funding for antiretroviral drugs
Jul 5, 2006
My 21 year old daughter is pregnant and has learned that she is HIV positive. She is on Right from the Start Medicaid which covers antiretroviral meds while she is pregnant, but it will discontinue after the baby is born. Her insurance will not pay for the medication. She has mental limitations, is being hounded by creditors because she does not handle money well, has no permanent home, her husband is in Iraq and her housing supplement has been revoked. What happens to someone like her who falls through the cracks in being able to get on disability, whose insurance will not pay for the antiretroviral drugs and who does not have the money to pay for the medications? Thanks for your response.
Response from Ms. Breuer
Your daughter needs a case manager. Now. She has multiple challenges, she needs help to sign up for ADAP to get her meds, and she should have someone who knows all the benefits information who can link here to services and then make sure that the services are working. There is too much there for a parent to learn and keep track of.
Please contact your nearest AIDS service organization and ask for an interview with the head of case management so that she is placed with the right case manager.
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