Thursday, April 10, 2014
The Ryan White program saved me, says Barbara #saveryanwhitepartd #nyhaad
The Ryan White program saved me. I was a middle-aged, highly educated, middle-class, white woman who was a graduate student with limited health insurance and limited income. If it weren’t for Ryan White, I wouldn’t even have gotten tested. And the ADAP program gave me my life-saving antiretroviral therapy. I got into care and have been healthy and 100% adherent to my medications ever since my diagnosis. I work, I’m productive, I got my PhD. I have good support, but the Ryan White programs made it possible for me to live a normal life, with every hope that I will live into my old age.
I know that each Part of the Ryan White program has stories like mine, especially the Part D program, which expertly and efficiently provides care to women and youth.
DON’T CHANGE SOMETHING THAT WORKS SO WELL. The benefits relative to the cost of Part D are immeasurable!!