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AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) (Ryan White Program)

AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) are state administered programs that provide HIV/AIDS medications to low-income individuals living with HIV disease who have little or no coverage from private or third party insurance. Arkansas AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) services are available to all eligible residents of Arkansas. There are 16 enrollment sites located around the state.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to enroll into the Arkansas AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), individuals must fulfill all ADAP eligibility criteria. The client is responsible for providing proof of eligibility for ADAP to local ADAP coordinators or case managers at ADAP enrollment sites. All information provided for determining program eligibility will be kept completely confidential. Medications will not be dispensed in any case until medical, financial, and residency eligibility criteria are confirmed. A lack of health insurance or inadequate health insurance coverage may be additional grounds for eligibility for ADAP assistance.

Generally, individuals are eligible for ADAP if they meet all requirements below:
Application Requirements: In order for a client to be considered for ADAP, the following documentation must be submitted to the Ryan White/ADAP case manager during screening: 

  1. Proof of HIV positive status
    • HIV Rapid test result, or
    • HIV Confirmatory test result if available
  2. Documented prior AIDS diagnosis


The Arkansas ADAP formulary includes U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved antiretroviral agents and a limited number of other drugs to treat or prevent a select category of primary care medical conditions and or opportunistic infections. Drugs are added to the formulary based on the recommendations of the Arkansas ADAP Formulary Committee. Eligible clients can access all formulary medications. However, some drugs require prior authorization.

ADAP Drug Formulary

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