How Much Does HIV Treatment Cost

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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 need exact...
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 Johns Hopkins AIDS... Read more »

Gene Therapy treatment for HIV !!!!!!!!!!!!

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Gene Therapy the new way for hiv ???

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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Delaying Treatment for HIV Can Become Costly

...patients in nine HIV clinics around the country, the stage of the disease when treatment began had a dramatic impact on costs. Treatment costs during the first seven or eight years for "late entrants," those who began care when CD4 counts were... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Financing HIV/AIDS Prevention, Treatment Could Cost $400 Billion-$700 Billion Over 20 Years spent in Africa alone." The study also contends that new treatment guidelines released by the WHO last year "will raise treatment costs by 43 percent." Hecht also "warned that poor countries with low prevalence rates, such as Vietnam, where... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cost-Effectiveness of HIV Treatment in Resource-Poor Settings -- The Case of Cote d'Ivoire

... " Cost-Effectiveness of HIV Treatment in Resource-Poor Settings -- The Case of Cote d'Ivoire ": Sue Goldie of the Harvard School of Public Health and colleagues Read more »
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Is anything next?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have? Can I let go of my shame and guilt. Can I be part of the human race with diginity? I have insurance, but I read where HIV treatment costs $25,000 a year. Will I simply have a life with with HIV or will I live to have HIV and it's... 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 »

Insurance Coverage PLEASE HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I had taken out a private health insurance policy just prior to my hiv status. I was told today that they would not cover me for a year because of exsisting condition. I went to the doctor one time before the insurance kicked in with stomach... Read more »

The Cost of Living

Posted by Anonymous
...1996, life expectancies have risen, but so have medical bills. Medications now make up more than 70 percent of the expense of HIV treatment, according to the study. The $618,000 lifetime HIV medical bill is comparable to the estimated lifetime... Read more »
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