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Viread Copay Support

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Fair Pricing Coalition

New Drug Co-Pay Programs For Patients Initiated By the Fair Pricing Coalition

The Fair Pricing Coalition (FPC), which was founded by the late Martin Delaney of Project Inform, is a national coalition of activists who work on HIV drug pricing issues and who help control drug costs, thereby insuring access for recipients of... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

My Kind of Life: I Was a Viread Guinea Pig

Clinical trials are necessary, but who wants to be a guinea pig? Who wants to take a new chemical formulation that has only been tried on rats and monkeys? I'm far from a rat, despite what some people have said. And while I'm just a few genes away... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Atripla's Co-Pay Program Now Saves More Money

The co-pay program for Atripla now eliminates the requirement that people first pay $50 out-of-pocket before financial assistance begins. The same is true for the drugs that make up Atripla (Sustiva and Truvada), as well as the medications that make... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Med. Change from Epivir/Viread to Truvada

My medication combo is currently Sustiva, Epivir & Viread (3 years undetectable, 1st medication combination). My doctor has suggested changing out the Epivir & Viread and replacing them with Truvada in order to make the combo...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Switching from tenofovir (Viread) + 3TC (Epivir) to tenofovir/FTC (Truvada) nearly always works without any new side effects. Clearly, the reduction in pill count and copayments are a positive.There are rare patients that... Read more »

Viread + Videx + Norvir + Lexiva

Recently started meds, I've been reading up on the problems with videx viread. I've just started treatment of videx ec, viread, norvir, and lexiva. Should i be concerned with this combination (what's the known risks)?Thx, Chris...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Chris,Your combo is a bit unusual. That is not to say it won't work but there are other regimens that have more data to support their use.As you allude to, the combo of Viread (tenofovir) and Videx (ddI) when part of a regimen containing... Read more »

Ziagen, Viread and Sustiva

You doctors do a GREAT job here answering all questions! I thank you all for your time, patience, and dedication.Simple question Is Ziagen, Viread and Sustiva a combo associated with lypodystrophy? Thanks....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
That combination has not been studied much (? since Viread and Ziagen are made by marker competitors who tend to use their own products in studies they support). Sustiva has been linked to liposytrophy at a modest rate while the other two drugs are... Read more »

Viread without food

I am taking viramune, abc, and viread. I take the first two 2x a day without food, and viread with food at dinner time. Now I am hearing that you no longer have to take viread with food. Is this true? If so, I could now take my viread with my...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Yup - it is true. The FDA reviewed the data supplied by the company who makes Viread and they have concluded that we can absorb this drug well enough whether taken with food or without food that the official recommendation is that the drug is... Read more »
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Need help paying for meds or co-pays?

Posted by MedBenefits101, 2 Replies
There is a national program to help HIV+ people pay for their meds, co-pays and lab work, even if they're working or undocumented.

If you are in NYC please call (718)399-0200 for more information. Ask for the Medical Benefits Program. Read more »

Co-pay and costs

Posted by admiralaew, 3 Replies
First off, I know that there are a lot of people that are in a far worse position than I currently am. I am a recently diagnosed (about 8 months ago) out gay man living in Indiana. My treatment options are fairly broad and I am actually testing with... Read more »

Thanks for your support and any more advice?

Posted by motherinlaw, 3 Replies
I want to thank everyone for their support and help. I posted this in response to my own previous posting and felt it might have gotten lost in the shuffle and so am reposting.

I have just spoken to my son again. He was finally able to convince his... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm on day 4 of my new combo Abacavir,viramune,viread, epivir and it totally sucks. I feel lousy all of the time. Is this typical when starting this combo? This is my 4th combo since diagnosis...

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