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The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

...about this option. (If you use mail order, plan ahead so you do not run out of your medications.) AIDS Drugs Assistance Program The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is funded by the federal government to help pay for HIV drugs for people who might not be able to afford them otherwise. Your local ADAP office can let you know which drugs it pays for and what the income limits are for your state. Some states have a waiting list for...
Ask the Experts

Cash Paying- No Insurance

Hi, I have no insurance and I was wondering how much it would cost per visit/labs if you were to pay cash to see an HIV specialist? I know you would pay every 3-6 months. I just want to see the best Dr. so I would just pay cash. I am in southern...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are one of 47 million American s with no insurance! Another 25 million are underinsured. Once again I point this out to all forum readers, as it is morally indefensible for the wealthiest nation on the planet not to provide basic health care... Read more »

no health insurance- no income- cant afford meds

Hi Dr. Bob,I am a student in alot of debt who has no health insurance. I cant afford hiv meds. I see combivir costs $800 alone for a months supply. How can i survive this diagnosis? With no health insurance and meds?Scared Student
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...insertive sex. If you are HIV positive, you'll need to see an HIV specialist for further evaluation. If you need and can't afford HIV medications, the HIV specialist will advise you what services are available in your area to help pay for the... Read more »

scared to start hiv meds

Hi Dr,l have recently tested positive to hiv and my viral load is 25,000 and cd4 count 355, my doctor said to get ready to start meds, l am 36 years old, l feel okay at the moment but not like before l had hiv,if l start meds will l feel better,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...improving) knowledge about the natural history of HIV infection and pathogenesis of the virus, but also the fact that many new anti-HIV drugs have been discovered, developed and FDA approved for use in recent years. The new knowledge regarding... Read more »

where can i buy anti HIV medicine

I am writing this on behalf a friend which i love so much and dont want him to die without achive his goal in life, i found out that HIV is common thing to deal with if you really understand it or ask your way out as i am trying to do, though very...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...thank you for posting.In general, I don't recommend that persons living with HIV obtain HIV meds without medical supervision. HIV medications are available in many parts of the world, often with limited cost to the person-- paying out of pocket,... Read more »
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Test Positive Aware Network

Pick a Card, Pick a Plan

...assistance program, or PAP ( see sidebar ). Many companies have also recently instituted co-pay assistance programs for their HIV drugs. Co-pay programs may cover all or part of the drug co-pay for many privately-insured individuals, up to a... Read more »
The Body

What Is HIV?

...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 ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

Why Is Choosing an HIV Care Provider Important? Training and Experience Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV? The Provider-Patient Relationship Help Your Provider Help You Availability Confidentiality Changing Providers To... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

... Table of Contents Fat in the Body Switching HIV Drugs Fat Loss in the Face Temporary Facial Fillers Permanent Facial Fillers Taking Care of Yourself Fat in the Read more »
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26 years positive - feeling lost

Posted by lovinglife101, 1 Reply
...have been positive for 26 years. I have seen and expereinced many things. Much has changed in our world from the brink of despair to the hope for tomorrow. I feel trapped and afraid. I am currently on Medicare an Medicaid. which takes care of... Read more »

Kaiser making it difficult to get HIV drugs in OC

Posted by Drm, 1 Reply
...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 enrolling, I ordered a refill of my meds to be... Read more »

Worry of the day .. need some advice

Posted by dotman32, 3 Replies
First, I want to thank everyone who has been so supportive to me since I joined the forums here not too long ago. In some ways being diagnosed as HIV+ restores my faith in humanity. Everyone has been so kind and supportive to me. I'm so... Read more »

HIV & Public Health - lets rethink.....

Posted by GamboJim, 2 Replies
All, I posted this reply to one of the messages earlier. I feel we need to examine current testing conditions to really fight HIV. Also google "Sharon Mitchell" & "Pcr" - she's the Director of AIM (clinic that caters to Adult Industry) - for... Read more »