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EDMUND G. BROWN JR.
Governor

State of California—Health and Human Services Agency
California Department of Public Health


ADAP MM 2020-05
March 10, 2020


TO:
ADAP ENROLLMENT WORKERS

SUBJECT:
ADAP POLICY UPDATE REGARDING LAB REQUIREMENTS

​ADAP MANAGEMENT MEMO 2020-05: ADAP POLICY UPDATE REGARDING LAB REQUIREMENTS


Effective March 12, 2020, ADAP will no longer require CD4 count and viral load lab results during 
initial enrollment and re-enrollment.  ADAP previously compiled this data from the ADAP Enrollment 
System (AES) for inclusion in the ADAP Data Report (ADR), but will now be utilizing data from the 
surveillance system instead.  AES will continue to list the CD4 count and viral load fields, 
however they will now be optional and can be used at the Enrollment Site’s discretion.  Clients 
should not be placed on a TAP if they do not have their CD4 count and viral load.

Please note, Enrollment Workers will still need to upload proof of an HIV diagnosis for an initial 
enrollment.  During an initial enrollment, a client’s HIV status can be verified utilizing any of 
the following documents:

  • HIV positive lab results
  • A letter of diagnosis from a physician or licensed healthcare provider on letterhead with the National Provider Identifier (NPI) number and the physician’s or licensed healthcare provider’s signature verifying the client’s HIV status
  • The ADAP Diagnosis Form completed by the applicant’s physician or licensed healthcare provider
  • A legible prescription for an antiretroviral drug listed on the ADAP formulary (excluding Truvada and Descovy), which includes the following information:
o Client’s first and last name
o Client’s date of birth
o Name of the antiretroviral drug
o Dated within the last 30 days

Please contact your OA Advisor if you have any questions regarding the information
provided.

Thank you,
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Sandra Robinson, MBA 
ADAP Branch Chief
California Department of  Public Health


















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