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Prescription Help For Hiv Patients

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The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

...HIV-positive women have another type of government-sponsored insurance called Medicare. Medicare does not pay for medications so you will still need programs like Medicaid or ADAP. Drug Company Programs Drug companies run Patient Assistance, Expanded Access, and Compassionate Use Programs. Each company has its own rules for deciding how the program works. Your doctor will need to complete applications in order for you to apply. ...
Ask the Experts

Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,A "Godsend?" Well, I doubt the higher powers really sent me here to talk about sex, but OK, if you say so.Your daughter's HIV risk is nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body. It's perfectly safe to wash the stained... Read more »

Weight Gain in Cancer & HIV Patients.

I've noticed that there have been several others who have asked the question of how to gain/regain weight due to their HIV status. I, however, have both HIV and Cancer which has lowered my CD4 count. Even though I am undectectable, I am still...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...Oxandrin, both anabolic steroids. These two products can only be used in non androgen dependent cancers, however.Marinol is a prescription drug that has the active ingredient of marijuana (DHT). It is approved for cancer related appetite loss. ... Read more »

Prescription available for night sweats?

Are there any prescription drugs available in the U.S. to treat frequent night sweats for HIV (aside from prescription aspirin and the like)?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...negative then symptom management with drugs like acetominophen, aspirin, or ibuprofen might be tried on an empiric basis. Some HIV+ patients have night sweats that may be helped by use of effective HIV meds. KH Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had loving family members to care for them and love them.Your fears about transmission are unwarranted. I can't... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some NYC Pharmacies Offer Incentives to HIV/AIDS Patients to Fill Antiretroviral Drug Prescriptions

...Some private pharmacies in New York City have begun offering incentives -- such as free cell phones or fax machines -- to HIV/AIDS patients who fill prescriptions for antiretroviral medications at their facilities, the New York Post reports. ... 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

...according to the Times . Doctors -- who are required to specify the viral load and white blood cell count of an HIV-positive patient to obtain coverage for some HIV/AIDS drugs -- say the requirements are cumbersome and can postpone or obstruct... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Mississippi: Prescription Limit Could Hurt HIV Patients, Doctors Say

... On Monday, the national HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) sent Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour a letter expressing concern that changes to the state Medicaid Read more »
AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AHF Will Supply $1 Million in Free AIDS Drugs to Florida Wait List Patients

...shortfall that has crippled its AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and forced the state to potentially disenroll 350 Florida patients already on ADAP as well as place nearly 2,400 low-income Floridians on waiting lists to access lifesaving... Read more »
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HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...To The Body Forum users, Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations, Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

help....Hiv and genital warts

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...Hi everbody my name is john, 25 and need some help,,, i found out i had hiv about 7 months ago and at the same time was told i had genital warts, which at the time did not know what was the hardest to Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »