Michelle J. Sherman, R.Ph., A.A.H.I.V.P.

Michelle J. Sherman is a nationally recognized HIV specialist pharmacist practicing in Orange County, Calif., for over 20 years. Originally from South Africa, Michelle moved to California in 1987 and has been extensively involved in the HIV/AIDS community as a professional, volunteer, educator and speaker for over 20 years.

With the vision to create a holistic global community for people impacted by HIV/AIDS, Michelle founded MichRx Pharmacist Consulting Services, Inc., in 2005. The mission of MichRx is to promote wellbeing through comprehensive pharmaceutical care, diet, exercise and emotional wellbeing for people living with HIV/AIDS. The company is committed to providing cutting edge, quality educational programs and consultation services to for people living with HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS caregivers and service providers.

Michelle has also participated in four California AIDS Rides, two as a rider and two as a member of the medical crew, and has been a roadie on the AIDS Life/Cycle.

Categories Covered:Financial Issues, Legal Issues, HIV Treatment and Medical Care, Tools and Tips for HIV Advocacy

Latest by Michelle J. Sherman, R.Ph., A.A.H.I.V.P.

Anthem Blue Cross Settles Mandatory Mail Order Lawsuit on HIV Medications: A Blog Entry by Michelle J. Sherman, R.Ph., A.A.H.I.V.P.

On May 23, a settlement was reached in San Diego Superior Court in the lawsuit brought against Anthem Blue Cross when Anthem instituted mandatory mail order on HIV specialty drugs.

Download the settlement here.

The mandatory mail order would have s...

By Michelle J. Sherman, R.Ph., A.A.H.I.V.P.

Don't Take NO for an Answer: How to Overcome Your Insurance Company Choosing Your Pharmacy for You -- A Blog Entry by Michelle J. Sherman, R.Ph., A.A.H.I.V.P.

"Remember that you are in charge of your own destiny. Your physicians, nurses, case managers, pharmacists and other health care providers are your team. Be a strong captain tell your team what you expect from them and guide them to the win."

By Michelle J. Sherman, R.Ph., A.A.H.I.V.P.

10 Steps to Choosing the Pharmacy That's Right for You

Your pharmacist and pharmacy play a critical role in keeping you adherent with your HIV meds, guarding against drug-drug interactions and advocating on your behalf. Take a look at these steps to finding a pharmacy that's just the right fit.

By Michelle J. Sherman, R.Ph., A.A.H.I.V.P.

Know Your Pharmacist, Know Your Pharmacy

Where you choose to pick up your HIV meds can have a huge impact on whether your treatment will ultimately be successful. How do you find a pharmacy where HIV is a specialty? Michelle J. Sherman, R.Ph., shares her expertise.

By Michelle J. Sherman, R.Ph., A.A.H.I.V.P.

Stop Anthem Blue Cross From Compromising Care of HIV-Positive Clients

In California, Anthem Blue Cross is forcing HIV-positive clients to use their mail order pharmacy, Curascript, which is owned by the giant prescription benefit manager (PBM) Express Scripts, which will severely compromise the care of clients. I have ...

By Michelle J. Sherman, R.Ph., A.A.H.I.V.P. for MichRx