Jun 8, 2006
I was diagnosed about 6 weeks ago although my doctor seems to think 3-5 yrs is a safe guess on actual infection and my Tcell count was 160 and my Viral load was 40,000 my doctor started me on sustiva/truvada and within two weeks the next blood test my cd4 count was up to 386 and my viral load was only 88. Is this just a blip? or are these two pills that good?
Ive had zero side effects on these two pills and i am wondering are these two pills something i will take forever? i only ask this because i found out my co pay on meds is only 1500.00 a year and well that was one month of those two pills so now i buy it out of pocket. Any ideas? i dont qualify for any type of Medical aid as my income is to high ect.
| Response from Dr. Wohl
The meds are that good. They work, especially if you take it every day as directed.
I am unclear about your payment issue. If your co-pay is $1,500 a year I do not get why you are paying out of pocket for the medications. It may help that Truvada and Sustiva will soon be available as a combination in one pill (only 1 co-pay).
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