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Does Health Insurance Cover Hiv

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Ask the Experts

Does most health insurance cover HIV treatment?

Hey Dr. Bob,I am going in for my HIV test tomorrow and I'm trying to prepare myself for the worst. I engaged in about the riskiest behavior out there and I've had some symptoms of being poz, so I've pretty much resigned myself to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Yep, you're getting ahead of yourself! And just for the record, yes, HIV/AIDS is indeed covered by traditional health insurance plans, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield.Good luck on your test. I'm here if you need me, O.K.?Dr. Bob... Read more »



Insurance cover

we are students and we have to find out about insurance cover when you have HIV... Read more »
The AIDS Institute

HHS Secretary Requires Insurers to Cover HIV Testing for Women

Washington, D.C. -- In an announcement yesterday by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has accepted the recommendations of a recent report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that private insurers be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Care to Be Covered Under Insurance in India Beginning in October

In this post in PSI's "Healthy Lives" blog, Benoy Peter, senior manager for knowledge management at Project Connect in India, reports that the government of India will cover HIV care under insurance in the country beginning in October 2012. Peter... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Federal Health Plan, Medicare Do Not Cover Routine HIV Screening as Recommended by CDC, Bloomberg Reports

Medicare and federal health care plans that provide coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefit Plan do not offer payment for routine HIV screening of people ages 13 to 64 -- a practice that was recommended by CDC in 2006 -- Bloomberg ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

WellPoint Will Cover Merck's Gardasil

Health insurance company WellPoint Inc. said Thursday it will cover Merck & Co.'s vaccine that blocks the two types of the STD human papillomavirus (HPV) responsible for about 70 percent of cervical cancers. Earlier on Thursday, CDC's Advisory... Read more »
Connect With Others

May be losing health insurance!!! Need my meds!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I may be losing my health insurance. That in itself is a nightmare, but I would have to pay for my own meds. The ADAP program in my State requires I have insurance. I can do that for about a year out of my retirement fund, which is all the income... Read more »

can i be denied health insurance?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i am in the process of applying for health insurance. i have not had any health insurance for the past year or so. i was just lazy and didn't think i needed it. one month ago i started experiencing symptoms (had several real risk exposures), and... Read more »

There's Health Insurance and then there's....

Posted by TimmerInTexas, 3 Replies
Secure Horizons -- what a joke!

Since I'm covered by Medicare Parts A and B, I discovered that I qualified for health insurance through Secure Horizons, a subsidiary of PacifiCare. I have 17 prescriptions that have to be filled every month so I... Read more »

Short Term Health Insurance for HIV+ Persons

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi I am Jack,
My partner has HIV, just found out recently. He was without health insurance, until he sign up through the sight for insurance. They work well with guys such as Ron and I. I wanted to share my story with the... Read more »