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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some HIV/AIDS Patients' Drug Access Complicated Under Medicare Drug Plan in Washington State, Advocates Say

Several HIV/AIDS advocates and government health officials at a hearing before the Washington state Governor's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS on Tuesday said that HIV-positive people are experiencing problems with the new Medicare prescription drug... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Effects of Medicare Prescription Drug Plan on Patients, Including Those Living With HIV/AIDS

The New York Times on Tuesday examined how the new Medicare prescription drug benefit affects access to drugs for beneficiaries, including those living with HIV/AIDS. Under the drug benefit, numerous companies are under contract with Medicare to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CMS to Begin Four-Week Review of Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Formularies, Including HIV/AIDS-Related Medications

Up to 145 clinical pharmacists next month at CMS will begin a monthlong work period to review formularies for private plans offering coverage under the new Medicare prescription drug benefit, including HIV/AIDS-related medications, CQ HealthBeat... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV antivirals and Medicare Drug Plan

I am HIV positive and currently receiving SSDI benefits, and have been working through Social Security's "Return to Work" program for the past few years. However, my current position ends in May 2010 and so does the insurance...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
While you are in this window, you might qualify for your prescription drug manufacturer's patient assistance program. If you go to the website for your medication, you should be directed to information on applying for patient assistance. If you... Read more »

ADAP & Medicare Drug Plan

I know that the new Medicare Drug plan will eliminate wrap around coverage through Medicaid. How will this affect people who are on ADAP/Medicare/Med-cal(Medicaid). In California ADAP cover drugs up to my share of cost & then Medi-Cal pays the...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
The new Medicare prescription drug plan won't be effective until 2006. The details have yet to be worked out. Therefore, it is difficult to answer your question at this tiome.... Read more »

medicare and drugs

I'm 56, hope to retire by mid sixties. Medicare would then kick in but what about coverage for HIV meds? I don't understand the whole "part D" thing. I know I have to have supplemental insurance for the what Medicare doesn't...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Currently, Medicare Part D would provide coverage for HIV medications. However, one would have to reveiw the plans in his zip code to determine which plan would offer the best coverage. With someone who has high cost medications, Medicare Part D... Read more »

medicare drug discount cards

I am medicare eligible due to disability related to my HIV/HBV status. My drug expenses are over $1000/month. Are there any drug companies who plan to offer discounts on their expensive medications (epivir, ziagen and viread in particular) through...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
The new Medicare discount card should be available in June of this year. Since you have Medicare, you will be receiving information from the SSA re the new card and this should provide you with answers to these questions. At this time, I do not... Read more »
Connect With Others

Help! Drugs or no Drugs? Options?

Posted by hblue23, 4 Replies
Hi.

Please excuse the long drawn out story, but I need help and I am scared.


I just had a baby, she's 5 months old now. I was on the HIV meds for the pregnancy because it was necessary to protect her and it is known that your immune system is down... Read more »

Kaiser making it difficult to get HIV drugs in OC

Posted by Drm, 1 Reply

I was just diagnosed with HIV and based on my income, qualify for ADAP the funded plan to help low income people with their medications. This program will assist with my co-pays. The doctor at Kaiser suggested I enroll in the program. After... Read more »

New Drug - TMC114

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
Don't Let TMC114 Cost More Than Kaletra, Advocates Urge

We may be only days away from an announcement that the U.S. has approved a
new HIV medication: TMC114 (darunavir), a protease inhibitor that may be
especially helpful for people with... Read more »

HIV Positive boyfriend who is a drug addict...

Posted by Carrie, 6 Replies
Hello. First off I want to say I'm glad there is a bulletin board for these subjects and appriciate everyone who posts and comments.

My name is Carrie and I am 27 years old. My boyfriend, Phillip, who is HIV positive and is almost 34 years old was... Read more »