saving HIV meds

    4. Obama Administration May Force FL to Pull AIDS Meds from Current Patients

      Where is the leadership in Washington with regards to US HIV/AIDS policy? The National AIDS strategy is all over the board, and I am becoming increasingly worried for those on waiting lists and in states where ADAPs are severley underfunded. See link

    5. 2,100 Signatures!!

      Thanks for all the support!!

    6. ADAP Waiting lists: 8,689 individuals in 13 states, as of July 14th, 2011

      Alabama: 88 people,Arkansas: 37 people, Florida: 3,558 people, Georgia: 1,669 people, Idaho: 23 people,Louisana: 886 people**, Montana: 29, North Carolina: 302, Ohio: 373, South Carolina: 858, Utah: 29, Virginia: 837, Wyoming: 0

    7. 2,000 signatures hit at 3:30pm!

      Thanks for all the support. Keep sharing with friends, family, and other loved ones. Constant attention on this matter is crucial!

    8. Reached 2,000 signatures
    9. 1,860 signatures reached today!

      On June 22nd we reached 1,600 and on may 14th we had 1,000 signatures...thanks for all the continued support!

    10. ADAPs with Waiting Lists (8,615 individuals in 13 states*, as of June 30'11

      Alabama: 73 individuals, Arkansas: 40,Florida: 3,562,Georgia: 1,630 Idaho: 20, Louisiana: 824, Montana: 29, North Carolina: 292, Ohio: 485, South Carolina: 810, Utah: 25, Virginia: 817, Wyoming: 8
      Please see more on the site of NASTAD.org; link below

    11. ADAPs with Waiting Lists (8,506 individuals in 13 states*, as of June 23, 2

      Alabama: 49 individuals, Arkansas: 46, Florida: 3,581,Georgia: 1,611, Idaho: 20, Louisiana: 807, Montana: 28, North Carolina: 285, Ohio: 473, South Carolina: 790, Utah: 24, Virginia: 787, Wyoming: 5

    12. Reached 1,600 signatures
    13. ADAPs Waitlists now at 8,404 individuals in 13 states!

      ADAPs with Waiting Lists (8,404 individuals in 13 states*, as of June 16, 2011)
      Alabama: 44 individuals
      Arkansas: 54 individuals
      Florida: 3,588 individuals
      Georgia: 1,612 individuals
      Idaho: 17 individuals
      Louisiana: 780 individuals**
      Montana: 28 individuals
      North Carolina: 282 individuals
      Ohio: 461 individuals
      South Carolina: 755 individuals
      Utah: 16 individuals
      Virginia: 762 individuals
      Wyoming: 5 individuals
      from the site of www.nastad.org

    14. 1,400 signatures reached! Next signature goal: 1500!

      Thank You all who have signed and commented!

    15. ADAPs with Waiting Lists (8,230 individuals in 13 states*, as of June 9, 2011)
      Alabama: 34 individuals
      Arkansas: 52 individuals
      Florida: 3,529 individuals
      Georgia: 1,615 individuals
      Idaho: 17 individuals
      Louisiana: 755 individuals**
      Montana: 28 individuals
      North Carolina: 271 individuals
      Ohio: 450 individuals
      South Carolina: 736 individuals
      Utah: 10 individuals
      Virginia: 728 individuals
      Wyoming: 5 individuals

    16. Feds Claim of “Expanded” AIDS Funds “A Shell Game,” Says AHF | Business Wire

    17. The medication program that provides HIV/AIDS medicine to the very poorest Texans won’t receive a requested increase in funding under the compromise budget announced by the House and Senate leadership late Monday night; May 23rd. You can read the full article in the Houston Chronical here:

    18. ADAP update from
      ADAPs with Waiting Lists
      (8,310 individuals in 13 states*, as of May 19, 2011)
      Alabama: 15 people
      Arkansas: 59 people
      Florida: 3,938 people
      Georgia: 1,520 people
      Idaho: 14 people
      Louisana: 696 people**
      Montana: 26 people
      North Carolina: 242 people
      Ohio: 413 people
      South Carolina: 693 people
      Utah: 6 people***
      Virginia: 684 people
      Wyoming: 4 people

    19. ADAP Update from
      ADAPs with Waiting Lists (8,100 individuals in 13 states*, as of May 12, 2011)
      Alabama: 12 individuals
      Arkansas: 58 individuals
      Florida: 3,825 individuals
      Georgia: 1,515 individuals
      Idaho: 14 individuals
      Louisiana: 682 individuals**
      Montana: 26 individuals
      North Carolina: 235 individuals
      Ohio: 397 individuals
      South Carolina: 664 individuals
      Utah: 0 individuals***
      Virginia: 668 individuals

    20. We did it - at 850p this petition reached our 1000th signature!

    21. Reached 1 signatures
    22. My petition thank you to all of those who have signed thus far! TY

    23. A great article in the NY times that highlights this ADAP crisis; and gives credence to fully fund ADAP and other HIV/AIDS programs. "Treatment as Prevention" by Charles M. Blow at the NY times.

    24. My question posed to President Obama for The Early Show on CBS Thursday morning. Let's see if they pick my question.

    25. now 917 signatures. Please remember to re-post this petition to your facebook page, to friends walls, tweet it if you can, e mail it to any advocacy list serves you may have. And, leave a comment if you can. Thanks so much!

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • J G ATHENS, GREECE
      • about 3 years ago

      It is requested that the President of The United States of America should save lives: it is as simple as that!

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    • J G ATHENS, GREECE
      • about 3 years ago

      It is requested that the President of The United States of America should save lives: it is as simple as that!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Michael Goehring FORT LAUDERDALE, FL
      • about 3 years ago

      NOTE: There is a new way to petition the Obama Administration, and with enough support the White House Staff will review it directly, you may want to consider that option as well, https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Paula Perkins KNOXVILLE, TN
      • about 3 years ago

      This is a threat to ALL of us, not just those with HIV. Let's get rid of it for the good of all! Why would anyone hesitate to do this?

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    • Maeda Kimiko CHIBA, JAPAN
      • about 3 years ago

      Humans are selfish and irresponsible.We should keep company with enviroment,animals and humas right.We should respect weak side.Please don't commit human's crime anymore.I am against abusing human right.

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