Hiv treatment cost

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Avatar f tn Can anyone give me a ballpark of the cost for the suppressant drugs after a transplant. Just want to get an idea, know no one can give me exacts but any info would help. Thanks.
1797925 tn?1341099804 I am Genotype 3a... do I need to get an IL28B test? Any idea about cost for that? Thanks in advance everyone for your input. Have a wonderful weekend!
Avatar m tn I saw this yesterday, printed it out and have read it several times. And I'll probably have to read it several more before I can completely wrap my head around it. The good news, as I see it, is the clarity it brings to the subject of actual cost of new medications to payers. "The $1000 dollar pill" or the "$1125 pill" has gotten so much play in the media. (Doctors aren't immune to this nor are many who work in the insurance industry.
Avatar m tn There is no cure known to medical science as of today for HIV. The available treatment, called Highly Active Anti Retroviral Therapy (HAART) is a cocktail of various medicines only prescribed by experts for the patients living with HIV, after examining the progression, helps keep their viral load at minimal and CD4 counts at a reasonable level so that he can survive longer, though his post infection health condition is not as good as a normal person has.
Avatar m tn 700-800 euro means the cost after insurence per year or ?
6708370 tn?1471493810 This is why insurance companies hate these coupon programs. How many of us would hold off treatment if we had to pay 20 percent of the cost? Can you imagine the screaming? My health care insurance uses Express Scripts and I am awaiting approval. Lets see how long it takes them. I will be using my Sovaldi coupon.
Avatar n tn Back when I started last year, I remember that the drug company had an assistance program for patient's who couldn't afford the cost of the meds for combo therapy. I need to find that program if it still exists. Does anyone have the number to that program? I believe it was through scherring plough, its for the Peg-intron combo therapy, not Pegasys. Please let me asap as this is a desperate situation. Thank you.
149675 tn?1416676733 It's not just the cost of peg and riba they would be saving with a much abbreviated treatment time, but possibly the cost of helper drugs as well such as Procrit and Neupogen.
537639 tn?1232057169 have no insurance. does anyone have any ideas as to how i can go about getting treatment? does any place offer treatment when u can afford to pay for it? i jsut want to get the **** over with so i can go on with my life. i'v stressed over this for a week now & im tired of stressing. thanks for any help that anyone can give.
Avatar n tn Hi Nadia: I took the liberty of copying some background information on Hulda Clark from so you can put her claims in a more proper, unbiased context. It's a bit lengthy, but very instructive: =========================================================== Hulda Regehr Clark, 72, claims to cure cancer, AIDS, and many other serious diseases.
Avatar n tn I just received notification from Blue Cross/Blue Shield that they weren't paying my April meds because they needed "additional support from my physician to justify extended treatment". Well, as usual, the insurance company messed up. I am not on extended treatment(yet) as I am only 21/48 as of today. I called BC/BS and they agreed they screwed up and would submit the bill for payment. They indicated I was approved for meds through December 2004. BUT - that got me thinking.
Avatar m tn 46 36 Questions: What does the change trend mean? Should medication treatment start? What medication to start with? What dosage? How long should I prepare to stay on that medication? What side effects to expect? What is the monthly cost? Thank you for your feedback.
Avatar n tn I can tell you that having had even limited unprotected anal intercourse with a person on unknown HIV status, you did place yourself at risk for acquiring HIV. Unprotected anal intercourse is the riskiest of sexual activities. However, as the "top", you were at lesser risk than your partner. That the insertion was brief also bodes well for you. Now that you are on PEP, that does extend the testing time to a final, conclusive result.
Avatar n tn Then explain your situation and maybe they can quarterback the tx with the fellow (I'm assuming a doc) who treats you for HIV. Nothing rocket science about HCV treatment, and I would think any doctor could administer the protocol IF given the correct "recipe" by a hepatologist and if the hepatologist is kept in the loop during tx.. Often a consulting doctor will not charge on phone follow-ups with another doctor.
Avatar n tn Serine Protease Inhibitors Many companies have pursued drugs designed to inhibit the HCV serine protease enzyme, based on the success of protease inhibitors in HIV treatment. As with HIV, the hepatitis C virus encodes a protease enzyme essential for viral replication. However the HCV protease has proven a more difficult target due to the shape of the molecule. While many compounds have demonstrated antiviral efficacy in vitro, few have moved into human studies.
