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Do Developed Nations Have A Responsibility To Provide Aids Treatment Medications To Poor Nations At Little Or No Cost?

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment Interruptions

...medications. They checked their CD4 cell counts and their viral loads regularly. Most providers put these patients back on therapy when they met the current guidelines. Maybe using "intermittent therapy" could reduce side effects and costs. Providers have studied "cycling" people on and off ART. Their goal was to give patients more time off of therapy, and reduce side effects, while still controlling HIV. Two major clinical studies of...
Ask the Experts

cuts in HIV funding for free meds (ADAP, 2010)

I have a major concern as you all know I am HIV +. I receive meds from the govt. Is it true that the meds will be drying up? and if that is so what will the hundreds of thousands of people do? Is this real?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...of health insurance is being met with reductions in government resources. Without reliable access to the medications, which cost patients in the AIDS Drug Assistance Program an average of $12,000 a year, people with H.I.V. are more likely to... Read more »

Ref. My Questionable HIV Diagnosis

Dr. Frascino, your response to my presentation regarding my recent diagnosis which I had found confusing and I was going to seek a second opinion/testing, came to me as quite poignant. You proved to me that indeed you are well informed and educated...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that you establish care with an HIV specialist physician and HIV-knowledgeable obstetrician immediately. Certain antiretroviral medications can be taken during pregnancy and they significantly decrease the risk of mother-to-child HIV... Read more »

Recent prevention failure and efforts to cure the disease part 3 (HIV IS 100% PREVENTABLE TODAY, 2010)

Thanks again. I understand your difficulties in managing a prevention forum since your objective is to put more fear on the disease to lower further infections but the general and widespread opinion of doctors and researchers is that HIV is a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...knowledge and tools we have at our disposal today. That this knowledge and these tools are not being used either because of cost, lack of access, lack of knowledge, or any of a variety of other factors is a completely different issue.As for HIV... Read more »

Response: Meds from non-US source

Regarding a question that was just posted about Medication in Thailand, I also travel back and forth from US an Thailand and have substituted Atripla for The Generic version in Thailand which consist of 4 pills instead of 1. The medication has...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for sharing your experiences..BY Read more »
Housing Works

Housing Works Response and Recommendations Regarding the National HIV/AIDS Strategy

...Homelessness report Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness recognizes housing as an evidence-based, cost-effective HIV prevention intervention. According to Opening Doors , "Housing status has been identified as... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lancet Editorial Examines China's Response to HIV/AIDS tackle the epidemic, which deserve praise," according to the editorial. A nationwide program launched in 2003 provides no-cost testing; no-cost counseling and antiretroviral treatment for rural residents; no-cost medication for all... Read more »
International AIDS Society

AIDS 2010 Heralds Continued Innovation in Global AIDS Response, the Medicines Patent Pool could promote the availability of better and more robust treatments and generate considerable cost savings. ART Advances -- Into the Next Decade Dr. James Hakim (Zimbabwe) of the University of Zimbabwe... Read more »
International AIDS Society

Africa Stands at a Threshold in HIV Response

...gender inequity," he said. Dr. Fauci reviewed the current state of HIV science and U.S. health policy, noting the benefit and cost-effectiveness of beginning treatment earlier. He cited research showing that the annual cost of caring for someone... Read more »
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medical treatment, insurance, etc

Posted by NicoleRose
...boarder where I wasn't quite "poor" enough for assistance or clinics, yet I certainly wasn't in a position to pay for the full cost. Ultimately I went about two years untreated and got progressively worse. I am writing because I would very much... Read more »


Posted by light001, 1 Reply
hello does anyone know of a medical plan that offeres just a prescription plan? Read more »

Media Responsibility

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Recently I was watching a special on the Logo station about a bike race in California for HIV. The report did nothing to dispel any disinformation even under the guise of being a "gay friendly" network.. All they showed Read more »

The view at AIDS ground zero

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies confirms, the AIDS crisis is vast. But a small, Canadian-backed project in Zimbabwe offers a glimmer of promise for low-cost treatment, says JEAN GREIG By JEAN GREIG Wednesday, November 27, 2002 From the Toronto Globe and... Read more »