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Quinn Budget Highlights AIDS Drug Assistance Program

July 2, 2010

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced today that state funding for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), which provides life-saving HIV medications to low-income people with HIV, will be sufficient to “serve approximately 4,500 clients a month – an increase of 400” program recipients. In the last nine months, the program provided HIV/AIDS medications to an average of 4,165 Illinoisans...
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66 Organizations Urge Gov. Quinn to Allocate Full Funding to HIV Programs in 2011 State Budget

June 23, 2010

Sixty-six organizations from around Illinois signed on to a letter urging Governor Quinn to allocate sufficient funding to HIV programs to avert an AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list and continue community-based HIV prevention and care programs. The letter also highlights the funding needs of other programs that are critical for the lives and health of people with HIV. Read the...
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What's up with the state budget, and what's it mean for HIV services?

June 3, 2010

Yes, we have a state budget. Well, sort of. Actually, it’s kinda complicated. Let’s break it down. The General Assembly passed on May 25 a state budget. However, this budget is deeply flawed. It doesn’t address the state’s nearly $6 billion in unpaid bills, relies too heavily on one-time revenue, and jeopardizes services for all Illinoisans. Most importantly,...
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It's up to you, Governor Quinn

May 27, 2010

This week, the Illinois General Assembly sent Governor Pat Quinn a state budget bill (HB 859) that gives him unprecedented ability to fund - or not fund - state programs in fiscal year 2011. The ball is in the governor's court. HB 859 gives Governor Quinn sole authority to allocate funding to lifesaving HIV programs such as the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), HIV prevention...
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Stop an ADAP Wait List in Illinois

May 24, 2010

Facing an historic budget crisis that could destabilize HIV treatment access for more than 4,000 low-income Illinoisans with HIV/AIDS, a state advisory panel voted on May 21 to urge Illinois to immediately close the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) to new applicants and begin a waiting list. The recommendation is now under review by state officials. “Because the program is deeply...
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Washington Needs to Hear from You!

April 14, 2010

Raise your voice and let the President and Congress know that the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) needs help immediately. ADAP is funded by the federal government and states and provides lifesaving medications to people with HIV. Nationwide, more than 850 people with HIV in 10 states are on waiting lists to access ADAP , meaning they cannot receive HIV medications. Financially...
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Illinois Official: Budget crisis could push 500 people off HIV medication assistance

April 8, 2010

Attention Individuals, Consumers, Service Providers and Friends! HIV/AIDS Funding Petition! Beginning July 1, 2010, Illinois state government will need to operate with approximately half the revenue that was available one year ago. Life-saving services, including medications, supportive services, housing, and HIV prevention programs, are at risk of severe reductions or elimination...
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Rescue 2010: Illinois' HIV/AIDS Lobby Days

March 17, 2010

Lobby Days 2010 was a huge success! The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) thanks the more than 230 AIDS advocates from around the state who came to Springfield by bus, car, and train to urge the Illinois General Assembly to fund the AIDS Drug Assistance Program, HIV prevention, care, and housing programs, and to raise taxes to protect these and other vital services. The event was the largest...
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Proposed FY 11 State Budget Underfunds HIV Services

March 12, 2010

Facing a grim state financial situation, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn Wednesday proposed a fiscal year 2011 state budget that underfunds HIV prevention and care services by nearly $22 million. The budget plan relies on a mix of cuts to programs, borrowing, and federal funding. Gov. Quinn also proposed a 1% tax increase to maintain education programs. Read more.. .
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Advocates to Gov: Fund HIV in the 2011 State Budget

March 5, 2010

Today, 66 organizations and over 400 individuals called on Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to fairly fund HIV services in the FY 11 state budget, to be introduced March 10. READ MORE .
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