The Massachusetts HIV Drug Assistance Program (HDAP) helps state residents who cannot afford to pay the full cost of the HIV-related drugs and health insurance they need.
To enroll in the Massachusetts HIV Drug Assistance Program, you must:
- Live in Massachusetts
- Be HIV-positive
- Meet income eligibility guidelines: A gross annual income not exceeding 500 percent of the federal poverty level.
There are no age restrictions. U.S. citizenship is not required.
To enroll in HDAP, you need to fill out an application and submit it along with proof that you live in Massachusetts and proof of your current income (see application instructions for details). Because HDAP is a “payer of last resort,” you will also need to submit an application to MassHealth or other insurance programs to see if you are eligible in order to enroll in HDAP. If you have a case manager, they can help you complete the applications.
Once you are enrolled in HDAP, you will need to recertify your information every six months to stay active in the program.
Mail your completed and signed application with all supporting documentation to:Community Research Initiative of New England/HDAP
The Schrafft’s City Center
529 Main Street, Suite 301
Boston, MA 02129
or fax the completed and signed form with all supporting documentation to 617-502-1703.
State covers some form of HCV drug therapies as part of their approved drug formularies: Yes
To learn more about what HCV drug therapies are on the drug formulary, please visit tiicann.org/co-infection-watch.html (go to page #7).