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Average Cost Of HIV Medication

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How HIV Drugs Get Approved

...trials are called "post-marketing studies." The regulations for Phase IV trials are not very clear, and they are not conducted very often. Phase IV trials can monitor a new drug's long-term effectiveness and side effects, or how cost-effective it is. They can also compare the new drug to other drugs approved for the same condition. How Do We Know if a Drug Works? The FDA used to require trials that measured clinical endpoints before...
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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
...total cost. At the other extreme, the poor and the very ill are eligible for federal insurance (Medicare or Medicaid) to cover costs. In between, for those who are neither very poor, nor very sick, there are the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs... Read more »

how many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL)

Hi Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and and live in Australia, 36 years old and my hiv specialist told me hardly no one dies of hiv-aids anymore in Australia, he said maybe 10% of pepole with HIV die in 2008 in auz,but people infected in 2008...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Denmark, unlike the U.S., has universal health care that delivers quality HIV care and medications to all who need them at no cost!!! An epidemiological study of Denmark's HIVers revealed a median survival time of 32.5 years for 25-year-old... Read more »

Lower Meds Costs anytime soon???

I was just diagnosed and I'm considering treatment....I checked with my insurance and they only cover 60 of the cost of meds, so is still a lot of money that I will have to pay out of pocket. Is there any news of lower cost of this medications like...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...I don't believe that we are going to see lower costs for HIV medications in the developed world anytime soon. Most of the profits for the companies come from the U.S. market and Read more »

What is the cost of HIV meds?

I recently have been infected with HIV. Unfortunatly im not on any health insurance plan. Can I afford treatment without or should I get on Health insurance before I start treatment? What is the average cost going to be for me?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...treatment naive patients on medications through clinical (drug) studies.So, long before you assume that you must shoulder the entire cost of medications and treatments, you should explore your options and get the best advice possible.Good luck, BY Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virginia: HIV/AIDS Patients Scrambling to Cover Cost of Medications

... As part of its cost-containment strategy, Virginia's AIDS Drug Assistance Program has announced plans to push 760 current clients with relatively Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: Women Report 4,000 Percent Increase in Cost of Month's Supply of HIV/AIDS Drugs in January

... On Saturday, women attending a meeting of the Feminist Political Education Project in Zimbabwe reported that the cost of a month's worth of HIV/AIDS drugs increased by 4,000 percent in January to $1.3 billion (about U.S. $40 at the dominant black Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Senator Proposes Process to Expedite Export of Low-Cost Drugs for HIV, Other Diseases

...was amended to create exemptions to intellectual property rules, thereby allowing generic drug manufacturers to produce low-cost drugs for diseases in developing countries. Since 2004, only one shipment of drugs has been exported by the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Incentives for Medication Adherence on Health Care Use and Costs in Methadone Patients With HIV

...percent in the intervention group and 56 percent in the control group. The voucher group incurred $2,572 in antiretroviral drug costs, compared with $1,973 for the control group (p "The incremental direct cost of voucher incentives was $292 per... Read more »
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HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...pharmacy prices. But we must do more than this. Dr. Galea and I have decided to offer HIV, diabetes, and cancer medications AT COST . We understand how hard it is to obtain some of these medications - Atripla, Viramune, Truvada, and Viread ... Read more »

cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
...curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys on an annual basis....thanks Read more »

Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 1 Reply
...university, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per policy year for outpatient drugs. I have come to understand that Atripla costs close to $1500 per MONTH. Both our salaries are under $25,000. Anyone have any ideas? PS We live in... Read more »

The Cost of Living

Posted by Anonymous
...U.S. HIV patients from the beginning of care until death average $2,100 per month. The projected lifetime HIV-related medical costs were based on life expectancies of 24.2 years for patients in optimal HIV care. The study is intended to provide... Read more »