HIV Patient Assistance Programs (PAP)

HIV Patient Assistance Programs (PAP) 

Referring eligible clients to PAP ensures Ryan White is the payor of last resort


What is PAP? 

A PAP is a Patient Assistance Program. Pharmaceutical companies run patient assistance programs to provide free medications to people who cannot afford to buy their medicine. 

A PAP provides HIV clients with sources to provide extra help to pay part or all of the cost of their HIV medications. This help is in addition to and separate from the help provided by the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), a federal grant program. It is important to note that this program is not part of a state system (SPAP). ADAP ensures that underserved and uninsured individuals living with HIV/AIDS have access to life-saving medications. The use of these resources transfers some of the financial burden from ADAP to the private sector. 

We and several Administrative Agencies use various HIV PAP programs. This extends the ability to provide medication to more HIV patients. We are continuously identifying more sources of new funding to expand the level of medication coverage the state can provide. 



HIV Patient Assistance Programs (PAP) information for consumers