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Is Sculptra Treatment Covered By Medi-cal

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Medi-Cal Disability No More?

I read, in October of last year, that Medi-Cal was no longer going to require a low income HIV+ person be disabled to receive benefits. This was in response to a campaign by the Aids Healthcare Foundation. I haven't heard any more about this. ...
Steve Berg

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Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
...According to my lobbyist buddies, everything is on hold due to the financial impact of the energy crisis in California. Funding is tight, program cuts are being considered and expansion of Medi-Cal is not a priority at this time. Read more »



Ok, Mr. Dr. Cal Cohen, It's Bo Bo III

Dr. Cohen: Hello. Just a quick question: How reliable is the CDC's window period for HIV antibody... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Medi-Cal Change Raises Concerns

... California recently notified approximately 150 HIV/AIDS patients on Medi-Cal, the state Medicaid program, that on Feb. 28 it will Read more »
AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AHF to File Cal/OSHA Complaints Over Porn Industry's Blacklist on Condoms

... As part of its ongoing campaign to require the use of condoms in porn films shot and produced in California in an effort to reduce the spread of STDs including HIV, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will host a press conference Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: AIDS Advocates Worry About Cuts to Medi-Cal

... AIDS advocates are concerned that proposed cuts in Medi-Cal, California's Medicaid program, could hurt some AIDS patients' access to care. "These Medi-Cal reductions will likely lead to Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

Program Provides Medi-Cal with Zero Share of Cost

...On Jan. 1, a new Medi-Cal program will be implemented which eliminates share of cost for the disabled and the elderly who have incomes of less than or Read more »
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Medi-Cal suspends drugs

Posted by Anonymous
...(A letter sent to me, dated April 1,2005, from Sandra Shewry (Director of Dept. of Health Services, California): Effective June 1,2005, Medi-cal is suspending several drugs from the list of drugs automatically available for your Read more »

being hetero with hiv

Posted by daylitemoon
...this point, newly diagnosed) mostly i'm finding it hard to find groups or other straight people with the disease. i live in so cal and think i might be ready to find a group or two talk about our issues...any ideas? Read more »

Fear of returning to college

Posted by looking4amiracle, 4 Replies
Hi all. I have been HIV+ since 1990. My diagnosis resulted in my dropping out of college to get a job with health insurance. I have been with the same company since. I have never been fulfilled with my work, and have experienced quite a bit of... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
pvs where are you from? Read more »