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STD/HIV Program

South Carolina AIDS Drug Assistance Program

The South Carolina AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides HIV/AIDS treatment access to qualified low-income people living with HIV/AIDS in the state of South Carolina. Authorized under Part B of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act, ADAP is administered by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SC DHEC).

SC ADAP is comprised of three programs. The Direct Dispensing Program (DDP) provides life saving HIV medications to eligible individuals through a third-party mail order pharmacy (CVS/Caremark). The Insurance Assistance Program (IAP) reimburses insurance premiums, copays and deductibles, for eligible clients with adequate insurance coverage, through a network of statewide pharmacies. The Medicare D Assistance Program (MAP) provides assistance with Medicare Part D copays and deductibles (even during the coverage gap or donut hole). For more information on DDP, IAP, or MAP  please refer to the sections below.


  • DDP applications and recertifications should be mailed or faxed to the following address:
    Direct Dispensing Program
    3rd Floor, Mills Jarrett
    Box 101106, Columbia, SC 29211
    FAX: (803) 898-0475
  • The income eligibility criteria for DDP clients is < 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL (pdf)).
  • The income eligibility criteria for IAP and MAP clients is < 550% of the Federal Poverty Level FPL (pdf).
  • New drugs were added to the SC ADAP Formulary FINAL August 29,2013 (pdf).


To qualify for the SC ADAP, you must:
  • Have HIV/AIDS                               
  • Live in South Carolina                       
  • Have limited income (at or below 300% of the FPL (pdf) for DDP, 550% for IAP and MAP)
  • Not be eligible for Medicaid
  • Not be eligible for Medicare Part D with FLIS
     Direct Dispensing Program      Insurance Assistance Program
     Medicare D Assistance Program
     Other Forms

Information about each Ryan White Part B, C and D Service Provider can be obtained by calling the toll-free South Carolina AIDS/STD Hotline at 1-800-322-AIDS (2437), or can be found on the DHEC STD/HIV resource directory Web page.

  • For additional information about ADAP DDP call 1-800-856-9954, for IAP call 1-877-606-8498, for MAP call 1-800-831-7806 .
  • For information on HIV/AIDS or STDs, including information on testing, call the toll-free AIDS/STD Hotline at 1-800-322-AIDS (2437).
  • If you are a Ryan White Part B, C or D provider interested in becoming an ADAP Insurance Assistance Program provider, please contact the IAP at 1-877-606-8498.

For latest information on HIV treatment guidelines, visit the Department of Health and Human Services’ AIDS Info website.