Avatar m tn On suggestation of doctor we went for viral load and to our shock her viral load result was 16,500 (end of treatment was 11,000 and start of treatment was 7,50,000) . Hence the 6 months long treatment failed and she has her HCV back in her body .
Avatar m tn ) samples, it can be concluded that HCV antibodies do not influence virus inactivation by photodynamic treatment. The effect of treatment on RT-PCR signals of HIV-1, which is known to be inactivated rapidly by MB/light treatment, was examined. Plasma was infected with HIV-1 and subjected to RT-PCR, which detected a part of the gag gene. The extent and kinetics of PCR signal reduction induced by MB/light treatment were similar to those observed for HCV.
1477811 tn?1321390053 I had 'the cough'. I went to the hospital because I was sure it was a chest infection but I was completely cleared and had no infection and no problems on the chest x-ray. Keep up a high fluid intake. Strangely the best thing that enabled the phlegm to come up for me was laughing (not easy to do on demand). I'm sure the anemia would make the cough so much more symptomatic and scarey.
Avatar f tn for the possible anemia or neutropenia which can be side effects from this older treatment which can cost additional thousands of dollars. It doesn't even make business sense as your father will need to treat again with another expensive treatment at some point? Never mind the pain and suffering physically and mentally many people have experienced over the 11 months of treatment. Which would include not being able to work during some parts of treatment.
Avatar n tn There are so many NEW names here. Hello to all. I am FINALLY ready to proceed with treatment. I've had Hep C since 1983, found out about it in 1992. At that time my doctor told me to do nothing...said, treatment is worse then the disease. At that time my liver functions were normal. In 2000 I had a biopsy which showed type 2b, minimal to none as far as damage. At that time, I decided to wait since my youngest son was still fairly needy of Mom.
Avatar f tn This is the only way, we can play our role in controlling the rate of transmission of the infection. One important point for you, treatment of HIV is neither cost effective, nor easily available in the third world countries, where major segment of world population lives and the risks are also high there. This is a global site and people from every part of the world come here to seek guidance, therefore we must keep this important point in mind also.
Avatar f tn There are docs out there who are medically rationing this treatment because of the cost to be borne to heath insurers. I'm positive because of my age at the time of being over 50, this treatment was denied. I was further pissed off by the new staff making apologizes for the old dr in his neglectfulness saying this and that...but it boils down to what it was, no treatment true diagnosis of the extent of the virus in my liver because he was dead set against any treatment.
Avatar m tn There was a few months (from December 2012 until about June 2013) i was off the meds due to my insurance/cost etc. Back in October 2012 i had all my blood was negative for syphilis and all numbers were great. In March i had a sinus/ear infection went to the Doc and he gave me Bactrim and ear drops at that time, ears never cleared up so went back in May (since they weren't really bothering me other than hearing) noticed no signs of anything else....
Avatar n tn I remember Galen posting threads that Milk Thistle may increase the level's of medication in one's blood stream, and that this can be potentially dangerous on tx (at least for treatment for HIV, and possibly tx for hep c also), but I don't know how this may apply to Sho-saiko-to. It is worth keeping in mind though.
Avatar n tn I am 56 yr old female, 1b, have had virus more than 30 years, 17/48 Peg/Copeg. Started treatment with viral count of 320,000. Did not have 2 log drop at 12 weeks. Showed clearance of about 1/3 at that time. I am still on tx and awaiting results of my first bx that I had 2 weeks ago. Have been told that I should continue treatment if showing a stage 2 or more. Does anyone have any stats on the success of fibrosis reduction with treatment if SVR is not obtained?
Avatar m tn I have lately developed psoarisis behind my ears, back and left side. I have read about the Interluken treatment but my dermatologist here told me in 2008 that she was not aware of it. What is the interluken treatment name, how successful is it? Will it work for me? And what ould the cost be involved in US dollars? I ama bit self conscious, haven't dated in years (people thinlk you have HIV/AIDS) and have stopped Neotig two years ago. Have gone back on topical treatment - doesn't work!
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
Avatar m tn Thanks for posting this Jimmy. I am just speechless!
Avatar m tn Can anyone confirm that Anthem Solutions 2500 covers both medications for HCV treatment.? Help is greatly appreciated. Treatment can be so expensive and I have no idea how treatment will effect my work. Insurance companies are certainly not our partners. How sad. Thanks in advance for your help and any information. I just cannot afford to gamble on Anthem, or any insurance company. None of us can.