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How Much Do HIV Drugs Cost

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cost of HIV Drugs Cost Less Than Previously Thought, Clinton Foundation Study Says

"Lack of money can no longer be considered a reason -- or an excuse -- for failing to treat all those with HIV who need drugs to stay alive, following game-changing work about to be published by the Clinton Foundation that shows the real cost is... 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 eligible, but could not afford... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Politico: "Bernie Sanders Floats Plan to Make HIV Drugs Less Costly"

"Why do American patients pay tens of thousands of dollars each year for HIV drugs that cost just hundreds in Africa? Drugmakers wave their patent rights in developing countries as part of the President's Emergency Fund for AIDS Relief. But the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Returning to work, worried about drug costs

I have been HIV+ for 14 years and on SSDI for the last 8. I started doing better around the turn of the century, went back to school, got a degree, and am looking for work.I had a good interview with a prospective employer, and I have reason to...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
In a smaller company, the impact of high costs by one claimant can drive that company's health care premium higher. However, I do not consider a 500 life company to be that small. Certainly, in a larger corporation, this would not be an issue.... Read more »

Drug costs

I have a Cousin who was recently diagnosed with hiv. He does not have a steady job he works sporadically at best. I'm trying to help him get care. Would he be able to get medical coverage now? Also what would the approximate monthly drug cost...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Please find out about the AIDS Drug Assistance Program in your cousin's state (ADAP) and have him enroll for that coverage as soon as possible. You'll find information about ADAP on the HRSA Website ( That should take care of... Read more »

cost of drugs

Dear Ricky, Could you please let me have the costs of the following treatment: 1. AZT + 3TC + Viracept 2. AZT + 3TC + Crixivan Could you please let me know the costs per month if one was to begin treatmet with either of the combinations. Please...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Paul,Hi. Thank you for your question. This is not such a simple answer as youmay think. This is because prices are not regulated, and the costs ofprescription drugs can literally vary from pharmacy to pharmacy. The onlyprice ranges that I have... Read more »

How can I cover my drug costs?

Hi, and thanks for answering this. I am currently healthy and see no time in the near future having to go on disability due to my HIV. However ,I am concerned if at sometime, say 10 years down the road I need to go on disability, how does a person...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Wow--you DO think ahead! Very smart. Congratulations on your success with managing your HIV. Here's the best advice we can give you on this site: if you are working, check whether your employer offers long-term disability insurance. If so, sign... 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 200 mg - once a day
Lamivudine 150 mg - twice a day
Stavudine 30 mg - twice... Read more »

need info on drug costs

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hi, i just tested positive about a week ago while undergoing routine pregnancy tests. it was quite a shock. i'm from the u.s. but have been traveling for about two years. i was planning on heading back to the u.s. in a couple of months to look... 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 »

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 »