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How Much Do Hiv Medicines Cost Without Insurance

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Do you think insurances will eventually cover treatment for Lipoatrophy?

I saw on another site that Medcare/Medicaid now covers treatment with facial fillers for lipoatrophy and I wondered if you think other insurance providers will soon follow suit?I would think it would come down to money to them, in that if people do...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Hello and thanks for posting. I do think that private insurance companies will eventually pay for treatment of HIV facial lipoatrophy. They will not be eager to do so, but coverage by Medicare Read more »

Insurance motive's for new in-service questionable

Dear Lynn,I receive insurance through my employer where I have worked for 5 years. I was diagnosed... Read more »

Sharing information on ways to cover drug costs

Hello. Someone posted a question on 7/10/2003 and Ms. Breuer answered it (see below). I am... Read more »
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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

...a challenge, and when the drugs are available, most individuals only have access to one drug regimen due to the prohibitive cost of second-line therapies and common diagnostic tools. Opportunistic infections in HIV-infected patients are common in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Carolina: Groups Stress Economic Impact of HIV

...2002 data shows the state spent $73 million on HIV-related hospitalization charges for 1,915 patients with an average per-visit cost of $23,870. That compares to ADAP's per-patient cost of $10,500 a year to provide medicines to keep people... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...to pay for them, they might be all right. But remember: Some unproven treatments might be harmful to your health. Health insurance will not pay for them. Using unproven treatments could make you delay using other treatments that really work,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...product that has a long history of use inreconstructive surgery. It requires three to six sessions and a touch-up everyyear. It costs approximately $1,500 per office visit. The manufacturer has apatient assistance program (go to... Read more »
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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 »

Travelling with HIV

Posted by logopolis, 4 Replies
...question but here goes. My partner and i are going on a cruise in August, both HIV+, and when looking to get the normal travel insurance began to think the 'standard' policy will be no good. My partner was diagnosed in Feb after becoming really... Read more »

Insurance Coverage PLEASE HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...I work. They offered me insurance about a month before I was sick and I turned it down because I couldn't afford the extra cost... BIG DUMB ME. Should I try and change jobs and get covered in 3 months somewhere else? Or, is there something... Read more »

Health Insurance?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 greatly appriciated. Thank you. Read more »