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Topic: ADAP: AIDS Drug Assistance Program

The Ryan White Part B AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides HIV/AIDS medications and access to insurance coverage to those who lack insurance and resources. Each State and Territory operates an ADAP program and is responsible for managing the purchase and distribution of medications. Each ADAP determines the medications to offer on their formulary (list of covered drugs), although all formularies must meet a baseline standard, which is to cover all core classes of antiretroviral therapies. Clinical and income eligibility varies across States/Territories as each ADAP sets its own criteria. In fiscal year 2013, ADAP provided 264,955 clients with HIV-related medications and/or health care coverage assistance.

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Guidelines and Manuals

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    March 2016

    AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) legislative and program requirements, contract management, management strategies.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    February 2015

    Manual for Part B Program Directors, staff and others, to serve as an orientation guide, reference document on legislative and program requirements and a tool in managing fiscal and program components.

  • HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
    November 2013
    Performance measures to help Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs monitor and improve the quality of care they deliver.

Webinars and Training

Tools and Job Aids

Reports and Best Practices


  • ACE TA Center
    July 2015

    Links to resources that were available in July of 2015 on state ADAP program websites. Where available we have provided links to the following information about the state program: Main page, eligibility information, formulary, financial assistance, and other key information.

  • HRSA
    January 2012

    Information on HRSA's Office of Pharmacy Affairs, which administers the 340b program, which provides drug discounts to certain federal grantees,