Minnesota AIDS Drug Assistance Program

Program info

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides HIV/AIDS-related prescription drugs to uninsured and underinsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

ADAP funds are used to provide medications to treat HIV disease or to prevent the serious deterioration of health, including measures for the prevention and treatment of opportunistic infections. As a payer of last resort, ADAP serves only individuals who have neither public nor private insurance or cannot get all of their medication needs met through their insurance payer.

In Minnesota, ADAP funds are used to both purchase drugs and to purchase cost-effective insurance.

ADAP frequently asked questions



To be eligible for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) in Minnesota, a person must:

  • Be currently uninsured or insured with a drug co-pay
  • Be HIV positive
  • Have income below 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
  • Not be on Medical Assistance, Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities or MinnesotaCare


The ADAP (Program HH) Drug Formulary is the list of medications ADAP pays for. Minnesota's formulary includes all primary HIV treatment drugs, Opportunistic Infection (OI) drugs and a number of side effect drugs.

Minnesota's ADAP Drug Formulary has an advisory committee of HIV specialty physicians, pharmacists, case managers and consumers, who meet bi-annually to discuss issues and make recommendations.

If you feel a drug exists that is currently not on the Program HH Formulary and should be, ask your physician or pharmacist if they would complete the Formulary Drug Addition Request Form (PDF) to submit a drug addition request. The Program HH Formulary Committee reviews all requests.



If you are interested in being on the program, fill out the  Minnesota HIV/AIDS Programs Application DHS-3539 (PDF) and provide the supporting information requested in the application.


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