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Cost Of Living Of Hiv In U.s.

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CD4 Tests Can Reduce Costs, Extend Lives of HIV-Positive People in Africa, Study Says

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Cost of a month of HIV treatment

Sir:I will be paying for my medications out of pocket, what is the typical (wide question) monthly cost?Regards,...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
That's a very wide question, and, of course, it depends on which meds you will be taking. Some of the newer, combination medications can easily exceed $1,000 per month. Outside the actual HIV medications themselves, many of the prophylactic... Read more »

SSDI Cost of Living Increase

I have been on long term disability since the fall of 1998. I receive disability income from Social Security as well as a plan provided by my former employer through THE HARTFORD. The Hartford plan provides a taxable 70 of base salary (at the time...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
Unfortunately, the answer is in your LTD plan or summary plan description (SPD). You need to review the offset provision for the details on this. Most LTD plans only offset the initial SSDI award amount allowing you to keep the small SSDI increase... Read more »

MEDICAL COSTS

I TAKE HIV MEDS AND I HAVE REACHED THE LIMIT IN WHICH MY INSURANCE WILL COVER($10000) PER YEAR. I NEED THE MEDS TO SUSTAIN MY LIFE. I MAKE MORE MONEY THAT THE ADAP WILL ALLOW IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THAT SERVICE. DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS IN...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Paying for medications in our country can be difficult for persons in your income "gap". Ever increasing prices of HIV medications don't help in this circumstance either.I'd discuss the situation with your... Read more »

HIPAA Costs and Details

I am HIV + for 23 years. Undetectable with tcells around 550. Good health.I am 52. I have been successful in my career and want to leave work in the coming year and retire. What is holding me back is health insurance.I will exercise cobra for as...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
It will probably have to be a HIPAA policy. What the cost would be depends on where you live and the level of coverage. The best way to get an idea of cost would be to contact a local insurance broker for an estimate. You could also check a local... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

Help with costs of meds

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
How does the regular person pay for the cost of HIV meds? I make a good income (but let's be realistic), have insurance but cap out on prescriptions after the first month. Cost runs between $1,000 to $1,400 a month.

Where can I go for help, as I... Read more »

Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

My partner was recently diagnosed. We are trying to figure out ways to pay for Atripla. We are both students and he gets his health insurance through his university, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per policy year for... Read more »