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What Is HIV?

...effective. What Should a Person Do After They Test Positive? If you've already tested positive for HIV, then there are tests a doctor can do to see whether your HIV is progressing, and whether it's wise to start taking HIV medications . For most people, if HIV treatment is not started when their doctor recommends it (i.e., when their CD4 count is low or their viral load is high), eventually their immune system will weaken to the...
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Cost of Meds

One question I have not seen addressed is the cost of Meds. Typically, are they covered by insurance? Im HIV+ now for 1 year. May need to go on soon, forgot to ask Doc about that. Atripla will be the Med of choice. What about shopping the price...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.In the US, the vast majority of patients do not have to pay the full cost of medications. On one extreme, all major insurance policies cover HIV medications- some have fixed copayments, others have subscribers pay Read more »

How to pay for Medication?

Hi, I have a similar question that was asked before in 2004. I am a HIV positive person and i do not qualify for ADAP, because I am married to a person that exceeds ADAP's financial limits and owns more that 1 property.I am currently taking...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...the provisions in your husband's plan. Does it have a pre-existing condition clause? If so, you might not have coverage for AIDS-related illnesses for 12 months. Check your husband's plan to determine how it works. If not, all AIDS-related... Read more »

funding for antiretroviral drugs

My 21 year old daughter is pregnant and has learned that she is HIV positive. She is on Right from the Start Medicaid which covers antiretroviral meds while she is pregnant, but it will discontinue after the baby is born. Her insurance will not...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...sure that the services are working. There is too much there for a parent to learn and keep track of.Please contact your nearest AIDS service organization and ask for an interview with the head of case management so that she is placed with the... Read more »

MEDICAL COSTS

I TAKE HIV MEDS AND I HAVE REACHED THE LIMIT IN WHICH MY INSURANCE WILL COVER($10000) PER YEAR. I NEED THE MEDS TO SUSTAIN MY LIFE. I MAKE MORE MONEY THAT THE ADAP WILL ALLOW IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THAT SERVICE. DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS IN...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Thanks for your post.Paying for medications in our country can be difficult for persons in your income "gap". Ever increasing prices of HIV medications Read more »
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Fair Pricing Coalition

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

...year. GENENTECH/ROCHE HIV Drugs covered: None Contact Information: None Program Details: No program, might cover co-pays through their patient assistance program. GILEAD SCIENCES Drugs covered: Atripla, Emtriva, Truvada, Viread ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Libya Urges Bulgaria to Pay Blood Money to Lift Death Sentences on Medics in AIDS Case

...medics -- five Bulgarians and a Palestinian -- who were sentenced to death for allegedly infecting 400 Libyan children with HIV. The medics, who were arrested in 1999 and sentenced to death in 2004, maintain their innocence and say they have been... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arkansas: State Plans Waiting List for HIV Drugs

...Through a federal grant, Arkansas is able to assist only 460 patients who need help paying for HIV medications. Because demand is soon expected to surpass that number, the state plans to reinstitute a waiting list. "AIDS Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PEPFAR Paying More Than Twice as Much for Many AIDS Drugs as Other Aid Organizations, Draft GAO Report Says

...combination is available to other international HIV/AIDS groups in one pill for $215 per person annually. The U.S. government pays nearly $450 per patient annually for Boehringer Ingelheim 's nevirapine, but generic versions of the drug are... Read more »
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NEED HELP MOVING DISABLED

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...of moving a person in that area of San Francisco). I have lower back problems (sciatica), asthma, a bi-polar condition, and HIV/AIDS. I am also fifty-seven and my legs don't work like they use to, hence I am on SSI a very limited income. I... Read more »

Hiv and AIDs reporting

Posted by rain05, 5 Replies
What exactly does the CDC do with your name and information? Who is able to access it? Read more »

Cheaper Medication

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...coverage or government assistance, the benefit of purchasing their medication at much, much cheaper prices than they are currently paying here in the United States. Drugs are much cheaper in Canada, and the reason for this is the price of drugs... Read more »

How do I pay for medical and keep our home safe

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
We found out just over 2 yrs ago that my husband is pos. His medical coverage covered him till about a year ago. Then he just got too sick to work in his field. Money got short very fast. so we sold our home and used the money to moved this year... Read more »