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Assisting In Paying Hiv Medication

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...associated with health care, patient assistance and drug co-pay programs may be a way to offer much-needed assistance to those who are uninsured and underinsured, or are being adversely affected by the rising costs of drug co-pays, health insurance premiums, and other expenses associated with health care. Most, if not all, pharmaceutical companies already provide some level of patient assistance to individuals who are unable to afford their...
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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 Read more »

HIV antivirals and Medicare Drug Plan

I am HIV positive and currently receiving SSDI benefits, and have been working through Social Security's "Return to Work" program for the past few years. However, my current position ends in May 2010 and so does the insurance provided through that...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...window, you might qualify for your prescription drug manufacturer's patient assistance program. If you go to the website for your medication, you should be directed to information on applying for patient assistance. If you can't find it, ask your... Read more »

Huge Increase in Co-Pay

I have been HIV positive since summer, 1993 and was on various drug treatments over the next few years with good results. In 2004 I went off meds completely with little change to my viral load and CD4 counts until last year.I began taking Atripla in...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I am sorry that I cannot offer you much guidance. This type of plan design is legal. Many plans do this in an effort to control cost. If you have another plan option such as an HMO, you should check at open enrollment which plan would offer the... Read more »

Cost of Meds

One question I have not seen addressed is the cost of Meds. Typically, are they covered by insurance? Im HIV+ now for 1 year. May need to go on soon, forgot to ask Doc about that. Atripla will be the Med of choice. What about shopping the price...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.In the US, the vast majority of patients do not have to pay the full cost of medications. On one extreme, all major insurance policies cover HIV medications- some have fixed copayments, others have subscribers pay Read more »
Fair Pricing Coalition

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

...year. GENENTECH/ROCHE HIV Drugs covered: None Contact Information: None Program Details: No program, might cover co-pays through their patient assistance program. GILEAD SCIENCES Drugs covered: Atripla, Emtriva, Truvada, Viread ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Know Now. Live Longer." Promotes HIV/AIDS Treatment Awareness

..."This week, the Shelby County Government Division of Community Services is launching the Know Now. Live Longer.' awareness campaign to educate the community about the free HIV/AIDS medical and support services available through the Memphis Ryan... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Libya Urges Bulgaria to Pay Blood Money to Lift Death Sentences on Medics in AIDS Case

...medics -- five Bulgarians and a Palestinian -- who were sentenced to death for allegedly infecting 400 Libyan children with HIV. The medics, who were arrested in 1999 and sentenced to death in 2004, maintain their innocence and say they have been... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PEPFAR Paying More Than Twice as Much for Many AIDS Drugs as Other Aid Organizations, Draft GAO Report Says

...combination is available to other international HIV/AIDS groups in one pill for $215 per person annually. The U.S. government pays nearly $450 per patient annually for Boehringer Ingelheim 's nevirapine, but generic versions of the drug are... Read more »
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medical treatment, insurance, etc

Posted by NicoleRose
...because I can see both sides. I believe we should help others, yet I also thing we have a long way to go in our own country. I am HIV negative, however I have autoimmune diseases and because of this I was unable to get approved for insurance and... Read more »

HIV and immigration OUT of USA

Posted by Dizengoff, 4 Replies
...with my medication, because I cannot afford it. But that is the only assistance I accept. Now, I understand that even if I were paying for my own medications, that I can STILL be denied entry to most nations because of my status. Has anyone else... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies me, since I have my own private insurance. My insurance runs me $170 + $500.00/month for the drugs (my insurance only pays 60%). I have applied for help through the drug companies but have already been told by HIV/AIDS organization that I... Read more »


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