Prescription Drug Coverage

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

People with HIV/AIDS need to take a lot of expensive prescription medications. Some people have private or public health coverage that helps pay for their medications, but some people don’t have any coverage. And even those who do have health coverage may still have medication costs that their health coverage won’t pay for.

The Program HH AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) helps pay for HIV/AIDS medications for people who can’t afford to pay their out-of-pocket costs. This program is usually only for people who don't have public or private health coverage or, if they do, whose insurance does not pay for all of their medication expenses.

In Minnesota, ADAP can help pay both for medications and for cost-effective insurance.


To receive ADAP, you must:

ADAP Medication Formulary

The ADAP Medication Formulary is the list of medications ADAP pays for. Minnesota’s formulary includes all primary HIV treatment medications, Opportunistic Infection (OI) medications and many medications for treating side effects. See the full list of medications in the Minnesota ADAP Medication Formulary.

How to Enroll

To participate in HIV-related benefit programs administered by the Minnesota Department of Human Services, contact your local social services case worker, or fill out the annual application for Minnesota Department of Human Services, HIV/AIDS Programs.

For further information on this or other Minnesota HIV resources, contact Rainbow Health or telephone the AIDSLine at:

Twin Cities Metro area: 612-373-2437 (voice) or 612-373-2465 (TTY)
Statewide: 1-800-248-2437 (voice) or 1-888-820-2437 (TTY)

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