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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...
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 »

Medical Expenses of Deceased Lover

My lover recently died of complications related to AIDS, he had no insurance and I have no means to... Read more »

HIV - FSA Eligible Expenses

I was diagnosed over a year ago and am fortunate to have a great support network - family, friends,... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Faith-Based Investors to Pressure Drug Companies to Provide Less-Expensive Medications, Including Antiretrovirals

An association of 275 faith-based institutional investors -- who control an estimated $110 billion in assets -- plan to introduce shareholder resolutions at annual meetings of pharmaceutical companies to pressure the companies to provide lower-cost... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Simpler, Less Expensive Methods of Controlling HIV Progression Possible, Studies Suggest

There might be a simpler and less expensive method of controlling the progression of HIV, according to several preliminary studies presented Thursday at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, the Los Angeles Times reports (Chong, ... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Israel: Tuberculosis/HIV Treatment Given to Patients at State Expense

This article was reported by Jerusalem Post . The Jerusalem Post reported that Israel's Health Ministry announced that any individual living in the country, regardless of citizenship, that has HIV, AIDS, or TB would receive free treatment to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating HIV Less Expensive Than Ignoring Disease for South African Companies, Insurance Company Physician Says

South African companies would be better off economically if they provided treatment to their HIV-positive employees than if they ignored the disease, which affects at least 11% of the country's population, Dr. Grietjie Strydom, who established the... Read more »
Connect With Others

Just started ARV - Insurance, Drug costs, expenses

Posted by ajhope, 1 Reply
I live in Thailand and found out I am HIV+ a little over a month ago. My CD4 count was 251 and VL 29,000 - I started ARV 2 weeks ago with the following regiments:
Nevirapine 200 mg - once a day
Lamivudine 150 mg - twice a day
Stavudine 30 mg - twice... Read more »

pay for medication ?

Posted by eriklehnscherr, 4 Replies
how do you pay your hiv medication ? is it expensive ? Read more »

HIV Medications

Posted by BoyDave, 3 Replies
Does anyone have to pay (cash) for their HIV medications? If so I need some advice. I'm taking Truvada, Reyataz & Norvir. Read more »

Medication affecting HIV test

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Where can I find out information about medication affecting results of HIV test? I was on antifungal when I took my test & worried about false negative.

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