At FAP, we know that trying to get access to your medication is probably the single most important thing that helps you keep your viral load low and your health in peak condition.

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) helps California residents living with HIV and AIDS who are either uninsured or under-insured get access to their medication and to a doctor who can give you medical
care. That’s why we work closely with several ADAP facilities in southern California, and focus on getting as many of our eligible clients as possible onto medication that works within their lifestyle.

What Do You Get With ADAP?

FAP helps our clients navigate through the eligibility paperwork and adapappointments to get you onto ADAP if you qualify. Applying for a medical program and medical assistance can be daunting, but not with FAP. We help you get your documentation in order, get transportation to your appointments, and help fill in any gaps of coverage that you may need.

ADAP currently covers 203 different medications for a variety of conditions common to people living with HIV and AIDS. The program also includes access to medical doctors who specialize in treating HIV and AIDS, which helps you get healthy and stay healthy.

A Full Life

FAP also can help with far more than just finding a doctor. Besides linkage to care, our services include housing and transportation, utility assistance, mental health and substance abuse counseling, and food assistance.

Another part of what makes the FAP approach to care so effective is that we work with our clients to find the medication options that work with your routine. We know that if your medical regimen is inconvenient to you, it decreases the chance that you’ll stay on medication. Our goal is to work with our clients to find the best possible way forward for our clients to get on their medication and stay on their medication.

Why Is This Important?

When people with HIV go off their medication, or even just miss a dose of their medication, two things can happen: their viral load (the amount of HIV in the blood) can increase while their T-cells decrease, and the virus can mutate which might make their current medications less effective.

Living a long, healthy life with HIV is possible when you have access to medicine and care. FAP can help you get that access.

If you need help getting your medication or finding a doctor, please contact your FAP case manager today. If you aren’t already a client for FAP, contact today to get a case manager and take the first step on the path to getting your viral load under control!

 

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