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The Ryan White Program offers a variety of services to assist low-income HIV-infected individuals with the cost of specific health care needs. To be eligible for the services below, you must be HIV-positive or have AIDS, and meet financial eligibility requirements. Certain services may have additional eligibility requirements and/or limitations.

Project AIDS Care (PAC) is a Medicaid waiver program designed to promote, maintain, and optimize the health of persons living with AIDS in order to allow them to remain in comfort of their homes and receive the necessary medical and social support they require.

PAC Waiver is a special enhancement of the Florida Medicaid Program, which permits payment for unique set of home and community-basked services that are not available under regular Medicaid.

Housing Opportunities for Person with AIDS (HOPWA) is funded through a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The state HOPWA program provides Short Term Rental, Mortgage, and Utility assistance to eligible individuals and their families. Service include: transitional housing , assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities and supportive services (such as case management).

Clients works closely with a case manager to develop a plan which contributes to a stable housing situation and economic self-sufficiency.

Florida AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is intended to help HIV-positive people stay healthy by assisting with the purchase of HIV-related prescription medications.

ADAP provides HIV drug treatments for people who do not have private insurance, do not qualify for Medicaid, or are awaiting Medicaid eligibility and cannot afford to purchase medications themselves.

Additional benefits available at some Area 8 locations:

  • Peer Assistance
  • Support Groups
  • Counseling and Testing
  • Adherence Assistance
  • Nutritional Therapy and more