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Access To Hiv Medication

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Zambia: Barriers to Youths Accessing HIV Medication

This article was reported by allAfrica . allAfrica reported that a recent interactive workshop showed that stigma prevents HIV-infected teens in Zambia from taking antiretroviral medications because the separate dispensing locations reveal to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ramsell Partners With Arizona Department of Health Services to Expand Medication Access to HIV/AIDS Patients

The Arizona Department of Health Services has contracted with Ramsell, a corporation that specializes in pharmacy-benefit management, to provide access to HIV/AIDS medications to the more than 850 HIV-infected patients who are eligible for the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New California Law Could Increase Access to Post-Exposure Prophylaxis HIV Medication

A new California law (AB 879 ) requiring the state Department of Health Services to form a task force aimed at creating treatment guidelines for inadvertent sexual or needle exposure to HIV could help increase access to post-exposure prophylaxis,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

do HIV meds adversely affect vein health or access? (HIV + hemophilia)

My husband, with severe hemophilia, began HIV meds in 1997. He requires daily self infusions of clotting factor to treat his severe hemophilia. In this past year, his veins have simply stopped allowing venous access - not just at usual access sites,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Frequent infusions and blood draws over a lifetime is hard on the veins of many patients making venous access frequently a challenge. I have not observed that venous access appears to be a problem caused by HIV medications (20+ years of HIV med use... Read more »

Access to surrogate mother by hiv+ man and hiv- woman(who cannot carry a baby)

i am hiv+ and my wife is hiv-. We have been married for 11 years without a child. We have tried invitro fertilisation with sperm washing but it was unsuccessful because my wife has had three previous fibroids surgeries, which according to the gynaec...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Use of a surrogate mother in situations like your can be a complicated and expensive process. Many fertility clinics have only modest experience with complex HIV+ situations. I have referred several patients to the OB/fertility clinic at Columbia... Read more »

Access to free HAART medication in Brazil

I am considering moving from Spain to Brazil. As a resident in Spain public health insurance is covering cost of HAART. Will the same happen once I move to Brazil?Thank you!...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.I asked your question to my good friend and Brazilian HIV expert, Professor Mauro Schechter (Federal University of Rio de Janiero).Dr. Schechter's reply:If you officially becomes a resident, you is entitled to free... Read more »

Access to new HIV drugs in 2010

What are the 2010 options for salvage patients? I have low t cells and I'm also dual-tropic. I would like to know if I can access any upcoming studies for patients in my situation?...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
I attempted to provide an update on where we are in the development of HIV medications that may help people like us who have multi drug resistance and may be in clinical decline. There is a small population of HIV+ patients who cannot currently... Read more »
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Access to drugs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi! I'm trying to get a more realistic feel for people's access to anti-HIV medications and health care. To what extent does your private insurance and/or Medicare cover your medications/health care, and if you have no insurance, how do you get... Read more »

Known Exposure(?); PEP; HEP C "cured"; Home Access

Posted by login123
What a roller coaster this has been. In November, I started having sex with someone who was HIV + and "cured" of Hep C for several years (5+). I saw his medical records. With regards to HIV, he had an undetectable viral load <20 for years and was... Read more »

Home Access

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
So is there anyone else out there who is patiently awaiting their results from Home Access only to be told once again there is a delay?

I bought a Home Access Express Kit on 5/9. Sent it Fed Ex on 5/10. Thought my results would be ready by Monday... Read more »

Home Access, how good at 2 months?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi, I've been frantically reading this board for 2 months, but I seldom post. I figured out the only way to potentially restore my happiness now is to take a test. Now I'm at 8 weeks after the possible exposure. My state has the name reporting... Read more »