|how to obtain cd4 count and viral load test for foreigners
Jun 14, 2001
Can you inform me on how to go about getting a viral load test and cd4 count. I am a foreigner and the said tests are not readily available in my country. Therefore, I intend to visit Los Angeles in order to obtain the above tests. It will be useful if you could also inform my of the approximate costs.
| Response from Ms. Donnelly
The rough cost for a viral load test is $120 - $200 USD and the rough cost for a CD4 test is $60 - $100. In California, depending on your income, there could be some help in getting those costs covered even if you are not a permanent resident. It would be worthwhile to check with a local AIDS Service Organization such as AIDS Project Los Angeles, Beinstar, or Being Alive to see if they have a case manager or benefits counselor who might be able to direct you to services or give you more information about possible reimbursement for these tests.
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