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Question about a question about Tenofovir :)

Hi Mr. Vergel! I happened to read a question a Peruvian reader asked about his hemoglobin and in which he also explained about the situation of Tenofovir supplies in Peru. I am Peruvian too, right now living and working in the US. My partner lives...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gilead to Sell HIV Drug Tenofovir at Lower Cost in Thailand

...90 percent price reduction from U.S. and European markets (Duangkamol, The Nation , 8/27). Currently, Gilead's tenofovir costs roughly $504 per person monthly in Thailand, and GPO-VIR, a locally produced generic first-line antiretroviral, that... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gilead Sciences Refuses to Sell Antiretroviral Drug Tenofovir to Canada at Reduced Cost Because of Reimportation Concerns

...countries, instead of creating a "broad range" of prices similar to other drugs. Big Business Drugs bought from Canada can cost up to 80% less than in the United States, and reimportation has developed into a $1 billion industry, according... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

ACT UP/Paris Protests Against Tenofovir Trials "Hypocritical," Contribute to High Cost of AIDS Drugs, Opinion Piece Says

...tenofovir to determine if it can reduce the risk of HIV infection are "hypocritical" because conducting the trials in a low-cost environment will help to keep down the price of antiretroviral drugs, Roger Bate, a resident fellow at the American... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: How Better ARV Prices Were Won

... South Africa's two-year contract with suppliers of antiretroviral therapy for its treatment program has halved drug costs, saving an estimated $685 million. While the government chose to stay with the same suppliers, increased competition from... Read more »
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Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
...kidney are OK - then I will (probably) continue with the above mentioned regiments. My doctor may switch the Stavudine with TDF (Tenofovir) instead. I've armed myself with loads of information about this disease in the past 5 weeks. I don't... Read more »

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Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...Foundation. Expense also could limit use of the drugs. Gilead donated them for the studies and sells them in poor countries at cost - 57 cents a pill for tenofovir and 87 cents for Truvada, the combination drug. That's more than the cost of... Read more »

Cost of Atripla

Posted by kaoticv, 1 Reply
...university, which unfortunately pays only $1500 maximum per policy year for outpatient drugs. I have come to understand that Atripla costs close to $1500 per MONTH. Both our salaries are under $25,000. Anyone have any ideas? PS We live in... Read more »