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    Programs that provide FDA approved HIV-related prescription drugs to low-income people with HIV/AIDS who have limited or no prescription drug coverage. ADAPs may also purchase insurance and provide adherence monitoring and outreach under the program's flexibility policy. ADAPs are not entitlement programs. Annual federal appropriations and, where available, funding from other sources (which is highly variable and dependent on local decisions and resources), determine how many clients ADAPs can serve and the level of services they can provide. Each state administers its own ADAP, including the establishment of eligibility criteria, drug formularies, and other program elements. No minimum formulary or client income eligibility level is required under current law. There is wide variation in access to ADAPs and in the range of drugs offered across the country. The program is funded through Part B (formerly Title II) of the Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act of 2006 (Ryan White Program), which provides grants to states and territories.

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    AIDS Activities Coordinating Office - HIV and AIDS Related ProgramsDevelops, monitors and evaluates all HIV/AIDS-related care and prevention services in the eligible metropolitan area.PhiladelphiaAIDS Activities Coordinating Office - Philadelphia; Center CityAIDS Activities Coordinating Office
    AIDS Care Group - HIV-AIDS ServicesThe AIDS Care Group is a non-profit organization that provides medical care, dental care, and social services to uninsured and underinsured minority residents of Chester, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The AIDS Care Group is the largest and most comprehensive fully dedicated HIV/AIDS service provider for the city and its many small surrounding communities. DelawareAIDS Care Group - Delaware; ChesterAIDS Care Group
    AIDSNETA regional AIDS Planning Coalition which subcontracts with agencies throughout Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton and Schuylkill counties. Assists people with HIV/AIDS through assessing, planning, and allocating government funds in order to guarantee the accessibility and quality of services provided in the region. Responsible for the development of a comprehensive continuum of prevention and care services. Efforts are aimed at both stopping the spread of HIV infection and providing medical and social services through a network of service providers to those who have been infected. NorthamptonAIDSNETAIDSNET
    Philadelphia FIGHT - Project TEACHProject TEACH (Treatment Education Activists Combating HIV) is an innovative health education program which trains people living with HIV/AIDS to act as peer educators, activists and advocates in the under-served communities hardest hit by the AIDS pandemic -- low-income communities and communities of color. TEACH focuses not only on prevention but treatment education, outreach and advocacy. Project TEACH began 1996 and has since graduated more than 1,600 people. Our core training program teaches people living with HIV the basics of secondary prevention and methods of communicating this information to others living with HIV. It is founded on the belief that people have a right to know about their own bodies and to determine their own health care. Project TEACH classes are twice a week for nine weeks. Classes run in the spring, summer, and fall and are open to anyone who is living with HIV. Topics include staying healthy when you are HIV positive through assertive use of health care, pharmaceutical and complementary therapies, prevention and early treatment of infections, nutrition, clinical trials, stress reduction and peer support. Many of our graduates have gone on to become peer educators or community leaders in the field of HIV/AIDS care. In addition to Project TEACH, we offer TEACH Outside, available to HIV positive people who have been incarcerated; Latino TEACH, available to HIV positive Spanish speakers (classes held at Prevention Point Philadelphia); and weekly TEACH alumni meetings for TEACH and TEACH Outside graduates, held every Wednesday at 3pm. PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia FIGHT - Philadelphia; Washington SquarePhiladelphia FIGHT
    Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program (SPBP) Mental HealthThe Special Pharmaceutical Benefits Program (SPBP) is a program for low and moderate income individuals and families that helps pay for specific drug therapies used for the treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS or a diagnosis of schizophrenia (DSM code for mental health). The HIV/AIDS side of the SPBP is usually called: AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) in other states. Please see the SPBP HIV/AIDS Drugs Fact Sheet for specific details, for program info visit: (http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/ServicesPrograms/MedicalAssistance/AIDSWaiverProgram/AIDSClozarilProgram/). The Special Pharmacy Benefits Program for Mental Health (SPBP MH) provides payment for the above listed atypical antipsychotic medications, in any form as prescribed, for eligible participants with behavioral health needs. Abilify Clozaril, Clozapine, Geodon, Invega, Risperdal, Risperidone, Seroquel and ZyprexaDauphin*Main Site (PA Department of Human Services)Pennsylvania Department of Human Services - Harrisburgh

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