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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 »

{Channeling Andrew:] Cost of private HIV treatment in Thailand

I am HIV positive and would like to come to Thailand next year for some time. Could anybody please tell me what the cost of private HIV treatment is in Thailand per month including the cost of ARV's, medical fees and blood tests. If I take out...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.I'll ask our readers in Thailand to help answer your question. BY... Read more »

RE:{Channeling Andrew:] Cost of private HIV treatment in Thailand

Hello Dr Ben,I gather the individual is not a Thai Citizen. I will endeavor to answer all the questions from both perspectives. Cost vary dramatically. Is a lengthy reply, as there are so many variables.FYI, I have been HIV+ for about 7 years. I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Andrew,I knew I could count on you to provide the latest information on the care situation in Thailand. I'm sure your detailed information will be of great value to our reader(s).Hope you're doing well and best of health to you,BY... 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 »
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 »