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Assisting In Paying Hiv Medication

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Fair Pricing Coalition

Patient Assistance and Co-Pay Programs for HIV and Viral Hepatitis Drugs

Over the past two years, the Fair Pricing Coalition (FPC) has addressed patient health insurance co-payment (co-pay) programs and patient drug assistance programs (PAPs) for people living with HIV and/or viral hepatitis. The FPC has negotiated... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Don't Break the Bank: Assistance Programs Can Help Pay for Meds

Click to view our copay assistance charts: HIV Medications Hepatitis B Hepatitis C Related Conditions The charts above give a brief description of many co-pay and patient assistance programs. If you need help, call the Project Inform... Read more »

New Assistance Program Helps HIVers Pay for Viramune

This week, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) announced a new payment assistance program for its HIV medication drug Viramune (nevirapine). The program is open to U.S. residents who are taking Viramune and have private health insurance, but are required to... Read more »
Ask the Experts


I have a high deductible plan where i pay first $5000 all medical expenses including medication. I have the Atripila co pay card which takes off @200 per month but still out of pocket about $1500 a month till reach the $5000. I know co pay is up...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
That depends on the wording of your copay card. Chances are it is limited to $200 per month to a maximum annual limit of $2,400. It would be unusual for them to cover it all in the first months of the year. Have you applied for ADAP? If not, see if... Read more »

Medication Assistance

Do you know of any medication assistance available for HIV drugs? My dad has HIV and we are unable to afford the medications anymore. They are over $1000 a month. Please let me know if their is any assistant programs....
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.There are several different patient assistance programs in the US that help in paying for HIV medications. I'd work with your father's case manager or AIDS Service Organization (ASO, check out or the... Read more »

HIPAA vs. Medicare & how to pay for meds.?

Do HIPAA laws apply (Florida) if you are eligible for Medicare? and If Medicate is my only option, what type of assistance is available for purchasing HIV meds?? ( My income is over $45k (private disability + SSDI) and the retail cost of my...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Contact a local insurance broker to research purchasing a Medicare gap policy. I am assuming that you are under age 65. If this is the case, you would probably only be able to purchase coverage through an HMO which you would pay a premium for and... Read more »


Dear Doc. Henry Keith I am an University student, recently I got a scholarship to Minnesota University so I am planning to travel to the U.S by the end of the year. I have a J-Visa which is for foreign students but I wonder about my HIV+ condition....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The US health care system is a sorry mess with good points and bad points. Fair payment for prescriptions can be a problem. Many docs here (myself included) would be happy to see you and write for your prescriptions -- the problem is who would pay... Read more »
Connect With Others

Need help paying for meds or co-pays?

Posted by MedBenefits101, 2 Replies
There is a national program to help HIV+ people pay for their meds, co-pays and lab work, even if they're working or undocumented.

If you are in NYC please call (718)399-0200 for more information. Ask for the Medical Benefits Program. Read more »

pay for medication ?

Posted by eriklehnscherr, 4 Replies
how do you pay your hiv medication ? is it expensive ? Read more »

Paying For Our Meds/Options

Posted by HIVhilarity11, 4 Replies
Hi Everyone~

I'm asking that if you have a moment and have some feedback to share, could you please do so

We are a newly diagnosed couple waiting for all of our bloodwork to come back. We'll have the results with all of our levels in 2 weeks. In the... Read more »

Paying for Meds

Posted by HIVhilarity11, 3 Replies
Hi Everyone

I really need some help, advice, assurance. I'm very upset right now. My Husband and I were both diagnosed poz last Tuesday 11/1. We had our first appointment with the Infectuous Disease Specialist office yesterday and they were... Read more »