RD268 - AIDS Drug Assistance Program Report - October 1, 2013

Executive Summary:
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) restored Virginia (VA) AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) enrollment criteria and eliminated the ADAP waiting list in August 2012. ADAP has implemented measures creatively and effectively to increase program sustainability. However, current enrollment and utilization of the program has reached the highest recorded levels to date because of a number of external factors. The collaborative efforts of medical providers, community partners and advocates, local health departments, elected officials, ADAP staff, and Virginia’s client community will be essential for ADAP to continue to meet the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Commonwealth. Additional funds will also be required to sustain the program and avoid instituting another waiting list, as well as to maintain positive health outcomes for those living with HIV and reduce transmission of HIV across the Commonwealth.