By: Marcus J. Hopkins, Blogger
September 2015 will mark the ADAP Advocacy Associations
Annual ADAP Conference - A National Conversation about the Ryan
White CARE Act and the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs - an event that
brings together patients, advocates, activists, program coordinators, and
government administrators to discuss issues relevant to the AIDS Drugs Assistance
Program (ADAP). The conference is filled with educational and networking
opportunities designed to unite all parties in the conversation about what
is most important to people living with HIV/AIDS for whom access to ADAP
is a vital part of their survival.
Prior to the start of this years conference, two free pre-conference
workshops are available on September 24th, 2015, focusing specifically on
the burgeoning healthcare crisis that is HCV. These two workshops - Nightmare
in Appalachia: How Co-Infection is Disproportionately Impacting Rural Communities
and Tactical Changes: Why Comprehensive Harm Reduction Policies Work - will
feature a group of panelists (myself, included) who will help to lend some
level of insight and expertise to what can often be a confusing situation
of which to keep track.
CLICK HERE to read, "HCV Workshops"
Black Market HIV/AIDS Drugs in the News, 2006 - 2013
The Partnership for Safe Medicines
The Community Access National Network (CANN) today announced that it is teaming
up with the Partnership for Safe Medicines (PSM) to better educate patients
about the risks of counterfeit or black market HIV/AIDS medicines. Since
2006, eighty-two (82) individuals have been charged with selling adulterated,
unapproved or black market medications prescribed for HIV or AIDS patients.
HERE to download, "Black Market HIV/AIDS Drugs in the News, 2006 - 2013"