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Cost increases - part 2

Jan 22, 2009

Thank you for the first answer. My inclination was that the amount spent would increase because of more supplements, opportunistic infections etc, am I correct in this assumption?

Response from Dr. Young

Hello and thanks for your follow up.

As you can read from my other posts, I'm not a big advocate for random supplements- I think that they offer little benefit and additional costs.

On the other hand, when patients get opportunistic infections, the certainly require additional medications to treat (and prevent recurrence). Hence the costs of care for someone with advanced disease AND with complications goes up.


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