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...Drug Approval 5-Year Goals, Progress and Budgets The Bottom Line What Is PEPFAR? In 2003, the U.S. congress passed a bill to provide money to foreign governments to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This plan
is the President's Emergency Plan
for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR.) It is the largest commitment by any nation to combat a single disease in history. The total funds under PEPFAR total over $50 billion. PEPFAR funds are...
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I am HIV positive and currently receiving SSDI benefits, and have been working through Social Security's "Return to Work" program for the past few years. However, my current position ends in May 2010 and so does the insurance provided through that...
While you are in this window, you might qualify for your prescription drug manufacturer's patient assistance program. If you go to the website for your medication, you should be directed to information on applying for patient assistance. If you... Read more »
Hi there!My viral load is 9069 and my cd4 is 550. I am not yet taking medication as my doctor says my cd4 is still good. However i plan to have a baby, am therefore worried about the viral load n the possibility of passing the virus to my unborn as...
...But other options are possible. You should discuss this with your medical provider and work together to decide on the best plan
for you.Best of luck,Joe Read more »
Hello Dr. Rob,This is my first visit to your forum. I have read only a handful of your posts and have gotten a lot of valuable information from them. The one question that I have is regarding your political views. You are in a place to give so...
...platform. By comparison, Future President Obama's HIV/AIDS platform includes both domestic and global components. I'll post his plan
below.On August 2, the CDC greatly increased its estimate of the number of new HIV infections in the U.S. each... Read more »
I understand that a distinction is made between HIV and AIDS.I think the average life expectancy after diagnosis of HIV ranges from 5 years to 25 years. Is that correct?Once the AIDS-defining illness occurs, what is the prognosis, and the average...
...been getting closer and closer to normal even for people who became infected quite young. So I think you should continue to plan
for a long and healthy life. CD4 low point (nadir) and robustness of CD4 recovery on therapy are both of interest to... Read more »
...before you make your choice. The Provider-Patient Relationship Many patients do better when they take an active role in planning
their own health care. These patients do a lot of reading on their own, and bring information to their... Read more »
...reducing sugar and starchy foods (carbohydrates), such as bread, potatoes, rice, and corn. See a registered dietitian to help you plan
your meals. Many AIDS service organizations have registered dietitians on staff who will see you free of... Read more »
...process this type of reimbursement. This is a problem since more and more patients are required by their company's health care plan
to acquire their medications through a mail-order pharmacy, and it's an issue that the Fair Pricing Coalition... Read more »
...important to limit the amount of bad fats andexcess sugar in your diet. See a registered dietitian to help you make goodchoices and plan
your meals. Many AIDS service organizations have registereddietitians on staff who will see you free of... Read more »
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...credit card clears (within 24/48 hours). There are Over 500,000 Service Providers Nationwide. They also offer a Medical Care Plan
, which includes Hospital Services, an Advocacy Program, Ancillary Services, as well as the previously mentioned... Read more »
...you have picked up from your experience: dos and donts of doctor-client relationships in HIV treatment, etc. My current health plan
is United Health Care. I checked their network and they have a list of specialists in NYC, but I don't really know... Read more »
...OK so I'm 25 and have been poz for about 2 years. On meds and healthy, working full time. I'm wondering if I should plan
for retirement. You know start a 401K and a roth IRA. I guess my question is what if I don't live to the retirement age of Read more »
...Does anyone know if the blood draw test provided at Plan
ned Parenthood (the one that takes 3-5 business days); is that an ELISA? I asked them, but the girl didn't seem to know. I will Read more »