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Hiv Prescription Drugs

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Woman in Sweden Accused of Buying HIV Drugs With Fake Prescriptions

Swedish police were looking Wednesday for a woman believed to have used fake prescriptions to purchase HIV drugs worth as much as $360,000. Since 2002, the woman used forged prescriptions to buy the drugs 101 times at 15 different pharmacies in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mississippi Medicaid Drug Policy Limiting Prescription Drugs Soon Will Be Lifted for HIV-Positive People, Assistant AG Says

A policy limiting the number of brand-name prescription drugs that Mississippi's Medicaid program beneficiaries can receive soon will be lifted for HIV-positive people, according to state Assistant Attorney General Harold Pizzetta, the AP/Biloxi ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mississippi Medicaid to Continue Providing HIV/AIDS Drugs Despite New Prescription Drug Policy Limit

Mississippi Medicaid officials on Thursday said they will collaborate with the state Department of Health to continue providing antiretroviral drugs to state residents who need them, despite new regulations that cut the number of brand-name... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can Prescription Drugs or Supplements, Vitamins effect HIV Test Results?

Hi Dr. Bob,I sent you an e-mail last week. I'm the one who performed CPR on the AIDS Victim at an accident scene. I performed the CPR on July 25th and went to my health department on October 25th ( exactly 3 months ) to have the blood test...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello CPR Lady,Your fears continue to be unwarranted and irrational. There is no reason to second guess your definitively negative HIV-antibody test results. Neither vitamins nor medications to treat shingles will affect the validity of your... Read more »

Prescription Drugs

I am 63 and have been HIV+ for over 20 years.I recently began medications (Viread/Trizivir).What I would like to know is how I get information about what will happen when I am eligible for medicare and will need to get my meds.At this moment I have...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
If you retire at age 65 (or any time on or after 1/1/06), there will be an Rx benefit under Medicare that you would be eligible for by applying for Medicare Part D. More information on Medicare Part D will be published as we get closer to the... Read more »

Prescription Drug Coverage

I am HIV+ and I will be starting a new job in a few weeks. I am currently insured and I have not had any problems regarding my prescription drug coverage. My new job offers the same health plan, but a different prescription plan. How can I...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
If the new prescription drug plan is with one of the major prescription benefit managers (PBM) like Caremark, Medco, etc., you could check out their website to determine which drugs are in their formulary as well as plan design features. Even if... Read more »

List of prescription drugs which decrease CD4 counts

I'm one of those people who's been Mr. Total Compliance w/ HIV meds and achieved undetectability since I started HAART five years ago. My CD4, which was 196 at my diagnosis, got up to 360 after 2 years but has been falling slowly but...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing and congratulations on adhering to your medication regimen. You don't mention why a change is indicated from citalopram to sertraline. Did your depressive symptoms worsen? Is your fatigue part of the depression? In any... Read more »
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Prescription Medicine Side Effects

Posted by bscottmatt, 2 Replies
Hey all. Great to be here. I just want to share an experience I had taking an SSRI for depression. To make a long story short, high doses of SSRI's have the potential to cause extraordinary pain throughout your body as well as fatigue. Especially... Read more »

Privacy of Pharmacy Prescription Files

Posted by Anonymous
If you are HIV-positive or have AIDS, and your prescription or medical information has been sold or disclosed by your pharmacy without your knowledge or permission, your privacy rights may have been violated, depending on the laws of the state where... Read more »

Where to fill prescriptions affordably

Posted by joejoe, 1 Reply
I have been doing some research for a family member who is HIV-positive about where to get medication without going bankrupt. I came across a new website that has promise.

Has anyone seen this one? It looks pretty good great... Read more »

Prescription Insurance Emergency

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
As a worker for the NYC government, I am finding that our medical plans cover less and less for prescriptions. The plan I am in now will not cover me adequately at all -- it has a $3,000 cap -- and I really need to know if there is anyone who can... Read more »