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Offline Morton Salt

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HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« on: July 28, 2007, 06:29:49 PM »
OK, in my quest to find a great place to move to, my wife and i are lookin at Nashville Tennessee.  Anyone here live in Tennessee?  Hows the ADAP program there?  Whats would be the pros and cons of living in Nashville and being positive?

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2007, 06:54:03 PM »
Contact    Del Vineyard
HDAP Coordinator
Tennessee Department of Health
Cordell Hull Building, 4th Floor 425 5th Avenue, North
Nashville TN 37247-4911
Tel: (615) 741-8903
Fax: (615) 253-1686
Public Contact Number: (615) 741-7500
e-mail: Del.Vineyard@state.tn.us

Website   http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/residents/health.html   
AIDS Hotline   (800) 525-2437   
Financial Eligibility   
Income at or below 300% of the current Federal Poverty Level.
Liquid asset limit of $8,000.
Medical Eligibility   
Positive screening test for HIV antibody, confirmed by Westen Blot or inndirect immunoflourescenceassay.
Detectible HIV RNA by PCR (viral load) test results.
Enrollment   Contact a local Care Consortia.
Pharmacy   122 regional pharmacies.
Nutrition   Available through HIV CARE Consortiums.
Other Services   Tennessee has established an "Insurance Assistance Plan" for the prupose of paying insurance premiums for eligible individuals with HIV/AIDS. Eligibility is determined by the Care Consortia Managers.

I don't know much about where the hiv clinics are in Nashville. I think Vanderbilt Medical Center has an HIV Clinic. I will do some looking around and post what I find. Back in a few...

      
 
345 24th Avenue North
Suite 103
Nashville, TN 37203

Medical Director: Stephen Raffanti, M.D., M.P.H.
 

Who Are We?

The Comprehensive Care Center is an outpatient medical facility that provides medical care for HIV/AIDS patients. Using a case management approach, the Center offers medical treatment, radiology, laboratory, infusions, nutritional counseling, and medical care management. Screening and enrollment in AIDS clinical trial studies are available

Contact:

General or technical information: Barry A. Noland

          email: bnoland@compclinic.org
          Phone: 615.321.9556 ext. 232
          Fax: 615.321.9544

Medical Care Manager: John Senter

email: jsenter@compclinic.org
Tel. (615) 321-9556

Link: www.compclinic.org

Office Tel. (615) 321-9556
Office FAX (615) 321-9544

I don't know what the name of the ASO is in Nashville. Again, I will do more research...

Your going to love living in TN.  The summers are kind of rough with unbearable humididty but the winters are generally mild.  Practice that 'Southern Twang" your gonna need it! LOL

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« Last Edit: July 28, 2007, 07:07:49 PM by Dan J. »

Offline Robert

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007, 12:24:08 AM »
you might want to think twice about moving to
Tennessee.  Read Mike's (tnboy) latest entry about Discontent in the Great State of Tennessee.

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007, 01:04:27 AM »
I was going to suggest reading that thread as well, he is pissed, and its so unfair!

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Offline Dachshund

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2007, 08:03:27 AM »
I live in Tn and believe me it would not be my first choice for health care. In fact, though I wax romantic about being a southerner I would steer clear of moving below the Mason-Dixon line. Southern states always rank near the bottom when it comes to health care and services. Go as far north as possible...Canada still an option?

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2007, 11:11:00 AM »
I don't think HIV health care in TN is a bad as people are making it out to be.   

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2007, 11:16:21 AM »
Seriously, the difference in the ADAP qualification is only 50% (or 1/6th lower) than Pennsylvania.  Now, I'm not particularly knowledgeable with Tennessee but I'd assume the cost of living is somewhat lower than the northeast US.  I really wonder if that guy in the other thread has received the correct information, though of course he's not fully disclosed details of his income so hard to say.

My concern in terms of living in other states is not ADAP qualifications so much but rather the quality of medical treatment, access to good specialists and so forth. 

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2007, 11:26:42 AM »
Tnboy (Mike) did not receive SSI payments BEFORE his SSDI payments started because he had a LTD plan he purchased through his former employer. If he had not purchased that LTD plan & received SSI before SSDI payments started he would have been  placed on TennCare & he wouldn't have the problem he is having now.
His case is an exception to the rule, not the norm.

