On May 23, a settlement was reached in San Diego Superior Court in the lawsuit brought against Anthem Blue Cross when Anthem instituted mandatory mail order on HIV specialty drugs.
By now you have probably read my original articles "Know Your Pharmacist, Know Your Pharmacy" and learned how your pharmacist is a key member of your health care team, and "10 Steps To Choosing The Pharmacy That's Right For You." Now that you're armed with this information, what do you do when you can't shop around for an HIV pharmacy in your area or you have to just use the closest one that takes your insurance?
Your medications are a crucial component of your treatment plan for HIV. The pharmacist and the pharmacy staff are important members of your health care team. It is very important that the members of the staff at the pharmacy are HIV sensitive and that you feel comfortable and welcome at the pharmacy.
Whether you have just found out that you are HIV positive or you've been living with HIV for years, whether you are not on any HIV medications or you have been on HIV meds for years, this information is essential to helping you along in your journey with HIV.