AIDS/HIV Drug Assistance Program


The Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), authorized by Wis. Stat. § 49.686, is designed to maintain the health and independence of persons living with HIV infection in Wisconsin by providing access to HIV-related antiretroviral drugs and prophylactic medications as well as vaccines for hepatitis A and B. The ADAP formulary also includes hepatitis C  virus (HCV) medications for persons co-infected with HIV and HCV. 

To be eligible to receive benefits under the ADAP, an individual must:

  • live in Wisconsin;

  • have HIV infection, confirmed by a physician;

  • have no or insufficient third party payment; and

  • have a family income that does not exceed 300% of the federal poverty guideline.

Client access and benefits

ADAP applications are available statewide through AIDS service organizations, community-based organizations, and the offices of physicians specializing in the treatment of HIV disease. Completed applications are mailed to the ADAP at the Division of Public Health (DPH) for eligibility screening. The ADAP sends eligibility approval letters to the client and the client-selected pharmacy. The pharmacy receives both the approval letter and the physician's prescription for ADAP drugs. The designated pharmacy dispenses a 30-day supply of approved medications to the client and submits billing for these prescriptions to the ADAP.

Through ADAP, clients with limited financial resources gain access to HIV drug therapies that are included in nationally recognized standards of care. These drug therapies have proven effective in reducing HIV morbidity and mortality and have enabled many clients to return to previous levels of activity, including work.

The ADAP attempts to ensure that all FDA approved HIV-related antiretrovirals and HIV-related prophylactic medications approved by the FDA are reviewed and carefully considered for inclusion in ADAP by a panel of physicians and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The ADAP monitors the formulary to ensure consistency with current standards of HIV care. 

For additional information about the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), contact the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program at 800-991-5532.

Wisconsin AIDS Drug Assistance Program Policy Manual P-01771 (PDF)

To view a listing of drugs and vaccines included in the ADAP formulary, click on the following: 

Wisconsin AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Formulary (PDF)

Application Materials for the Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Drug Assistance Program

Information for Pharmacies

To become an ADAP provider, submit the ADAP Provider Enrollment Application.

ADAP providers with claims or billing questions should call Provider Services at 800-947-9627.

Last Revised: September 14, 2018