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How To Obtain Hiv Drugs

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HIV medication question

Hi there...I was just wondering if it's normal for an HIV doctor to not prescribe HIV medication? I recently tested positive and my initial counts were CD4 210 and VR 150000. I believe I may have been infected late Sept of this year. Should I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...significant obstacles to adherence such as mental health, housing or substance abuse. In my opinion, it would be important to obtain a HIV drug resistance test, evaluation of kidney, liver, cardiac and bone disease risks (many of these require... Read more »

Test Results

I am new to HIv I have only known for 6 months, i have learned a lot and have a ;ot more to learn.... Read more »

Artripla Update from 8/19 Experience

So far so good - CD4 was 221 now is 331 (I did notice that CD4 counts are higher on my afternoon... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rwandan Women Infected With HIV Through Rape During 1994 Genocide Ask U.S. for Help Obtaining Drugs

...infected with HIV through mass rapes during the country's 1994 genocide on Monday asked the United States to assist them in obtaining medications to fight the disease, Reuters/Newark Star-Ledger reports. Rwanda this week marks the 10th... Read more »
Fair Pricing Coalition

Patient Assistance and Co-Pay Programs for HIV and Viral Hepatitis Drugs

...Co-Pay Programs These programs offer assistance to people with private health insurance for the co-payments required to obtain HIV drugs at the pharmacy. Some companies offer co-pay assistance for all of their drugs, including non-HIV drugs. ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Harm Reduction and HIV

...is linked to unsafe sexual activity. This increases the spread of HIV infection. It is also related to missing doses of HIV medications (poor adherence.) This can make HIV disease get worse. Harm reduction can include: Providing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pakistan: Drug Addicts Struggle to Obtain Anti-HIV Medicine

Former drug users in Sindh are being denied AIDS treatment at government health centers, making harm-reduction more difficult, according to an expert who works with IV drug users (IDUs) at Pakistan Society. The society, a European Commission-funded... Read more »
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HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...this. Dr. Galea and I have decided to offer HIV, diabetes, and cancer medications AT COST . We understand how hard it is to obtain some of these medications - Atripla, Viramune, Truvada, and Viread all cost in the thousands. We can get most... Read more »

Free Hiv meds(generic) in Malaysia and Thailand?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...types of drug are available over there? I've done some googling and apparently both Malaysia as well Thailand are dispensing Hiv medications for free over there (generic). Read more »

chart with approximate accuracy of HIV antibody ??

Posted by sinso, 2 Replies
...Control and Prevention, the vast majority of those who contract HIV will show up positive between 46 weeks after infection. To obtain a reliable test result, it is recommended that you wait at least six weeks after your last exposure. A tiny... Read more »

Entry into the US if HIV+

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Is there any way to enter the U.S. if a person is HIV positive? YES. An HIV positive foreign national may enter the U.S. by obtaining special permission, or a waiver of the HIV ban. The requirements for an HIV waiver differ based on whether the... Read more »