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2007, 11:49:44 AM »
No, I understand this.  But he's not getting anything but SSD now, and using Medicare Part D.

What I don't understand is why he's paying $400/month for meds now that he has Medicare Part D.  At least where I live ADAP is considered the second payer, and they pay (within what's listed med-wise on their formulary) whatever Medicare Part D does not.

The only way he'd not qualify, at least here, is if he went over the 350% of federal poverty level with whatever he's getting from SSD.  Like I stated, the difference between the two states is only 50%.
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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2007, 11:56:57 AM »
It's not the healthcare...it's the access. I would put the quality of healthcare I received with TennCare as top notch. Without TennCare I receive nothing and cross my fingers every time I get the sniffles. I use RyanWhite/ADAP which covers my meds and labs and that is it. Without some type of healthcare coverage I guess it really doesn't matter where you live.

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2007, 11:59:31 AM »
Maybe one of you can explain in more detail what TennCare actually is, as obviously I don't really know.  And how it is funded. 

Is it what covers HIV treatment for folks on Medicaid, as opposed to Medicare?
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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2007, 12:53:40 PM »
I'd move to Tennesee in a new york second. Leaning towards eastern Tennesse. These Ohio winters are getting to me. Dreadful freezing and subzero temps during January thru March! I think Morton Salt has got the right idea.
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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2007, 01:14:32 PM »
I'd move to Tennesee in a new york second. Leaning towards eastern Tennesse. These Ohio winters are getting to me. Dreadful freezing and subzero temps during January thru March! I think Morton Salt has got the right idea.
"Oh I wish I was in Dixie, hooray! hoorah!"
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Y'all come on down! I promise most of us don't pee in outhouses, have all our teeth & we do wear shoes most of the time. LOL

Offline Morton Salt

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2007, 11:45:32 AM »
Thanks for your responses. Again, this gives me something to think about. The ADAP qualifications dont seem to be to bad. Ive never had any health issues of any sort but when i do i do want to make sure that im taken care of. And YES, Canada is still an option. Im just researching everywhere cause i only wanna move once. A friend of mine was saying that Nashville was an awsome place to live and i see that buying a house is completely affordable. Its kind of a downer slowly realizing that i cant just pick up and move anywhere i want to. Its a drag to say the least but its not gonna stop me from fulfilling my dreams. Its just gonna make it more of a challange to achieve them.  Im up for it.

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2007, 12:35:33 PM »
Y'all come on down! I promise most of us don't pee in outhouses, have all our teeth & we do wear shoes most of the time. LOL

Q: What do you get when you put 32 people from Jackson,TN in one room?

A: A full set of teeth. ;D

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2007, 12:38:53 PM »
Thanks for your responses. Again, this gives me something to think about. The ADAP qualifications dont seem to be to bad. Ive never had any health issues of any sort but when i do i do want to make sure that im taken care of. And YES, Canada is still an option. Im just researching everywhere cause i only wanna move once. A friend of mine was saying that Nashville was an awsome place to live and i see that buying a house is completely affordable. Its kind of a downer slowly realizing that i cant just pick up and move anywhere i want to. Its a drag to say the least but its not gonna stop me from fulfilling my dreams. Its just gonna make it more of a challange to achieve them.  Im up for it.

~Morton Salt
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Ryan White/ADAP is not going to cover your healthcare. For the most part it will only cover labs and meds. I think we are on a waiting list here in the volunteer state.

Offline mjmel

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2007, 11:24:06 AM »
Ryan White/ADAP is not going to cover your healthcare. For the most part it will only cover labs and meds. I think we are on a waiting list here in the volunteer state.

EEK!
Maybe I'll stay in Ohio, after all.

Mike

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2007, 12:03:16 PM »
Q: What do you get when you put 32 people from Jackson,TN in one room?

A: A full set of teeth. ;D

LOL

Offline TN423

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2007, 11:14:47 PM »
I have an issue that I brought to the attention to "Del Vineyard" in Nashville concerning this ADAP program and my medication. After voicing my question and my concern, he wanted to end the call and I was approached and given the "i could care less" attitude.

In my opinion, if he was concerned about my matter, which was a very legitimate question, He could have given some advice on my issue or make some suggestions addressing my concern, however, the call ended with an, "i could care less" attitude. I was very suprised with the outcome of the call to his department.

