The Virginia (VA) AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides access to life-saving medications for the treatment of HIV and related illnesses for low-income clients through the provision of medications or through assistance with insurance premiums and medication co-payments. The program is administered by the Virginia Department of Health. ADAP is primarily supported with federal Ryan White Program funds.
The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program is a federal program that provides a comprehensive system of care that includes primary medical care and essential support services for people living with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. The Program works with cities, states, and local community-based organizations and serves as an important source of ongoing access to HIV medication that can enable people living with HIV to live close to normal lifespans. The Ryan White Program is a “payer of last resort” program that exists to provide coverage, care, and treatment, for those who have no other source of coverage or face coverage limits.
If you are a Virginia ADAP consumer you may be eligible for Insurance Enrollment support offered by VHO. Please visit the VHO website for more information. If you are a Nexus client your case manager will help you during ACA open enrollment.
If you are not a Virginia ADAP client but need help enrolling in ACA Marketplace Insurance or Medicaid you can get help from these organizations:
This website provides a number of helpful resources to assist consumers and providers in their efforts to enroll the uninsured through the Marketplace. It includes an interactive map that allows users to get a list of organizations in their area that provide in-person assistance with enrollment through the health insurance marketplace and a list of health plans that offer coverage in their area. The site also provides a schedule of upcoming enrollment events and links to the health insurance marketplace and basic resources regarding coverage and enrollment.
Virginia is expanding Medicaid benefits beginning January 1, 2019, making it possible for all adults with income below 138% Federal Poverty Level to have access to low- or no-cost health coverage. This is the site where online enrollment in Virginia Medicaid or FAMIS is completed. It is geared towards the Medicaid-eligible population and includes Virginia-specific resources to help patients better understand their options for coverage through Medicaid and the Marketplace, and the steps involved in enrollment. You can apply online at www.commonhelp.virginia.gov or visit Cover Virginia for more information and help with Medicaid enrollment.
Nova Salud, Inc
NovaSalud clinic offers rapid testing for HIV and hepatitis C virus with results in 15 minutes or less and screening for sexually transmitted infections (STI). NovaSalud does referrals to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a daily pill that prevents HIV and post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP), which is used after someone is exposed to HIV to prevent infection. NovaSalud also offers free condoms, HIV home testing, health education services, group programs, mental health services, harm reduction services including Narcan (a medicine that reverses overdose) and fentanyl test strips, and referrals to other support services. Appointments are free of charge and services are offered in English and Spanish.
Other HIV+/AIDS Resources
The HIV Resources Project of Northern Virginia is a website featuring a variety of information useful to persons living with HIV/AIDS, service providers, and advocates across Northern Virginia.