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Why Are Hiv Medications So Expensive?

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Ask the Experts

Why is HIV medication so expensive?

Hi Dr. Bob, I am the type that worries a lot. I had an exposure a while back that is probably low risk. Had protected vaginal sex but there was a piece of the wrapper stuck inside the condom. I'm still within the window period so haven't been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Scared Silly,Is there any way to protest the high cost of medical care, including exorbitant drug prices for the uninsured? Absofrickenlutely. Demand health care reform now! Vote all Republicans and any Democrats who vote against health care... Read more »

RE: HIV cure

The introduction of a cell line without the CCR5 receptor through a bone marrow transplant does not... Read more »

drugs and hiv medication

does the casual use of cocaine , meth , etc.slow down the hiv medication treatement ; ie. atripla... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they can help you stay healthy by preventingthe Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Ups and Downs: Party Drugs and HIV Medications

...Certified Internist What We're Learning from BUMPS A Physician's Perspective The July Community Forum on party drugs and HIV medications was well attended, indicating great interest in the community about the interactions between these... Read more »
AIDSinfo

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...the immune system. Drug resistance: HIV can mutate (change form). The altered HIV can multiply even in the presence of anti-HIV medications that would normally kill the virus. One or more drugs in a treatment regimen may become ineffective as... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

...What Are the "Phases" of Clinical Trials? There are four phases of human clinical trials. These apply to all drugs, not just drugs for HIV/AIDS. If the results from any phase of testing are not good enough, the company will stop developing the... Read more »
Connect With Others

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
I have been pos for some 20 odd years and am still without meds, I feel ignored by the hospitals in sweden where I live. My levels of cd4 and virus have been steadey for a long time and since -99 -00 they went down after an operation for overweight... Read more »

cost of hiv

Posted by hopefulone, 8 Replies
curious...what is the cost of hiv in terms of medical treatment...i am not currently on medicine and am curious what the disease costs some of you guys on an annual basis....thanks Read more »

rec drugs and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
salut! I have an ex who tested hiv + about 1.5 years ago. What troubles me is that he seems to be treating his body as if he does not have a serious disease. He uses ecstacy/cocain and now has tatooed his body. It almost seems like he has taken the... Read more »

Kaiser making it difficult to get HIV drugs in OC

Posted by Drm, 1 Reply
I was just diagnosed with HIV and based on my income, qualify for ADAP the funded plan to help low income people with their medications. This program will assist with my co-pays. The doctor at Kaiser suggested I enroll in the program. After... Read more »