Access to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder for Persons With Human Immunodeficiency Virus in the United States: Gaps in Coverage by State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs

Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 Mar 7;9(4):ofac057. doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofac057. eCollection 2022 Apr.


Life-saving medications for opioid use disorder are inaccessible for people with human immunodeficiency virus relying on the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAP) in 40% of jurisdictions. Funding/policies should address this through increasing access through ADAP and the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), partnerships between RWHAP and substance use programs, and other state/federal initiatives.

Keywords: AIDS Drug Assistance Program; access to medications; health policy; opioid use disorder.