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Hiv Drug Cost

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...drug co-pays, health insurance premiums, and other expenses associated with health care. Most, if not all, pharmaceutical companies already provide some level of patient assistance to individuals who are unable to afford their HIV medications. These are typically for uninsured patients only and those who qualify financially. Qualifications vary by program, so individuals and care providers should contact the manufacturer directly to see if...
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Changing Cocktail because od Cost

I Have Been On Meds. for about 6 years..Gone From 50 T-cells to Now Around 750 or more. My Questions is I Now Started Making to much money ($600 a year over)for ADAP in Cailfornia to cover my drug cost. I now have to pay a large Co-pay amount every...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Scott,I strongly urge you not to reduce your HIV meds to every other day. This will lead to drug resistance, which will in turn allow your HIV viral load to soar and your T cells Read more »

Using Job Ins.

I emailed you in the past months ?ing usage of my employers insurance & you said I need to use it. Although my employer don't know my status. Is it possible for them to find out my HIV+ status? How are most things coded when filed on insurance? I...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc. costs by disease states and or specific prescritipons costs. For example, what most employers find is that their highest cost drug and most utilized drug is Lipitor (cholesterol drug). Read more »

Over the rest of the life of a patient with HIV, how much does it cost to treat a patient on the average?

Over the rest of the life of a patient with HIV, how much does it cost to treat a patient on the average?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.I am not aware of any recent study that has looked into the overall costs ofHIV care and treatment. Such studies have been done in the past, howevercosts have radically changed just in the past year or so. Read more »

HMO vs. PPO and Costs

Hi, I have recently been diagnosed HIV+ through anonymous testing and am wondering the advantages/disadvantages of HMO's vs. PPO's for someone like me. I imagine the level of service would be greater for the PPO but it looks like the drug benefits...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
In order to make a decision regarding your choice of coverage, you should evaluate the doctors in the HMO vs. the doctors in the PPO, the cost of copays at the time treatment is needed, what the coverage for precscriptions will be, etc. The way to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Senator Proposes Process to Expedite Export of Low-Cost Drugs for HIV, Other Diseases

...was amended to create exemptions to intellectual property rules, thereby allowing generic drug manufacturers to produce low-cost drugs for diseases in developing countries. Since 2004, only one shipment of drugs has been exported by the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canada Should Pass Bill That Would Expedite Export of Low-Cost Drugs for HIV, Other Diseases, Opinion Piece Says

...would reform Canada's Access to Medicines Regime by expediting the process of exporting generic drugs for diseases such as HIV to developing countries. According to Geist, Canada "became an early adopter" of a 2003 World Trade Organization ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

India Nearly Doubles Treatment Centers Offering HIV/AIDS Drugs at No Cost, Official Says

... India has nearly doubled the number of government health facilities offering antiretroviral drugs at no cost to HIV-positive people as part of a campaign to increase access to HIV/AIDS treatment, Sujatha Rao, head of India's National AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: New Law Moves HIV/AIDS Drug Costs to Medicare Not Vice Versa

... On March 27, the Illinois Senate unanimously approved a bill that would cover drug costs for some clients of the state AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) through Medicare. HIV/AIDS patients who were ADAP/Medicare Read more »
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Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
...I live in Thailand and found out I am HIV+ a little over a month ago. My CD4 count was 251 and VL 29,000 - I started ARV 2 weeks ago with the following regiments: Nevirapine 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 Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Please help me to help my son! He is HIV+ and has not been able to take meds for the past 3 yrs. He lives in GA where there is no assistance to those making more than Read more »

Just lost health insurace

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have been poz for a while now and recently lost my health insurance. I have meds until Oct, but if I don't find another job by then what can I do? I live in Chicago, IL and need info fast. Read more »