The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) helps provide medications to low-income people living with HIV. And the ADAP Advocacy Association (aaa+) is a grassroots group that helps promote ADAP.

On Saturday, September 24, aaa+ will host its annual ADAP Leadership Awards Dinner in Washington, DC, in conjunction with its annual conference. According to an aaa+ press release, the 2015–2016 honorees are:

ADAP Champion of the Year (individual):

Carl Schmid, The AIDS Institute


ADAP Emerging Leader of the Year (individual):

Alex Smith, AIDS Alabama


ADAP Corporate Partner of the Year:

Prudential Financial Inc.


ADAP Community Organization of the Year:

North Carolina AIDS Action Network (NCAAN)


ADAP Lawmaker of the Year:

The Honorable Carl Sciortino, Massachusetts House of Representatives (2005 to 2014)


ADAP Social Media Campaign of the Year:

Marcus Hopkins, HEAL Blog, by the Community Access National Network (CANN)


ADAP Grassroots Campaign of the Year:

Legalized Needle Exchange, by the North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC)


ADAP Media Story of the Year:

JD Davids,, “Sex 58,000 Times With Undetectable Partners = Zero HIV Transmission,” 07/14/16

To learn more about aaa+, click here.