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What Effect Does Poverty And Income Play In Who Gets Treated For Hiv, And Why?

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Getting HIV Drugs

Table of Contents Health Insurance in the United States Changes Due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) AIDS Drugs Assistance Program Medicare Health Insurance Marketplaces Drug Company Programs Clinical Trials Buyers' Club Seeking Help Health Insurance in the United States Health insurance usually covers most of the cost of prescription drugs,including HIV drugs. The best way to get health insurance is to work for...
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Not disabled, no ins., off meds for 4 yrs., low income, need help

I was diagnosed HIV+ 5 years ago. At the time I had COBRA insurance and was being treated by Dr. Louis Sloan, MD. at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, TX. My insurance expired after the first year of treatment and I've not had any kind of treatment...
Anne Donnelly

Response from Anne Donnelly

Public Policy Director, Project Inform
Your problem is a very difficult one. I have to assume that your local AIDS resource center has given you all the health care options they know about in the area. I don't know if you have looked at all your options for private health insurance... Read more »

I'm sick of being too tired to play with my kids HELP!

Hi! I was just recently diagnosed in july 2002. i was pregnant at the time they put me on crixivan and combivir which made me puke every day. the blood vessels in my face popped and i looked like i had chicken pox, well i was very tired all the time...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You're exhausted almost to the point of not getting out of bed, you tell your doctor, he writes it down and then sends you on your merry way home with all questions still unanswered? What's wrong with this picture?First off, are you... Read more »

Naked Playing Lead to HIV?

Hey Dr. Bob! Just made a donation to the site! Was curious: This weekend I was laying in bed with another guy I just met. He started to masturbate me, and was doing lots of it... I got an open sore because of all the irritation. My question: Am I at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey Tom,Fatigue in the setting of HIV disease is common and its cause is often multifactorial. Take a read through the archives on this forum, as I've addressed the common and not-so-common causes of HIV-related fatigue many, many times. Could... Read more »

Breast milk and lactation play

I am HIV+ and was diagnosed 2 years ago. Since then I was put on HAART and have been undetectable ever since.I have two children and have been lactating ever since they were born, when I was with my positive boyfriend breast milk play was part of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Suzi,You haven't found any specific information on the risk of HIV-transmission from breast milk coming into contact with to genital lesions because none exists? Exactly how would one design an ethical clinical trial to study this?... Read more »
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Free Medicines for Low Income Patients

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
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Libby Holman (202)778-1028

The Best Deal on the Internet Low-Income Patients: Safe and Free Prescription Medicines

Web Site Can Serve as... Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
Hello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »

and the band played on

Posted by hopefulone, 5 Replies
i started reading and the band played on...i am 30 and i had viewed the movie many years ago....i cannot put the book down it is amazing.

we are all so fortunate that we were not infected in those early days. it is so sad to think about what... Read more »

My husband is getting better--I am so glad

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
My husband is up and out of bed this past week. He has AIDS-now I am hoping to get him back in HIV status. His viral load is over 100,000 and his cd4 count was under 20. Symptoms of aids wasting, almost 30 pounds in a month, and he was so sick and... Read more »