Offline TN423

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2007, 11:17:36 PM »
Contact    Del Vineyard
HDAP Coordinator
Tennessee Department of Health
Cordell Hull Building, 4th Floor 425 5th Avenue, North
Nashville TN 37247-4911
Tel: (615) 741-8903
Fax: (615) 253-1686
Public Contact Number: (615) 741-7500
e-mail: Del.Vineyard@state.tn.us

Website   http://www.tennesseeanytime.org/residents/health.html   
AIDS Hotline   (800) 525-2437   
Financial Eligibility   
Income at or below 300% of the current Federal Poverty Level.
Liquid asset limit of $8,000.
Medical Eligibility   
Positive screening test for HIV antibody, confirmed by Westen Blot or inndirect immunoflourescenceassay.
Detectible HIV RNA by PCR (viral load) test results.
Enrollment   Contact a local Care Consortia.
Pharmacy   122 regional pharmacies.
Nutrition   Available through HIV CARE Consortiums.
Other Services   Tennessee has established an "Insurance Assistance Plan" for the prupose of paying insurance premiums for eligible individuals with HIV/AIDS. Eligibility is determined by the Care Consortia Managers.

I don't know much about where the hiv clinics are in Nashville. I think Vanderbilt Medical Center has an HIV Clinic. I will do some looking around and post what I find. Back in a few...

      
 
345 24th Avenue North
Suite 103
Nashville, TN 37203

Medical Director: Stephen Raffanti, M.D., M.P.H.
 

Who Are We?

The Comprehensive Care Center is an outpatient medical facility that provides medical care for HIV/AIDS patients. Using a case management approach, the Center offers medical treatment, radiology, laboratory, infusions, nutritional counseling, and medical care management. Screening and enrollment in AIDS clinical trial studies are available

Contact:

General or technical information: Barry A. Noland

          email: bnoland@compclinic.org
          Phone: 615.321.9556 ext. 232
          Fax: 615.321.9544

Medical Care Manager: John Senter

email: jsenter@compclinic.org
Tel. (615) 321-9556

Link: www.compclinic.org

Office Tel. (615) 321-9556
Office FAX (615) 321-9544

I don't know what the name of the ASO is in Nashville. Again, I will do more research...

Your going to love living in TN.  The summers are kind of rough with unbearable humididty but the winters are generally mild.  Practice that 'Southern Twang" your gonna need it! LOL

Dan ;D

Nashville Cares is Tennessee's leading community-based AIDS service organization. Our mission is to promote and participate in a comprehensive and compassionate response to HIV and AIDS through education, advocacy, and supportive services. The doors of CARES are open to anyone affected by HIV and AIDS in need of comfort.

http://www.nashvillecares.org/


I have an issue that I brought to the attention to "Del Vineyard" in Nashville concerning this ADAP program and my medication. After voicing my question and my concern, he wanted to end the call and I was approached and given the "i could care less" attitude.

In my opinion, if he was concerned about my matter, which was a very legitimate question, He could have given some advice on my issue or make some suggestions addressing my concern, however, the call ended with an, "i could care less" attitude. I was very suprised with the outcome of the call to his department.

Offline minismom

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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #21 on: December 11, 2007, 11:27:41 PM »
You could always come live in the beautiful mountains of WV.  Of course our PID has been MIA for over 2wks. 

Now, I have a serious question: what is ADAP?  When I was growing up it was alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention.
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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2007, 11:33:20 PM »

Now, I have a serious question: what is ADAP?  When I was growing up it was alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention.

AIDS Drug Assistance Program.  It helps provide meds for folks like me who are now too dirt poor to afford them and without insurance.
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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2007, 12:02:59 AM »
Thanks hun!  I'll make a note of it for future reference.  I assume every state has the program?  Is it through a state agency (like DHHR) or a private organization?
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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2007, 12:04:27 AM »
Dirt poor I understand well !  I don't know what we'd do if not for mini's medical card.
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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2007, 12:16:46 AM »
ADAP is governmental and available in every state - however, requirements and resources can vary from state to state.
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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2007, 05:52:33 AM »
 

Sometimes I dream of moving to Savannah, GA but I'm scared.


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Re: HIV/ADAP/NASHVILLE TENNESSEE
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2007, 08:43:05 AM »
ack if CDC wasn't based in Atlanta I'd be out of this State so fast you'd see Road Runner like dust trails behind me.  :)

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