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Author Topic: Six Months supply allowed?  (Read 1622 times)

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Offline LordBerners

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Six Months supply allowed?
« on: November 21, 2010, 05:28:47 AM »
I'm wondering if it is universal that supplies of meds are doled out only in three month increments, or if some doctors allow the option of six month increments?  I only go in for actual check ups every 6 months, so I would prefer not to go in for the meds every three.  Is there something about some meds (I take Kaletra which requires refridgeration) which makes six month supply not an option?
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Re: Six Months supply allowed?
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2010, 06:34:26 AM »
Aren't these local and national considerations, Berners.  Also depends on health insurance rules.
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Offline LordBerners

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Re: Six Months supply allowed?
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2010, 01:50:39 PM »
Aren't these local and national considerations, Berners.  Also depends on health insurance rules.

I have no idea mecch, which is why I asked. 

I was just wondering because in case I have to go back to the Bad Place for a few years, I might try to buy meds here in Thailand (assuming that's legal), and visiting every six months is a lot more conceivable than every three.
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Re: Six Months supply allowed?
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2010, 04:33:54 PM »
If it helps, I got 6 months meds from the clinic on my last visit to the Dr in the UK. (Truvada and Isentress) My counts are pretty stable.

I also got an apology that we couldn't go longer than 6 months for funding reasons. I wasn't bothered anyway,  I would preferred to be monitored reasonably regularly.
« Last Edit: November 22, 2010, 04:36:55 PM by manc »

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Re: Six Months supply allowed?
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2010, 04:14:57 PM »
my insurance, which is actually really good, only allows 30 days at a time... i think they just want to make sure i haven't died with a stockpile of uber expensive meds  ;D

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Re: Six Months supply allowed?
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2010, 06:14:50 PM »
I'm wondering if it is universal that supplies of meds are doled out only in three month increments, or if some doctors allow the option of six month increments?  I only go in for actual check ups every 6 months, so I would prefer not to go in for the meds every three.  Is there something about some meds (I take Kaletra which requires refridgeration) which makes six month supply not an option?

This entirely depends on your insurance plan. California ADAP only allows 1-month supply, and refill is allowed only 5 days before running out. My Kaiser insurance plan allows 100 day supply and a refill can be ordered after 70 days. I'm reordering as soon as eligible and stockpiling the meds. I get them through the mail so it's not a big burden.

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Re: Six Months supply allowed?
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2010, 08:50:09 PM »
I was just wondering because in case I have to go back to the Bad Place for a few years, I might try to buy meds here in Thailand (assuming that's legal), and visiting every six months is a lot more conceivable than every three.

What place are you refering to as the "Bad Place"? If you are in Thailand why wouldn't you consider buying them from the Red Cross? One of my freinds just started and name brand Atripla is 6,000B/month (around $200). If you want gereric, GPO is around 2,500B/month (less than $100). Where are you living now?
Infection date: February 14, 2010 (yeah really)
08/03/2010 - CD4 621 (27%) VL 72,250
25/03/2010 - CD4 981 (28%) VL 122,719 <-started anti-oxidants (ABCDE, Se, ALA, NAC)
11/08/2010 - CD4 1,365 (31%) VL 5,451

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Re: Six Months supply allowed?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2010, 03:52:57 PM »
Natthai,

Good to hear you back. We ahve been mssing you.

Eric
NVP/ABC/3TC/... UD; CD4 > 1000; CD4/CD8 ~ 2.0   safety stock : 2 months

 


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