Stories of Changed Lives
The 340B Discount Drug Program has changed the lives of thousands of people. Below are just a few of their stories.
After being diagnosed with HIV — on top of new critical medical needs — Nicholas struggled with depression and finding a place to stay. Tragically, these issues are not uncommon among people living with HIV and for many they can mean dangerously inconsistent access to care. But thankfully, Nicholas was able to take control of his story when he moved into the DAP Health Campus in Palm Springs, a facility that provides affordable housing and services for people with HIV and AIDS.
Once housed at the DAP Health campus, he had a safe place to discover the person he wanted to be. ‘After about a decade of sustained housing and other social services, my life has never been better,’ Nicholas said. Today, Nicholas produces an online media channel that’s racked up millions of views. He has convenient access to medical care, a therapist, and a nutritionist to stay healthy. In short, Nicholas has the care and support he needs to pursue his dreams. ‘It’s kind of mind-boggling to be in a place where everything in my life is working. I get to express my creativity in a way that makes a difference, and I’ve never been healthier and I’ve never been more stable.’
Soon, DAP Health will provide this safe housing for even more residents. The organization was recently approved to build 61 affordable housing units and 18,500 square feet of new health care services. Developed in partnership with the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition, 29 units will be reserved for residents coming out of homelessness.
The 340B program makes services like the DAP health campus possible. Programs like these help people like Nicholas get the care they need and deserve, and help our communities slow the spread of the HIV epidemic. 340B Makes It Possible.
Sophie came to DAP Health immediately after her partner, Dan, received a life-altering HIV diagnosis. Sophie didn’t have health insurance, but she knew she needed PrEP to stay in control of her health. She was reeling and she was scared.
Thankfully, the staff at DAP Health were able to work with Sophie to get her PrEP through the manufacturer and to provide the services she needed around her PrEP prescription at no cost to her. Just one day after Dan got his diagnosis, Sophie had started on PrEP.
The 340B program makes services like DAP Health’s medication navigation and cost-free visits possible. Services like these help people like Sophie get the care they need and deserve, and help our communities slow the spread of the HIV epidemic. 340B Makes It Possible.
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