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How Much Does Ziagen Cost

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... Photo: PA IMAGERY With the ongoing economic crisis, plus the large number of people who are unemployed, and the mounting costs associated with health care, patient assistance and drug co-pay programs may be a way to offer much-needed assistance to those who are uninsured and underinsured, or are being adversely affected by the rising costs of drug co-pays,
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Cheaper HIV meds

Have been on Sustiva,Viread and Ziagen for years with good results.However, those are brands and Medicare part D is becoming too expensive for me. What (new) alternatives are available to reduce the cost? Thank you.
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...The cost of HIV care in US (mostly meds) remains too high with few options. Use of generic AZT/3TC and nevirapine can be somewhat cheaper Read more »

Isentress resistance?

I'm on Atripla and Isentress, undetectable viral load since started Atripla in 3/07 with 600 mg. Ziagen. Now dr. has discontinued Ziagen and replaced w/ Isentress for last 2 mos. My friends (all very knoledgeable and long-term HIVers) all say I'm...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...raltegravir to your Atripla. Indeed, while the drug is usually extrememly well tolerated, there is the down side of additional costs, pills, dose (twice-daily dosing, compared with once-daily with Atripla alone) and lastly, should things hit the... Read more »

facial wasting options - fat transplant or Sculptra

after taking videx, sustiva and ziagen for more that ten yrs I was finally switched to atripla this past June. Facial wasting is very noticable and I almost had a face lift for improvements but changed my mind. Now I've been asking what would be...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...I don't think that fat transplant for HIV lipoatrophy is generally a good thing because of the variability of results, high cost, and eventual loss of the fat. The two approved treatments for HIV lipoatrophy in the U.S. are Sculptra and Radiesse.... Read more »

Loss of muscle in inner thighs and buttox

I started on sustiva and trizivir in 2002, was on them until Jan 2006 when i complained to my doc about the losing weight in my inner groin, back, buttox, and facial fatty tissue. I have been switched to Ziagen and Atripla, and the weight loss...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...drug regimen? A number of studies have shown that 4 drug regimens achieve the same virologic control as a 3 drugs, but at the cost of more side effects. So unless there is any history of drug resistance you should ask your clinician why you... Read more »
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AIDSinfo

An Overview of Ziagen (Abacavir)

... a-BAK-a-veer Brand Name: Ziagen Other Name(s): FABC, ABC sulfate, Abacavir sulfate, Sulfato de abacavir Drug Class: Nucleoside Reverse Transcriptase Inhibitors Read more »
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Ziagen

... Common Name: abacavir sulfate Brand Name: Ziagen Class: nucleoside analogs (also called nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors, NRTIs or nukes) Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Abacavir (Ziagen)

...the Side Effects? Hypersensitivity Reaction How Does Abacavir React With Other Drugs? What Is Abacavir? Abacavir (Ziagen) is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by ViiV Healthcare. The FDA approved... 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 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 »

What should I think?

Posted by motherinlaw, 9 Replies
I will try not to make this too long...my son called yesterday and told me his wife was not doing well. My HIV negative son and three HIV negative grandchildren may soon lose their HIV positive wife and mother. My son and daughter-in-law seem not to... Read more »

Cost of Meds

Posted by Doyle, 6 Replies
...Just curious as to how much Hiv meds cost. I get mine free but was curious as to where i could find a list of the meds and the price of them. Read more »

COST AND COVERAGE

Posted by MACKD413, 4 Replies
...USED A HOME HIV TEST AND TESTED POSITIVE. SECOND TEST FROM MY DOCTOR COME BACK TOMORROW. IF POSITIVE,HOW MUCH WILL THE MEDS COST AND WILL MY INSURANCE COVER SOME OF THE COST. Read more »