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Virginia AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)


The Virginia (VA) AIDS Drug Assistance Program provides access to life-saving medications for the treatment of HIV and related illnesses for low-income clients through the provision of medications or through assistance with insurance premiums and medication copayments. The program is primarily supported with federal Ryan White (RW) Treatment Extension ActPart B grant funding, which is distributed by a formula based on living HIVand AIDS cases to all states and territories in the United States. VA ADAP provides insurance cost support or directly purchased medications through four service options: Direct ADAP, the Medicare Part D Assistance Program (MPAP), the Insurance Continuation Assistance Program (ICAP) and the Health Insurance Marketplace Assistance Program (HIMAP).

Clinical Support and Policy Development

In 1996, an ADAP Advisory Committee was created. The committee is comprised of HIV/AIDS medical providers, a pharmacist, and consumers. The committee advises VDH on changes to the formulary, changes in eligibility criteria, adherence issues, and educational concerns. The committee reviews data on ADAP utilization and assess budgetary implications of trends and program changes.

For more information about the committee, please see the ADAP Advisory Committee Scope.


Questions or comments?

Medication Eligibility Hotline 1-855-362-0658


Last Updated: 10-15-2014

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