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The purpose is to identify key action steps to secure additional federal appropriations, programmatic reforms, and available public and private resources to alleviate the ongoing cost-containment strategies that are putting thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS on ADAP wait lists or program disenrollment. #

The Advocacy Association adds: “Without intervention from either the executive or legislative branch, several thousand people living with HIV/AIDS will be at risk of developing Opportunistic Infections (‘OIs’), and thousands of others who are HIV-negative will be at greater risk of contracting the virus because their HIVpositive counterparts are more infectious when not taking Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (‘HAART’).” #

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