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HIV Services Program

The goal of the HIV Services Program is to support primary medical care and essential support services to persons living with HIV/AIDS. The two major sources of funding for the program are the Federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (Part B and ADAP) and State General Funds. The Ryan White Part B Program works with cities, states, and local community-based organizations to provide HIV-related services to more than half a million people across the United States each year. The program is for those who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with HIV disease. Ryan White fills gaps in care not covered by other sources.

In New Mexico, the combined funding for the program is used for a combination of core medical services and support services. This primarily includes outpatient and ambulatory health services; the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP); oral health care; health insurance premium and cost-sharing assistance; medical and non-medical case management; mental health services; emergency financial assistance; food vouchers; medical transportation, and housing assistance. In addition, staff with the HIV Services Program work to promote professional development of providers performing HIV medical and case management care and work on projects related to clinical quality management.

The program contracts with community-based organizations (clinical and social services) as well as providing services through a Public Health Office in the southwestern portion of the state. This system of care ensures that persons living with HIV/AIDS in both urban and rural parts of the state have access to care and services.

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New Mexico AIDS Drug Assistance Program

The mission of the New Mexico AIDS Drug Assistance Program (NM ADAP) is to provide stable and accessible treatment to extend life and improve health for qualified individuals with HIV disease; to promote access to HIV treatment and care; and to provide high quality service in pursuit of those goals. It is a federal and state funded program that exists to ensure that persons living with HIV/AIDS in New Mexico who are otherwise underserved have access to HIV care, treatment, and medications.

The Program currently provides assistance with medical insurance premiums and co-payments, provision of HIV related medications, and transitional medication access for clients applying for insurance coverage. The NM ADAP has a medical advisory body of infectious disease and other HIV specialty physicians and program staff that meet at least annually to review the NM ADAP formulary and make recommendations for improvements in the medical aspects of the program.

Effective July 1, 2018, the ADAP Medication Formulary has been revised to improve access to pharmaceuticals for persons living with HIV (PLWH). New Mexico now has an 'Enhanced Formulary' for ADAP rather than a specific list of approved medications.

Community-based website offering resources and information about HIV, STDs, Viral Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction services across New Mexico. This searchable guide will help you find the best and most appropriate services in your area.

Resource Guide

To find a HIV care, support or medical provider near you, visit our HIV/STD/Hepatitis Resource Guide.

This valuable community based website offering resources and information about services related to HIV, STDs, Viral Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction.

It features a searchable guide that will help you find the best and most appropriate services in your area.