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hiv+, medicines and no health insurance

If I am HIV+ and I have no medical insuarnce, then what's next? die?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
The AIDS Drug Assistance Program or ADAP is a federal/state program that was developed to help people with AIDS gain access to antiretroviral medications. The Ryan White Program is the single largest federal initiative to provide support for... Read more »

Will hiv medicine costs drop and how can we help to bring them down...

Dear Dr. Wohl,As it has been become quite clear that many individuals who are hiv infected cannot... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Institute of Medicine: Lack of Insurance Can Mean Early Death

Uninsured, HIV-positive adults are less likely to receive newer antiretroviral therapy drug combinations, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences. Even when such patients do receive newer drug therapies,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Institute of Medicine Recommends Changes for People With HIV/AIDS to Qualify for Disability

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) recently provided guidance to the Social Security Administration on updating its Listings of Impairments -- a tool that helps SSA quickly assess whether someone with HIV or another condition qualifies for benefits.... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

HIV Testing Policy: A Joint Position Paper of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians

Summary Federal policies regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of AIDS have not kept pace with changes that have transformed the disease from a fatal illness to a chronic disease for patients with ongoing access to HIV care and... Read more »
Office of National AIDS Policy

Institute of Medicine Issues Second Report on HIV Screening and Access to Care

Today, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released the second report in a series that evaluates HIV testing policies and access to care. This report, which is entitled "HIV Screening and Access to Care: Exploring the Impact of Policies on Access to and... Read more »
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HIV medicines

Posted by Anonymous
Do you need ANY HIV related drug or any Opportunistic Infection medication, such as: Zerit (d4T), AZT, Abacavir, ddI, ddC, Crixivan, Fortovase, Saquanavir, Viracept, Virammune, Diflucan, any protease inhibitor available at the pharmacy? Do you need... Read more »

Kaiser Permanent Southern California Insurance

Posted by TwinsDad, 2 Replies
Hello,

I have Kaiser Permanente Insurance and I was wondering if you guys have some type of experience with them regarding HIV treatement. Do they cover all the medicines or treatment?
Should I get a different insurance? Please let me know. I am... 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 »

Frustration with Western Medicine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My main problem with HIV, has been finding Health care providers that will allow me to make my own decisions about HAART and the alternative health care modalities I am exploring. For the past two years I have had a relatively successful combo of... Read more »