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HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
To The Body Forum users,

Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations, and... Read more »

Cost of HIV meds!

Posted by spadude64, 2 Replies
Luckily, I have medical insurance but I asked my pharmacist how much my meds cost and he told me 13 thousand dollars a year!
I was shocked to hear that since I am only taking Sustiva and combivir.
We, who are HIV positive need to be out there... 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 »

COST AND COVERAGE

Posted by MACKD413, 4 Replies
NEW TO THIS SITE. USED A HOME HIV TEST AND TESTED POSITIVE. SECOND TEST FROM MY DOCTOR COME BACK TOMORROW. IF POSITIVE,HOW MUCH WILL THE MEDS COST AND WILL MY INSURANCE COVER SOME OF THE COST. Read more »

Cost of testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Can anyone tell me how much an HIV antibody test would cost around? As well as the consultation fee?

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Medication Costs

Just curious to get an expert opinion on this. Many HIV meds have been available for a while. I know typically, a medication can go generic at about 7 years. Is there any hope that some of the meds we currently use may be generic soon or is the...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.We are beginning to see the emergence of generic medications for HIV in the US. While the currently available generics aren't generally part of everyday use, in the next few years, we'll see the generic arrival... Read more »

Is Stribild considered a revolutionary medication? I ask this 'cause it costs $2800.

I only pay seven dollars, but I'm curious about this...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It is one of 3 HIV integrase inhibitors on the market, combined with two other active HIV meds. It is highly effective with few side effects. I'll leave it to others whether it is revolutionary.... Read more »

MEDICAL COSTS

I TAKE HIV MEDS AND I HAVE REACHED THE LIMIT IN WHICH MY INSURANCE WILL COVER($10000) PER YEAR. I NEED THE MEDS TO SUSTAIN MY LIFE. I MAKE MORE MONEY THAT THE ADAP WILL ALLOW IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THAT SERVICE. DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS IN...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Paying for medications in our country can be difficult for persons in your income "gap". Ever increasing prices of HIV medications don't help in this circumstance either.I'd discuss the situation with your... Read more »

COST OF MEDICATION IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY

Hello!I read from some article that its cost around 18000/year to support medication in the US. That amount is 4 X my annual gross salary. I'm living in the Philippines, a developing country. Is the cost to support HIV medication as high as...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I don't know the situation in the Philippines with regard to availability and cost of medications. Depending on the country, generic HIV medications are available for as little as $300 per year. You should be able to link up with medical and... 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 stable immune systems out of ADAP and onto a waiting list. About 400 new ADAP applicants a year who... 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

The potential benefits of antiretroviral therapy for HIV patients are "not fully realized because of difficulties in adherence with demanding treatment regimens, especially among injection drug users," the authors wrote. In the current study,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision Is a Cost-Effective, Safe Way to Prevent HIV

Emmanuel Njeuhmeli, a senior biomedical prevention advisor in the USAID Office of HIV/AIDS, discusses efforts to raise awareness about male circumcision as a "cost saving and effective form of HIV prevention" in a post on USAID's "Impact Blog ."... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Health Officials Hold Meeting to Examine Methods to Boost HIV Testing; Experts Say Routine HIV Testing Worth High Cost

Nearly 300 U.S. physicians, government health officials and HIV/AIDS advocates on Wednesday gathered in Washington, D.C., for a two-day meeting that focuses on new approaches to expanding HIV testing in the nation and its potential effect on the... Read more »