|Access to meds...dilemma. Help!
Sep 1, 2010
I've just been diagnosed, married man, 28 yrs old, wife negative, at 5 months post infection now. Good i caught it early but thats just the start of my problems.
I hold citizenship of a third world, developing country where meds not available, i reside in middle east where meds not available, i have close relatives living in the UK and Australia who can send me the necessary meds, is access to meds going to be a problem for me? any solutions/alternatives? I need to know if sending meds from the UK or Australia for use is possible?
What is minimmum lifespan can i expect if i start treatment on time at my age? Is 30 years more very reasonable to expect?
Any information would be appreciated.
| Response from Dr. Henry
You are not alone with the issue of accessing effective HIV meds-a very common problem. If possible a baseline evaluation of clinical/blood work status is recommended. Depending on characteristics of your virus, lower cost generic HIV meds may be adequate for treatment. They can be obtained in a variety of ways-none 100% clear cut or fool proof (ie internet access or through country with access). Finding reliable doc or relative in country with access may be key for you. With effective treatment outlook for long term survival is generally good (measured in many decades). KH
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