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HIV: AIDS/HIV Drug and Insurance Assistance Program Information for Consumers and Clients

The Wisconsin AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome)/HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and Insurance Assistance Program (IAP) help people with HIV get:

  • Health insurance help.
  • Medicine for:
    • HIV.
    • Hepatitis C, if they have both HIV and hepatitis C.
    • The prevention or treatment of other health conditions.

You can find more information on the  Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Insurance Assistance Program and AIDS/HIV Drug Assistance Program fact sheet, P-42115.

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FAQs (frequently asked questions)

Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about the programs.

To be eligible, you must live in Wisconsin and have:

Clients will be asked about their health insurance to make sure that ADAP is the payer of last resort for services that can be paid by health insurance.

You can apply:

You must mail your completed application to:

Division of Public Health
PO Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659

You can also fax to 608-266-1288 or email it to the Division of Public Health at

If you’re approved, you’ll get an approval letter. If you’re applying for ADAP, we’ll also let your pharmacy know. This is the pharmacy that will give you your approved medicines. The pharmacy will bill the program.

Here is a list of the drugs covered by ADAP: ADAP Formulary, Jan 2023, P-02760 (PDF).

For more information about either program, call 800-991-5532. 

If you’re living with HIV, there are many things you can do to keep healthy and protect others.

Some include:

  • Discussing your HIV status with your sex and needle-sharing partners.
  • Getting support from care providers and others.
  • Reducing the risk to others by taking your medicine as prescribed. This ensures the amount of HIV in your body is small enough that it cannot be passed on to others through sex.
  • Working with your health care and social service providers to address any health concerns you may have.

Here are some online resources:

Last revised January 18, 2023