People living with HIV/AIDS have many resources available to them to help cover the cost of medication.

Ohio ADAP Resources and Application
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) administers the Ohio AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), providing medications to fight HIV and to treat HIV-related conditions. This program must be the payer of last resort. For eligible participants, HIV-related medications are provided free of charge. The medications are obtained through a specialty mail-order pharmacy to ensure confidentiality and to ensure all geographic areas of Ohio have equal access to this service. Verification of monthly income, updated enrollment applications and a physician’s report are required at the beginning of each six-month enrollment period.

For additional information or with questions, contact the Ohio ADAP office at (800) 777-4775 or visit the Ohio AIDS Drug Assistance Program page.

Common Patient Assistance Program Application
This single common application allows uninsured individuals living with HIV and/or their providers/caregivers to use one application to apply for multiple patient assistance programs (PAPs) that together provide an entire course of antiretroviral therapy. The form collects the information required of all eight companies’ PAPs. The following companies will accept this application: Abbot Laboratories, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences Inc., Johnson & Johnson (Janssen Therapeutics), Merck, Theratechnologies, and ViiV Healthcare.

The common application as well as instructions to completing it are available online through NASTAD.org.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance 
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps qualifying patients without prescription drug coverage get the medicines they need through the program that is right for them. Many will get their medications free or nearly free.

Rx Hope
Rx Hope helps people in need to obtain critical medications that they have trouble affording.