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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Patients Fight Mail-Order Drug Program

An anonymous Californian has filed a class action suit against United Healthcare Insurance, mail order pharmacy OptumRx, Pacificare Life and Health Insurance, and UnitedHealth Group for forcing HIV-infected patients to obtain HIV medications through... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Anthem HIV Patients Must Move Meds to Mail Order by March 1

Anthem Blue Cross is specifying that patients they insure who need HIV medications must switch their prescriptions to a specially designated mail-order pharmacy by March 1. According to company spokesman Darrell Ng, Anthem originally sent letters to... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Testosterone Cream Available at CPS

On March 2 the Community Prescription Service, a mail-order pharmacy associated with POZ magazine and specializing in HIV, announced that it is selling a compounded testosterone cream. This product is not generally available in pharmacies.... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV medications and Mail order pharmacies

New York State recently passed the "NYS anti mandatory mail order law" which prevents health insurance companies from forcing patients to use mail order pharmacies for maintenance medications. I've recently heard rumors that they are...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I'm not aware of any states other than NY that have prohibited forcing patients to purchase their medications through mail order pharmacies, and I didn't find any evidence there is a concerted effort to amend that law. However, I'm... Read more »

Mail order home test versus Elisa

Hi Doctor,I was on the computer not long ago and saw these hiv self tests advertised which takes about 5 minutes to get a result. Everything is done at home by the person taking the test.Anyway out of curiosity I ordered one and it tested positive....
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
You need to be very careful about utilizing any tests sold through the mail or net. They are probably not FDA approved, and as such are unregulated and probably inaccurate. These tests are to be distinguished from other "home" tests like... Read more »

Mail order prescriptions

Hi Doc,So here is my story. I am currently on complera. I have insurance that is telling me that I can no longer get long-term medications from a retail pharmacy because it will not be covered. I spoke with a social worker and we called the...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
You definitely should get back in touch with the insurance company, hopefully you have the name of whom you originally spoke with. Some carriers are trying to force people on medications indefinitely, to get them through mail order as it is much... Read more »

Why am I still being forced to use mail order pharmacies?

I am still being forced to used mail order pharmacy due to specialty pharmacy designation from United Healthcare. I thought NY law made is clear I was not to be forced to do so....
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Signed into law in December, 2011, insurance plans (with the exception of union negotiated plans) cannot force member to use a mail order pharmacy and must be allowed to use retail pharmacies if they wish. The insurance industry along with... Read more »
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mail order meds

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Can anyone help me with info about purchasing antiviral meds at a discount, I have no innsurance and have to pay for them myself and it is really putting a dent in my budget, I am currently taking Combivir and Crixivan. I have heard rumurs that you... Read more »

Pagina Web grupo de apoyo Pacientes HIV via e-mail

Posted by jean, 3 Replies
Hola a todos!!
Recientemente inaguramos nuestra pagina web del Grupo de Apoyo Pacientes HIV via e mail.El mismo fue creado con mucho amor y cario para todos ustedes. Espero y nos visiten. El enlace... Read more »

HIV+ looking in ohio e-mail

Posted by Anonymous
sorry i forgot my e-mail for the one that asked for it. It is toledodad442@yahoo.com
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Mailing list for HIV(-) people who are infected

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does anyone know the URL for the mailing list/message board for people who have been infected wih HIV for more than 1 year, yet still test negative via ELISA. For those of us who still have residual symptoms, we know how bogus these HIV/ AIDS tests... Read more »