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Health Insurance For Hiv Patients

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The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

... Table of Contents Health Insurance AIDS Drugs Assistance Program Medicaid Drug Company Programs Clinical Trials Buyers' Club Seeking Help Health Insurance Health insurance usually covers most of the cost of your prescription drugs. The best
Ask the Experts

HIV AND HEALTH INSURANCE !!

Dear Sir/Madam,Hope you find this mail in your good health!!!!!!! I am a hiv patient. I have been married for several years now. My wife is not hiv patient. After manyyears of our marriage we thought of having baby.We have seen Dr. R. Gargiulo at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...said: 'Everything's going well. We're going to proceed with the surgery.' "But Francisco, who has hepatitis C, had lost his health insurance when he had to stop working and had gotten coverage under the state Medicaid program. And Gov. Jan Brewer... Read more »

Choice of health insurance

Hello,I have two choices for insurance via my work: Kaiser Permanente and United HealthCare. I cannot find any information about their ratings for HIV patients. How can I make the best choice between the two?Thanks!
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
You need to look at the plan provisions, including how prescription drugs are covered. Then based on your current circumstances, choose the plan that best meets your needs. United HelathCare offers several types of plans - indemnity, HMO, PPO,... Read more »

HIV Ignorance of doctors

Dear Dr. Frascino: I was diagnosed with HIV on Sept. 6, 2006. VL was 326,000 and CD4 was 206. VL is undetectable and CD4 is 427 as of January this year. I take Kaletra and Truvada. I read with interest the posting from someone whose chiropractor was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...even though they are called "doctors".) As such they may be, and in my opinion often are, not well trained in issues related to HIV/AIDS. In fact, I find no need for chiropractic care in the field of HIV medicine. Buyers beware!Dr. Bob Read more »

Why Can Diabetes Patients get Ins. but HIV patients can not?

Why does it seem that someone suffering with Diabetes can get Life Ins. but someone living with HIV is not able to get Insurance. Do you every think this will change? I mean I hear all the time about HIV and Diabetes Paradigm. Please take a...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...know what the guidelines are for diabetes. However, if insurance companies are issuing life insurance policies to diabetes patients, I am sure that this has been a change that has occurred over decades. Possibly in the future, the same will... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: AIDS, HIV Patients Getting Help From Pharmaceutical Companies

...Florida's ADAP provides free treatment to more than 11,000 HIV/AIDS patients. Millions of Floridians have lost their jobs and health insurance, and unemployment there now stands at 12.3 percent. Requests for ADAP's assistance have grown... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Emotional Needs of HIV-Positive Patients

...but should be offered to anyone who has had a high-risk exposure, and should be started as soon as possible after exposure. Health Insurance Health care access among individuals in same sex relationships differs nationwide, particularly for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arkansas: Task Force Targets Insurance Policies

...HIV/AIDS Minority Task Force (AHMTF), members considered recommending that the state require health insurers to cover HIV/AIDS patients. Currently, there is no state mandate for insurers to provide coverage to people with HIV/AIDS. All insurers... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

...assistance to those who are uninsured and underinsured, or are being adversely affected by the rising costs of drug co-pays, health insurance premiums, and other expenses associated with health care. Most, if not all, pharmaceutical companies... Read more »
Connect With Others

How to find a doctor?

Posted by BOND33040, 1 Reply
...need to find a doctor. I went to asofinder.com and it gave my a long list of providers. How do I pick one? Or where can I find patient's reviews on them? I don't think I can just pick one from the list and go to see him, right? Please help or... Read more »

Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
...the west would have to pay. My doctor (a Frenchman) works for an NGO and works for free - he only has a donation box where patients can donate when you see him. I have his personal hand phone number should there be an emergency. Before I... Read more »

Health Insurance?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My brother just found out that he is HIV positive. He is currently a college student and does not have health insurance. Does anyone know if there is a plan available for HIV positive persons? Costs? Any recommendations or suggestions would be Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...his future. But at what cost? That is the question, heretical to some, that is now being voiced by scientists, doctors and patients encountering a constellation of ailments showing up prematurely or in disproportionate numbers among the first... Read more »