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Prescription Help For Hiv Patients

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Building a Cooperative Doctor/Patient Relationship

Introduction A positive HIV-antibody test or an AIDS diagnosis changes many aspects of a person's life, including the kind of relationship they may choose to have with their doctor. Many people develop a more assertive attitude about their health and well-being when they find out they have HIV. Because HIV disease and treatment is complicated, making decisions about when, how and whether to start anti-HIV therapy isn't always easy. One great...
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Prescriptions

Where can you obtain discounted prescription medications for HIV if you have an insurance cap on prescriptions and you don't qualify for ADAP (Federal or State) and don't qualify for patient assistence from the drug companies? Thank you...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I don't know the answer to this. I know there are some AIDS organizations that assist people with this. If you are in the Los Angeles area, contact APLA. If not, contact a local AIDS organizations to see if they can help you.Lynn L. Franzoi... 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
Hello,We don't use the term "Full Blown AIDS" anymore, because in reality there is 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... Read more »

DR's and Prescription medications

I have noticed the majority of HIV doctors have stopped helping when it comes to the needs of medications for depression and or other needs. I can understand there focus on just HIV alone, but when you happen to have something that the Medications...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I don't know what the situation is with your own doctor, but not every doctor has adequate training in the use of psychotropic drugs. He may feel that he does not have sufficient expertise to prescribe antidepressants safely.However, if he... Read more »

Prescription Assistance STAT!!

Hi Mr. Fawcett - I was diagnosed HIV+ in June 2010. My numbers have come in as follows:6/14/10 - CD4: 371; VL: 63908/17/10 - CD4: 335; VL: 371010/19/10 - CD4: 352; VL: 84701/4/10 - CD4: 328; VL: 11320I just left my doctor visit with the high...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
I commend you on your research and empathize with the struggle to pay for medication. Unfortunately patient assistance programs are being pummeled by governmental funding crises. Every state and locale has different programs, the status of which... Read more »
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Privacy of Pharmacy Prescription Files

Posted by Anonymous
If you are HIV-positive or have AIDS, and your prescription or medical information has been sold or disclosed by your pharmacy without your knowledge or permission, your privacy rights may have been violated, depending on the laws of the state where... Read more »

Prescription Insurance Emergency

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
As a worker for the NYC government, I am finding that our medical plans cover less and less for prescriptions. The plan I am in now will not cover me adequately at all -- it has a $3,000 cap -- and I really need to know if there is anyone who can... Read more »

Prescription Medicine Side Effects

Posted by bscottmatt, 2 Replies
Hey all. Great to be here. I just want to share an experience I had taking an SSRI for depression. To make a long story short, high doses of SSRI's have the potential to cause extraordinary pain throughout your body as well as fatigue. Especially... Read more »

FACIAL LIPOATROPHY STUDY FOR HIV PATIENTS

Posted by Focus_Forward, 1 Reply
We are currently conducting research related to patients who are suffering from HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy. As a current sufferer of HIV-associated facial lipoatrophy, we would like to invite you to participate in an online bulletin board to... Read more »