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How To Get Assistance For People Living With Hiv In Baton Rouge Louisiana

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Louisiana: Baton Rouge Leads U.S. in AIDS Cases

The latest figures show the Baton Rouge metropolitan area as first and the New Orleans metropolitan area as fifth in the rate of AIDS cases in the United States. The Louisiana Commission on HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C, which was formed to advise the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Louisiana: Baton Rouge's AIDS Rate 2nd in U.S.

Baton Rouge again ranks second in the nation in its AIDS case rate, though its 2009 rate of 30.6 per 100,000 residents was lower than the 2008 rate of 40. The recently released 2009 CDC figures show Miami tops the ranking for the second straight... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Louisiana: Baton Rouge Area Second in U.S. for AIDS

Baton Rouge's place near the top of the CDC's most recent HIV/AIDS rankings has public health officials concerned, but not surprised. In 2008, Baton Rouge's rate of AIDS diagnoses, 40 per 100,000 residents, was second among all US metropolitan... Read more »
Ask the Experts

No insurance, not eligible for State Drug Assistance Program

I have been HIV positive for 7 years, and I was stupid enough not to get helath insurance when I still could have gotten one (I live in Louisiana). I have been recieving medication trhoriugh the Louisiana State Drug Assistance Program (LDAP), but I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Mark-Sorry to hear of your situation. I suppose that yours is a reminder to have medical insurance in the US, whenever possible.HIV medications are very expensive (our readers certainly don't need to be reminded of this fact) and for the... Read more »

Cost of labwork, insurance premium and copay assistance

Hello,I'm in the precarious position of being just over the income line for no longer qualifying for Ryan White/ADAP assistance (200% of the federal poverty level.) So, as he deadline for Obamacare looms ahead on March 31, I need to find a plan...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
That is a rock and a hard place, or, more accurately, Texas and HIV. Although Texas does have an AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), its income limits are lower than most states. Also, they haven't adopted a premium assistance program as many... Read more »

Insurance assistance for non-residents

Can a non-resident living in the US for a few years, for work reasons, obtain some kind of assistance for treatment, in the short-term and/or the long-term? I have insurance in another country (which pays office visit fees), but cannot reveal my HIV...
Anne Donnelly

Response from Anne Donnelly

Public Policy Director, Project Inform
There may be some options available for you but they depend on a number of variables,including where you live and how much money you make. You need an individual consultation with an HIV/AIDS benefits counselor or someone with knowledge in benefits... Read more »


Dear DR's,I have been HIV+ since 1989! And yes, you should congratulate me! <smile>In addition to all your wonderful advice and assistance I would like to share with your readers some of the thoughts that have inspired and kept me alive...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I could not have said it any better.... Read more »
Connect With Others

cities with financial and housing assistance for hiv+

Posted by positive2741, 6 Replies
Me and my bf are both positive and were looking to move to somewhere with better assistance and programs for people with hiv. We currently stay in ms and Memphis,TN area and have had very bad luck over the past 4 years finding and keeping jobs in... Read more »

suicide..! m so confused, pls assist

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i had sex n i used a condom but forgot to remove it after the act. slept heavilly since i was very tired. when i woke the condom had dropped n rolled on the bed. i must hav rolled on it cuz i got ghonorrea which was treated. but m so traumatised now... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi everyone- My name is Sidney-I am 29 and I have been

positive now for going on five years- and I have dealt with

my diagnosis up to this point in time by not dealing with it at

all, disassociation, and self-delusional, self-destructive

behavioral... Read more »

Living with HIV/AIDS today

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
I am a student filmmaker working on a Community Based Media Project intended to be about, by and for people affected by and/or infected with HIV/AIDS.
In looking to include the community in the process I would like to ask (with gratitude) for... Read more »