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Author Topic: I'm gonna need ADAP. Any suggestions or help?  (Read 1403 times)

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Offline todd123

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I'm gonna need ADAP. Any suggestions or help?
« on: October 23, 2008, 08:55:19 PM »
Hey Eveyone,

Just to remind you, I was diagnosed 3 months ago and had to go on alot of meds:
Prezista,Isentress,Intelence,Norvir and Mepron for PCP protection.
My doctor worked some magic because I was so devastated and overwhelmed.

Well, my 3 months of meds are up and so is the magic.  There is NO WAY I can even afford
the co-pay on my insurance.  It's a tier system and my co-pay for all of this will be $1600.00!

I'm currently unemployed and clearly will need help.  I'm going for an intake at GMHC in NYC and
I'm assuming they will help me apply for it

Any words of advice, suggestions.  What I can expect? 

Thanks everyone,

Scott
Tested HIV+ July 28, 2008
CD4 16 VL over 400,000
Started Prezista/Norvir, Isentress and Intelence; Mepron
8/08   CD4 64    2%      VL 1500
9/08   CD4 135  6%      VL 371
11/08 CD4 104   9%     VL 156
12/08 CD4 161   9%     VL 400
01/09 CD4 109   7%     VL 351
02/09 CD4 218   8%     VL   98
03/09 CD4   80   5%     VL   98 at least that's the same
04/09 CD4 150   7%      VL 100
05/09 CD4 232   8%      VL   90

Offline todd123

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Re: I'm gonna need ADAP. Any suggestions or help?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 08:58:41 PM »
By the way, I meant that my doctor helped me get the meds for free, these first three months.
Duh.
Tested HIV+ July 28, 2008
CD4 16 VL over 400,000
Started Prezista/Norvir, Isentress and Intelence; Mepron
8/08   CD4 64    2%      VL 1500
9/08   CD4 135  6%      VL 371
11/08 CD4 104   9%     VL 156
12/08 CD4 161   9%     VL 400
01/09 CD4 109   7%     VL 351
02/09 CD4 218   8%     VL   98
03/09 CD4   80   5%     VL   98 at least that's the same
04/09 CD4 150   7%      VL 100
05/09 CD4 232   8%      VL   90

Offline Joe K

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Re: I'm gonna need ADAP. Any suggestions or help?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 10:25:47 PM »
Todd, you are in good hands, with the GMHC and they should be able to get you enrolled in ADAP.  You might want to Google, the ADAP program, for your state, just to check eligibility requirements.  I used to live in Florida, which allowed you to earn 300& of the poverty level and still be qualified.  Based on the 2007 poverty level income of $10,210, I can earn $30,630 and still qualify for ADAP.  ADAP programs generally have a formulary, or list of drugs that they cover for HIV and related issues.

If you tell us where you live, we can give you specific information.

Offline todd123

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Re: I'm gonna need ADAP. Any suggestions or help?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 11:05:19 PM »
Thanks so much.  I actually live in NYC, so yes, I feel very fortunate to be near GMHC.
I think the cap in NY is around 41,000.  I hope so, because I would like to occasionally work.
My work only comes that way anyway. 

Thanks for the support.
Tested HIV+ July 28, 2008
CD4 16 VL over 400,000
Started Prezista/Norvir, Isentress and Intelence; Mepron
8/08   CD4 64    2%      VL 1500
9/08   CD4 135  6%      VL 371
11/08 CD4 104   9%     VL 156
12/08 CD4 161   9%     VL 400
01/09 CD4 109   7%     VL 351
02/09 CD4 218   8%     VL   98
03/09 CD4   80   5%     VL   98 at least that's the same
04/09 CD4 150   7%      VL 100
05/09 CD4 232   8%      VL   90

Offline Jody

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Re: I'm gonna need ADAP. Any suggestions or help?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2008, 08:29:18 PM »
Hi Todd...For NY state ADAP program info call 1-800-542-2437...I believe the income cutoff limit is 44,000. It has been at that level for many years, at least since the mid-1990's. Also there is a savings limit.  Let me know if you have any other questions, I will be back next week.

Jody
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