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How Much Does HIV Treatment Cost

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

Early HIV Treatment Is Cost-Effective Over Long Term, Study Says

"Treating people with HIV soon after they become infected is cost-effective over the long term, according to a study out Wednesday [in the New England Journal of Medicine ] that focused on South Africa and India," Agence France-Presse reports.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nobel Winner Slams Singapore Over HIV Treatment Costs

Singapore's reliance on charging for HIV testing and treatment are counter-productive to prevention efforts, the co-discoverer of the virus said Thursday during a visit to the city-state. New HIV diagnoses in Singapore rose to 456 in 2008, up from... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

UNAIDS, UNDP, WHO Release Policy Brief Advising Countries on Using TRIPS Flexibilities to Drive Down HIV Treatment Costs

Amid growing concerns over the long-term sustainability of access to affordable HIV/AIDS drugs, UNAIDS, WHO and the U.N. Development Program (UNDP) on Tuesday released a policy brief (.pdf) advising countries on how they can successfully use rules... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Cost for HIV Treatment

Dear Doctor:If you are HIV+ you probably pay around $21,000 a year for prescription drugs. Especially if it's a one a day pill like Atripla which is becoming the drug of choice for most patients. I should point out that this drug is available...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Thank you for your input. I'm not a doctor so I'm not equipped to answer your questions about what drugs are equivalents of US drugs, and I certainly am not comfortable touting or condemning the practice of buying medications out of the... Read more »

Associated Costs of Treatment for HIV/AIDS

I'm not sure if you can help me. If not, perhaps you can direct me on where to get the info. I need. I'm looking fora ballpark figure for average cost of treatment once one begins to develop full blown AIDS to final resolution? Idon't...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
For a discussion on the cost and cost-effectiveness of HIV care, see "Update on the Cost of HIV/AIDS Care and the Cost-Effectiveness of New HIV Therapy," in theMay 1997 issue of "The Hopkins HIV Report," now available on the... Read more »

Cost of a month of HIV treatment

Sir:I will be paying for my medications out of pocket, what is the typical (wide question) monthly cost?Regards,...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
That's a very wide question, and, of course, it depends on which meds you will be taking. Some of the newer, combination medications can easily exceed $1,000 per month. Outside the actual HIV medications themselves, many of the prophylactic... Read more »

Treatment Cost... - KH

doc, how much do an individual need to have treatment and medication?? how much do a person will pay for hiv test?? What if the person is not that rich(few money only)?? Hope for your kind advise. Thank you. ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
In US dollars HIV care often runs about $1200-$1500 per month. HIV tests run around $35 but often are available at no charge through many health departments and community clinics. Few people could afford the cost of meds out of their own pocket. In... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Help with costs of meds

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
How does the regular person pay for the cost of HIV meds? I make a good income (but let's be realistic), have insurance but cap out on prescriptions after the first month. Cost runs between $1,000 to $1,400 a month.

Where can I go for help, as I... Read more »

The Cost of Living

Posted by Anonymous
Wed Nov 1, 6:13 PM ET

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Future treatment for the 40,000 people infected with
HIV in the United States every year will cost $12.1 billion annually, a new study showed on Wednesday.

U.S. patients infected with HIV can expect medical... 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 »