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Atripla in the pocket in a hot country

Your valuable time spent to help people is a sign of generosity that is touching all HIV+ people. Is it fine & safe to always carry in my pocket, in a small containers box, few doses of Atripla for about 12 days that I use daily and I always add...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thank you for question. The package insert for Atripla states: "Store at 25 C (77 F); excursions permitted to 1530 C (5986 F)" So you should be OK.Good luckJoe... Read more »

Switching Jobs and Insurance & Increase in Out of Pocket Costs

I was diagnosed with HIV 4 years ago, and started taking Atripla since early 2009. When I started taking my meds, I was working at the same employer. I was paying an out of pocket cost of $65 for a three month supply of Atripla through a Blue...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I assume you don't qualify for ADAP in your state as that would be the easiest solution. Otherwise, your best option is to talk to your doctor, explain your situation, and see if he or she can recommend another medication, hopefully one that... Read more »

fat pocket on thigh

My partner has developed a painless fat lump/pocket about half the size of my palm on his upper thigh. Is this also lipodystrophy?He is Asian, has been HIV+ for about 3 1/2 years, and has been on 3TC, AZT and Viracept for about 3 years. Viral load...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Isolated fatty deposits have not been a frequent manifestation of the lipodystrophy syndrome. I have seen and heard of a few cases where scattered fatty deposits developed. Lipomas are non-cancerous fatty deposits that occur in the general... Read more »

HSA / high deductible / high out of pocket insurance.

I do not qualify for any insurance assistance programs due to my salary. My insurance at work changed to a HSA policy with a $1500 deductible and $4000 out of pocket. I also just priced my meds under the new plan. The first time I fill the drugs it...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I wish I had a direction to point you towards. It sounds like you don't qualify for ADAP due to income, and you are already taking advantage of the manufacturer discounts available to you. Your issue is having to pay up front and get... Read more »
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Armpit nodes vs Fat pockets LOL

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello all, hopefully everyone is doing great and enjoying the day. I have a question with regards to armpit nodes....and I know that symptoms do not equal HIV desease...but I do have a question...

When checking armpit nodes...do you have to feel... Read more »

Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelin

Posted by Anonymous
Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelines Panel

The Panel on Clinical Practices for Treatment of HIV Infection is seeking nominations for a community representative to serve a 3-year term on their Adult Guidelines Panel. The ideal... Read more »

July 17,2001 Draft HIV CTR Guidelines

Posted by Anonymous
Guys
Here below is what the DRAFT on the 17 July is about. Hope you find it's interesting.
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5.4 Follow-up Testing in Clients with Negative HIV Test Results
Decisions about the timing and... Read more »

Are The Guide-lines Different?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
When someone has had an exposure with someone who is know to be HIV postive is the window period different? Because, I notice lots of people who have talked about testing longer like health care worker etc. when they no they have been exposed? I... Read more »