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6 Reasons Why People Skip Their HIV Meds

September 1, 2011


"I can't always afford my meds."

"I can't always afford my meds."

Not all interruptions in treatment are based on things that you can control, especially when it comes to your cash flow. Whether you have lost your job and with it your health insurance; you never had health insurance; you don't qualify for government assistance; you were booted to the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting list; or your insurance doesn't cover the entire cost of your meds, being able to pay out of pocket can cost thousands a month. Those who don't have that kind of cash may find themselves going without.

This issue may not be fixable, but talk to your case manager about patient assistance programs to see what your next steps should be.

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