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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 »

pay for medication ?

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

HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
To The Body Forum users,

Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations, and... Read more »

Cost of HIV meds!

Posted by spadude64, 2 Replies
Luckily, I have medical insurance but I asked my pharmacist how much my meds cost and he told me 13 thousand dollars a year!
I was shocked to hear that since I am only taking Sustiva and combivir.
We, who are HIV positive need to be out there... Read more »
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How to pay for Medication?

Hi, I have a similar question that was asked before in 2004. I am a HIV positive person and i do not qualify for ADAP, because I am married to a person that exceeds ADAP's financial limits and owns more that 1 property.I am currently taking...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
It depends on the provisions in your husband's plan. Does it have a pre-existing condition clause? If so, you might not have coverage for AIDS-related illnesses for 12 months. Check your husband's plan to determine how it works. If... Read more »

Cost of a month of HIV treatment

Sir:I will be paying for my medications out of pocket, what is the typical (wide question) monthly cost?Regards,...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
That's a very wide question, and, of course, it depends on which meds you will be taking. Some of the newer, combination medications can easily exceed $1,000 per month. Outside the actual HIV medications themselves, many of the prophylactic... Read more »

Huge Increase in Co-Pay

I have been HIV positive since summer, 1993 and was on various drug treatments over the next few years with good results. In 2004 I went off meds completely with little change to my viral load and CD4 counts until last year.I began taking Atripla in...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I am sorry that I cannot offer you much guidance. This type of plan design is legal. Many plans do this in an effort to control cost. If you have another plan option such as an HMO, you should check at open enrollment which plan would offer the... Read more »

Will Aetna student health insurance co pay my treatment

I just tested HIV+ and I am a college student on Aetna student health insurance, I haven't gotten any prescriptions yet but I am worried because the Aetna website says the max prescription covered per year is $2000. Will my treatment be...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Student health insurance is almost never transferable, and usually expires when you are no longer an "eligible" student with no conversion or extension privilege. You can ask at the college office that handles the coverage, but I doubt if... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cost, State Laws, Reluctance of Some Family Physicians Expected to Delay Implementation of CDC Recommendations for Routine HIV Testing

Complex state HIV testing laws, reluctance of some family physicians to administer tests to their patients and testing costs are expected to delay for at least one year the implementation of CDC 's recommendations for routine HIV testing in many... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

ADAP Coverage Varies Widely by State; Several States Implement Cost-Containment Measures, Report Says

People living with HIV/AIDS receive widely varied coverage from AIDS Drug Assistance Programs depending upon where they live, according to the eighth annual National ADAP Monitoring Project Report , the AP/San Luis Obispo Tribune reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

627 People on ADAP Waiting Lists in 11 States; 10 Other States Taking Steps to Limit Coverage, Control Costs, Report Says

Eleven states have implemented waiting lists for their AIDS Drug Assistance Programs, as funding for the programs "falls short," and a total of 627 HIV-positive people were on those lists as of last month, according to a report released on Wednesday... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Government Should Pay for All Low-Income Residents' HIV/AIDS Care Under New Program, IOM Report Says

The U.S. government should subsidize HIV/AIDS care for all low-income residents, according to a report released on Thursday by a National Academies ' Institute of Medicine committee panel, the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Russell, San... Read more »