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Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of Combivir (Duovir) and Cost of efavirenz(Sustiva) in Canada

Posted by raj1984, 1 Reply
Hey pals this is urgent , I need to know the cost of Combivir and Sustiva in Ontario (CANADA) . Please quote the price of Brand and not Generic . This is very urgent I am need to submit to immigration lawyer. Read more »

Cost of HIV meds!

Posted by spadude64, 2 Replies
Luckily, I have medical insurance but I asked my pharmacist how much my meds cost and he told me 13 thousand dollars a year!
I was shocked to hear that since I am only taking Sustiva and combivir.
We, who are HIV positive need to be out there... Read more »

Combivir only for PEP?

Posted by scaredofhiv, 1 Reply
Hi,

I was prescribed Combivir for a PEP regimen as a precaution following a possible exposure. From what I can gather on the web, Combivir is typically prescribed in tandem with another drug. Was the doctor unwise to prescribe the Combivir only?... Read more »

Starting medication soon combivir/kaletra...

Posted by jimmyinvegas, 3 Replies
Is this a typical start?

combivir
kaletra

Then after 2-3 months he said he would put me on something else. Been positive for about 4 years (never on meds, they are on their way in mail), My current numbers are 528/140,280. Was up at about 690,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Combivir

Where can I get this drug and how muth will it cost? ...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Combivir (AZT + 3TC) is available with a doctor's prescription at many pharmacies in resource wealthy countries (in US can cost $600/month) and on a limited basis in many other resource poor regions (often as a low cost generic in those... Read more »

Crixivan/Norvir vs. Viramune/Combivir on a budget

I was recently diagnosed HIV+. VL around 35,000 CD4+ 350. I am thinking about treatment. My doctor wants me to start on Crixivan, Norvir, Videx EC, & Zerit. Here in Thailand, this will cost over 400 a month. Another option is locally made...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Given that viral load and the fact you are drug naive, viramune and combivir should be effective in achieving an undetectable viral load.MH... Read more »

Nevirapine Combivir vs. PI combo

I am in Thailand, and getting ready to start treatments. CD4<350 VL35,000. I must pay for meds myself. My doctor wants me to start on combo of Indinavir/Ritonavir & DDI/D4T. This will cost me 450 a month (Ouch!). Thailand is about to...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your question. Sorry for the delay in response.The choice of first regimen is tricky, since there are many parameters that I use to pick the right one for any one person.Overall, I think that the ability to have a simple, easy to... Read more »

Combivir and Sustiva Side Effects

I have been managing the side effects of my medications with marijuana and have had great results. It is cost prohibitive and illegal, so I have discontinued using. Is there any other alernative to ease the horrible anxiety, insomnia, and bizarre...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
In general the side effects you are experiencing resolve within weeks of starting these medications. Nevertheless, there are some people in which the side effects persist. In this case you can try other medications to manage the symptoms, but I... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Glaxo Guts Ghana's Import of Generic Combivir and Prepares for Battle

The arguments over affordable life-saving medicines for the developing world intensified late last month when it was revealed that Glaxo-Wellcome has blocked the importation of inexpensive generic knock-offs of its premier AIDS drug, Combivir, into... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Paying for Life

The Increasing Cost of Health Care Why Is Price a Problem? Have I Got a Deal for You! Risky Business: The Case of T-20 The Best Is Not Good Enough Other Factors Affecting Price ADAP in Crisis Pressure Politics Drug Pricing Key Terms ... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Paying for Life: The Issues Behind Drug Pricing

The Increasing Cost of U.S. Health Care Sorry, Youre Not on the List Why Is Price a Problem? Risky Business: The Case of T-20 Have I Got a Deal for You! The Best Is Not Good Enough Drug Pricing Terms Other Factors Affecting Price Death and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

High Drug Costs Could Jeopardize Brazil's No-Cost Antiretroviral Program

The rising cost of new antiretroviral drugs could jeopardize Brazil's program that provides the drugs to HIV-positive people in the country at no cost, the Boston Globe reports. As tens of thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS become... Read more »