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Average Cost Of HIV Medication

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Over the rest of the life of a patient with HIV, how much does it cost to treat a patient on the average?

Over the rest of the life of a patient with HIV, how much does it cost to treat a patient on the average?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.I am not aware of any recent study that has looked into the overall costs ofHIV care and treatment. Such studies have been done in the past, howevercosts have radically changed just in the past year or so. This is... Read more »

what can the average joe do?

hi Dr. Frascino,what can the average person contribute to help speeding up the search for a cure... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Initial Results From Washington, D.C., HIV Testing Program Show City's HIV Prevalence More Than Twice National Average

Initial results from a Washington, D.C., campaign to have all residents tested for HIV show that HIV prevalence in the city is more than twice the nation's average, according to results released Tuesday during a meeting of the Mayor's Task Force on... Read more »
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 stable immune systems out of ADAP and onto a waiting list. About 400 new ADAP applicants a year who... Read more »
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Life Expectancy in Some People With HIV Exceeds Average

The decision to start treatment is different for every person with HIV and is a conversation best had with one's doctor. But research consistently finds that one of the benefits of starting HIV treatment as early as possible may be a longer life. In... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Average HIV/AIDS-Related Medicare Claim Nine Times Higher in South Florida Than Nationwide in Second Half of 2006, HHS Report Finds

The average Medicare beneficiary living with HIV/AIDS in South Florida in the second half of 2006 had nine times more Medicare claims than HIV-positive beneficiaries nationwide, according to a report released this week by the HHS Office of... Read more »
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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 »

Average for positve test 10-14 days

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
As you all can see the average for positive test is 10-14 days before they said 21 or 25 days. Info from John Hopkins medical management of HIV 2001.

The window period: The time delay from infection to positive EIA averages 10 to 14 days with newer... Read more »

HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
To The Body Forum users,

Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations, and... Read more »

The Cost of Living

Posted by Anonymous
Wed Nov 1, 6:13 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Future treatment for the 40,000 people infected with
HIV in the United States every year will cost $12.1 billion annually, a new study showed on Wednesday.


U.S. patients infected with HIV can expect medical... Read more »