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An Open Letter to Zac Efron: "Get'cha Head in the Game" and Be a Safer Sex Advocate Img
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An Open Letter to Zac Efron: "Get'cha Head in the Game" and Be a Safer Sex Advocate

"Instead of awkwardly laughing about condoms, [Zac Efron] could be an awesome advocate for their use," our site manager Becky Allen writes. "Ours is a culture that is really, seriously, ridiculously uncomfortable with sex. ... And do you know who we,...

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September 2010 ADAP Update: The Sprinklers Are on, but the Water Pressure's Low

At this point last year, there were only 157 people in the U.S. on waiting lists for AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) -- if you can say "only" about any number of people at all being on a waiting list. There are now 3,337 people waitlisted in 13...

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July ADAP Update: State and Federal Programs Get an A for Effort, but Waiting Lists Keep Growing -- A Blog Entry by Becky Allen

Becky Allen is TheBody.com's site manager.

For what feels like the first time in months, there's good news about U.S. AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists.

North Carolina's ADAP reopened on July 11, for the first time since January. At...

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Conference Coverage

AIDS 2010 Conference Buzz: Closing Reflections

Each day during AIDS 2010, we'll be following tweets, blog entries, and news stories coming out of the conference and posting a daily roundup of some of the most interesting news to hit the Web.

No other medical meeting I've covered, easily more t...

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Conference Coverage

AIDS 2010 Conference Buzz: People Reflect on the Conference Atmosphere

Each day during AIDS 2010, we'll be following tweets, blog entries, and news stories coming out of the conference and posting a daily roundup of some of the most interesting news to hit the Web.

There were fewer big stories out of AIDS 2010 today, a...

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Conference Coverage

AIDS 2010 Pre-Conference Buzz: The Youth Pre-Conference, Multi-Faith Pre-Conference Meeting, and Global Forum on MSM and HIV

Each day during AIDS 2010, we'll be following tweets, blog entries and news stories coming out of the conference and posting a daily roundup of some of the most interesting news to hit the Web.

Vienna today was "so hot that the conference posters \w...

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Viewpoints

What Does an ADAP Waiting List Really Mean? A Look at the Deepening Crisis From HIV/AIDS Service Organizations' Point of View

Waiting lists for AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) are at an all-time high, having grown steadily all year: They're now at 2,090 people across a total of 11 states. An unknown number of additional people -- perhaps thousands -- have lost their A...

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As States Finalize Their Budgets, the ADAP Crisis Continues

As of May 20, there are 1,143 people in 10 U.S. states who are on waiting lists for their states' AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs), which help low-income HIVers who are often uninsured pay for HIV/AIDS medications.

In South Carolina, one person...

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South Carolina's HIV/AIDS Budget Slashed; ADAP Waiting Lists Get Even Longer

Continuing a trend over the past several months, another U.S. state is having serious funding issues with its AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). This time the focus is on South Carolina, which has been making headlines because the state's legislato...

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ADAP Waiting Lists Grow, Despite Treatment Recommendations

Things are looking grim for ADAPs across the nation. The most recent ADAP Watch reports that as of mid-November, there were 346 people on ADAP waiting lists in nine different states -- almost 100 of whom were added in the last two months alone.

Tenn...