Meet the Faces Behind the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program
Since 1987, the Maryland AIDS Drug Assistance Program (MADAP) has ensured that people living with HIV in the state of Maryland have access to the medication they need in order to
lead healthy lives.
Funded primarily through the Ryan White CARE Act, this statewide program pays for the medication of eligible clients who have no insurance. MADAP also helps clients who do have
insurance get their medication by paying for eligible co-pay and deductible costs.
In addition to these services, MADAP hosts webinars and meetings and offers a 14-module foundational training series on the availability of and access to MADAP services. Clients,
healthcare providers, case managers, and other stakeholders have access to these resources through the MADAP Resource Center on Alive! Maryland’s website.
The Alive! Maryland team spoke with a few of the faces behind MADAP operations to gain perspective on their motivations for engaging in this work and their hopes for the future
of the program.
Read about their experiences here!