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2021 GA AIDS Drug Assistance Program Funding

Georgia AIDS Coalition

February 23, 2021

Cathalene Teahan

404-299-7700

info@georgiaaids.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Win for Patients: Georgia AIDS Coalition Leads on ADAP Funding

$15 Million added to the amended FY21 budget for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Atlanta, GA: The Georgia AIDS Coalition (GAC) applauds Governor Kemp and the Georgia Legislature for adding $15,442,591 to the amended FY21 budget for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP). The overall goal of Ryan White Part B/ AIDS Drug Assistance program is to link and retain HIV clients in care and increase viral suppression. ADAP provides HIV treatment to eligible low-income individuals living with HIV who have little or no coverage from private or third-party insurers.  These added funds prevented a waitlist for HIV treatment. A wait list for HIV treatment would prevent Georgians from accessing their life saving treatment.

Due to COVID-19 causing work and health insurance loss, the program has seen increased enrollment. Individuals who are maintained in effective HIV treatment cannot transmit the virus. The funds will allow the needs of the community to be met including critical services during this pandemic and aid in the efforts of Ending the HIV Epidemic in Georgia.

GAC leadership worked closely with key members of the legislature, Department of Public Health, and the Governor’s office to secure vital funding for ADAP.

The Department of Public Health has asked for $9,853,740 to be added to the FY 2022 budget. GAC continues to work with the public health leadership and the Governor’s office to stabilize the program.

For more information, please contact our Executive Office at 404-299-7700.

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GPH Update on Coronavirus

Coronavirus Disease Outbreak.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response in Georgia

You can check out the latest information by clicking here.

In case it’s helpful – sharing this new FAQ developed by HIVMA to help HIV clinicians respond to questions regarding COVID-19 vaccines from people with HIV. The resource is available online and will be updated as new information (and vaccines) become available. Input on additional questions is most welcome.

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We’re Getting Ahead of HIV.

AHEAD. America’s HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD) is a data visualization tool that displays jurisdictional, state, and national data on the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative six indicators: incidence, knowledge of status, diagnoses, linkage to HIV medical care, viral suppression, and PrEP coverage. AHEAD displays this data in easily consumable graphics and tables to help inform national and local decision-making. Using this data, we can work towards meeting the goals of the EHE initiative: reduce the number of new HIV transmission in the U.S. by 75 percent by 2025, and by 90 percent by 2030.

EHE is a whole-of society initiative. It requires all of us to work together and be accountable to each other. HHS encourages everyone to get involved and understand our progress. You can use AHEAD to:

-Track progress towards EHE goals;
-Compare EHE indicator data at the national, state, and local levels;
-Learn about innovative strategies;
-Read about success stories from jumpstart sites;
-Discover new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcements;
-Find HIV testing, care, and PrEP services near you.
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The Georgia AIDS Coalition is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Georgia corporation created in 1989 to act as an education resource for the formation and articulation of public policy regarding HIV infection, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and sexually transmitted infections.

♦ To ensure ethical decision-making on HIV/AIDS issues

♦ To educate and update the public, agencies and public officials on HIV/AIDS related issues and concerns

♦ To promote collaboration among organizations with a similar focus

♦ To advocate for HIV/AIDS issues among Georgia communities and to Georgia’s policymakers

♦ To help inform individuals with HIV on relevant legislative issues

♦ To identify populations at high risk for contracting TB, STIs and Hepatitis

♦ To support testing for TB, STIs and Hepatitis and assist in linking individuals to care programs

♦ To support prevention programs for TB, STIs and Hepatitis

♦ Executive Director: Travis Lindley

♦ Associate Executive Director: Devin Krecl

♦ Fiscal Affairs: Angie Connelly CPA

♦ Membership and Communications Manager: Glenn Pickens

♦ Director of Meetings and Events: Carolyn Jones

♦ Cathalene Teahan RN, MSN

♦ George Michaels DDS

♦ Patrice A. Harris MD, MA, FAPA

♦ Myra Carmen EdD, RN, MN, CPNP

♦ Mike Morris MFA, author

♦ Michael O’Halloran DDS