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Hiv Medication Costs

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... Photo: PA IMAGERY With the ongoing economic crisis, plus the large number of people who are unemployed, and the mounting costs associated with health care, patient assistance and drug co-pay programs may be a way to offer much-needed assistance to those who are uninsured and underinsured, or are being adversely affected by the rising costs of drug co-pays,
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RE: HIV cure

The introduction of a cell line without the CCR5 receptor through a bone marrow transplant does not really sound like a cure rather a means of preventing HIV from infecting CD4 cells much like what effective HAART does. Unless there was a way to...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Comments noted on unique case that needs further study. Read more »

switching from meds to alternative

Is it possible to switch from meds to alternative treatments after being on meds for 10 years?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...real question is why do you want to switch from your HIV medications to alternatives? Is it because of side effects, toxicity, cost or other reason?HIV medications have been proven to save lifes, alternatives have not. Indeed, stopping HIV... Read more »

Cost of Meds

One question I have not seen addressed is the cost of Meds. Typically, are they covered by insurance? Im HIV+ now for 1 year. May need to go on soon, forgot to ask Doc about that. Atripla will be the Med of choice. What about shopping the price...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...total cost. At the other extreme, the poor and the very ill are eligible for federal insurance (Medicare or Medicaid) to cover costs. In between, for those who are neither very poor, nor very sick, there are the AIDS Drug Assistance Programs... Read more »

Drug Regimen

Currently I am on a regimen of Kaletra, Sustiva and Combivir--and have to pay 30% of all costs --I have been basically undetectable for the last several years and my Tcells stand at about 34%--I have asked my doctor several times about changing my...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.The issue of the costs of HIV medications can really be difficult-- whether one's in the developing world or (as it would seem in your case) here in Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virginia: HIV/AIDS Patients Scrambling to Cover Cost of Medications

... As part of its cost-containment strategy, Virginia's AIDS Drug Assistance Program has announced plans to push 760 current clients with relatively Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Incentives for Medication Adherence on Health Care Use and Costs in Methadone Patients With HIV

...percent in the intervention group and 56 percent in the control group. The voucher group incurred $2,572 in antiretroviral drug costs, compared with $1,973 for the control group (p "The incremental direct cost of voucher incentives was $292 per... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwe: Women Report 4,000 Percent Increase in Cost of Month's Supply of HIV/AIDS Drugs in January

... On Saturday, women attending a meeting of the Feminist Political Education Project in Zimbabwe reported that the cost of a month's worth of HIV/AIDS drugs increased by 4,000 percent in January to $1.3 billion (about U.S. $40 at the dominant black 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 »
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HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...pharmacy prices. But we must do more than this. Dr. Galea and I have decided to offer HIV, diabetes, and cancer medications AT COST . We understand how hard it is to obtain some of these medications - Atripla, Viramune, Truvada, and Viread ... Read more »

Free HIV medicine

Posted by new2this2010, 1 Reply
...I have figured out a way to get my HIV medication for free. It does not cost me one penny at all, thank God! Im sure no one is interested so I wont bother posting the details. Read more »

People selling their hiv meds?

Posted by kev63, 1 Reply
Is it true that this goes on in N.Y. i read it but cant beleive thanks,an like where do these things take place,cant they stop it? 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 basis....thanks Read more »