HIV care and treatment services are administered through contracts with District Health Departments and community-based organizations throughout Idaho. The Ryan White Part B AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and coverage of other direct care services are administered directly through the Family Planning, STD and HIV Program.
To apply for the Idaho HIV State Prescription Assistance Program, (SPAP) also called IDAGAP, contact the Idaho Case Management Agency nearest you.
Ryan White was an Indiana teenager with hemophilia who contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion. He courageously fought AIDS-related discrimination and helped educate the nation about his disease.
Ryan White was diagnosed with AIDS at age 13. He and his mother Jeannie White Ginder fought for his right to attend school, gaining international attention. Ryan was featured on countless television shows and magazine covers and was the subject of a television movie about his life. Ryan White died on April 8, 1990, at the age of 18, just a few months before Congress passed the AIDS bill that bears his name-the Ryan White CARE (Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency) Act. The legislation has been reauthorized three times since- in 1996, 2000, and most recently in 2006, with the most recent enactment renaming the program as the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program.
Find out more about Ryan White and what he stood for.
The Idaho Advisory Council on HIV and AIDS (IACHA) was created by the Department of Health and Welfare to serve as a planning and advisory body/group that focuses on reducing the spread of HIV in Idaho. IACHA uses a "community planning" process to accomplish it's HIV planning and advising goals and objectives.