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Author Topic: Hello I'm a new member. Anyone taking generics of Truvada and Viramune  (Read 2224 times)

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Offline wmguy

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Hi everyone. I've been living with HIV since the early 1980's. I responded very well to Crixavan when it came out in 1996 and have been on Truvada & Viramune since around 2004. My insurance is going up to $1,138.00 a month but the company I work for offers us a health plan, which we pay for $466.00 a month but their drug rider does not cover my meds. I'm thinking about switching to the new insurance and buying generics from a Canadian pharmacy. Has anyone else used these? Thanks, Greg

Offline Theyer

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Hello Greg,

Sorry can't help you with the meds thing but would like to welcome you to the group and hope to hear more from you.
love theyer
"If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people ."  Tony Benn

Offline leatherman

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welcome! ;D

I have 3 suggestions about your meds that you may or may not have tried
1) have you checked into any of the payment assistance programs for those meds?
     http://www.truvada.com/pat400_paying_for_your_hiv_meds.aspx
     http://www.thebody.com/content/art53986.html
2) are you eligible for ADAP? Or do you make too much, or are in of the 11 states with a waiting list?
3) is there a nearby ASO that can assist you with this issue?
leatherman (aka mIkIE)


chart from 1992-2013; updated 2/09/13  Reyataz/Norvir/Truvada

Offline bruceb

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Hi Greg,
 
Welcome from one new member to another. Yes, I recently ( 2 months ago ) switched to generic Truvada as my health insurance requested I do so as it is less costly than the original. Of course I consulted with my Physician who gave the go-ahead. According to him the critical makeup of the drug is still the same ingredients and I have had no issues since taking it. My new tests are due shortly and I will advise on the results.

Bruce B

Offline wmguy

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Thanks everyone for the great advice!!!

Offline aztecan

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Hey Wm,

Haven't taken the generics, but wanted to welcome you.

Glad you're here.

HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

 


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