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AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

Florida Department of Health in Manatee County

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) assists eligible HIV-positive people with the purchase of HIV/AIDS-related prescription drugs.

To be eligible for ADAP, you must:

  • Have proof of being HIV-positive
  • Have less than $25,000 in assets, excluding a home and car
  • Have current CD4 and Viral Load tests
  • Have a prescription for drugs on the ADAP formulary
  • Have an income less than 350% of the Federal Poverty Level (around $31,430.00 for a household of one)

In addition, you must provide the following documentation:

  • Your HIV-positive documentation
  • Prescriptions from doctor licensed in Florida
  • Current (less than 4 months old) Viral Load and CD4 count
  • Proof of monthly income
  • Documentation of insurance available through an employer (if applicable)
  • Asset information
  • Proof of Medicaid application

Who is not eligible?

  • Persons in institutional care
  • Persons with Medicaid or health insurance covering pharmaceuticals
  • Persons with an income above 350% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Persons with assets over $25,000.00 excluding home and car
Remember:  It doesn’t matter who you are. What matters is how you act.  There aren’t any AIDS risk groups - only AIDS risk behaviors!

Additional ADAP Information

ADAP operates in all 50 states. ADAP began serving clients in 1987, when Congress first appropriated funds to help states purchase AZT. In 1990 ADAP was incorporated under Title II of the newly enacted Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency Act. ADAP is not an entitlement program. Federal and state appropriations determine how many clients ADAP can help.