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Author Topic: Someone Who Isn't Me  (Read 2090 times)

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Offline oksikoko

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Someone Who Isn't Me
« on: April 02, 2013, 11:31:24 AM »
Hi, everyone.

I know I'm persona non grata around here, but I've got a serious question for a friend (yes, I have one, and I need him to stay healthy a long time). It's really not me: I take Stribild.

He's run out of Atripla and can probably not get a new prescription for two weeks. He has Medicaid, but it's in the process of being renewed, so money/insurance is an issue. Does anyone have advice on options in these cases? We're in NYC and I'll do whatever needs to be done. PM me if you have any answers or advice.

Thanks,
Lee
Code: [Select]
2014-11-14: CD4 Wars Episode II: Return of the Stribild (released in Europe as Stribild II: Werewolf Bitch)
2014-11-06:                ☣ VL (→) 12,627      ☣ CD4 (→) 639
2014-??-??: off treatment  ☣ VL (?)              ☣ CD4 (?)
2013-10-03:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1105
2013-05-23:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (-) 945
2013-02-25:                ☣ VL (-) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1123
2012-12-16: Enter Stribild
2012-11-20: HIV+           ☣ VL (→) 132,683      ☣ CD4 (→) 920
2012-04-01: HIV-
Dates in this signature file conform to ISO 8601. ;-)

If no one complains, nothing will ever change.

Offline Matts

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Re: Someone Who Isn't Me
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 02:53:08 PM »
Can't You order cheap generic Viraday online in the US?

Anyway, I thought everybody gets affordable HealthCare meanwhile, and the poor people have MedicAid or so, or Am I wrong?
It has to be possible to get lifesaving drugs even when You're in a renewing process or something is terribly wrong with the laws.
triumeq

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Someone Who Isn't Me
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 04:10:02 PM »
ASO's can usually fill out an "emergency form" for one months of meds.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Someone Who Isn't Me
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 04:16:45 PM »
... who misses oksikoko greatly
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline bmancanfly

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Re: Someone Who Isn't Me
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013, 04:22:20 PM »
... who misses oksikoko greatly
Ditto

Check your PM's
« Last Edit: April 02, 2013, 04:24:58 PM by bmancanfly »
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Offline mecch

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Re: Someone Who Isn't Me
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 05:19:37 PM »
oksikoko - nice to see you!
Hope you are a successful angel on this quest.  :D
ďFrom each, according to his ability; to each, according to his needĒ 1875 K Marx

Offline thunter34

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Re: Someone Who Isn't Me
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 09:46:00 PM »
ASO's can usually fill out an "emergency form" for one months of meds.

Not here in Georgia.  The moment your eligibility expires, the wheels stop.  No meds - none - nada - zilch -until you get all your T's crossed and I's dotted.  With duplicates.

AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Someone Who Isn't Me
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 11:15:28 PM »
Oksikoko,

I hope your efforts work out for your friend.  And, I hope you will come back and keep in touch here. 

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Someone Who Isn't Me
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2013, 02:52:28 AM »
Not here in Georgia.  The moment your eligibility expires, the wheels stop.  No meds - none - nada - zilch -until you get all your T's crossed and I's dotted.  With duplicates.



I had it done here when I moved from NYC, one month only while my application was being processed. Grant it this was 9 years ago, nor is it heavily advertised and must be signed by both a case worker and a medical doctor.

My eligibility wasn't "expired" because I was a new applicant -- perhaps that is the difference. You know, like when someone is on death's door in an emergency room they will expedite your application.
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline BT65

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Re: Someone Who Isn't Me
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2013, 05:07:23 AM »
At the ASO I work at, though it's not advertised, we are often able to get our hands on actual meds for someone who has a temporary window of being without them.  Some doctors actually get samples, and we get them from the doctor, or when people change meds they often donate the ones they will no longer be taking. 

I would check with the ASO's in your area.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Someone Who Isn't Me
« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2013, 07:40:44 AM »
At the ASO I work at, though it's not advertised, we are often able to get our hands on actual meds for someone who has a temporary window of being without them.  Some doctors actually get samples, and we get them from the doctor, or when people change meds they often donate the ones they will no longer be taking. 

I would check with the ASO's in your area.

same here
"Iíve slept with enough men to know that Iím not gay"

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Someone Who Isn't Me
« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2013, 09:26:30 AM »
This subject came up at our Patient Advisory Board meeting last night . The social workers and nurse practitioners put up with red tape and jump through the hoops to get meds from ADAP but if the patient isn't compliant or fails to get his meds one month it really messes the system up and new proscriptions don't get sent .

Patients at the clinic are complaining about 3 hour waits at the pharmacy while the social workers sort through meds , ADAP and shipment of meds when things go wrong . 

Offline oksikoko

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Re: Someone Who Isn't Me
« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2013, 04:18:57 PM »
Thank you, everyone. I believe it's been sorted thanks to the advice and generosity of the members of this forum.

Gratefully,
Lee
Code: [Select]
2014-11-14: CD4 Wars Episode II: Return of the Stribild (released in Europe as Stribild II: Werewolf Bitch)
2014-11-06:                ☣ VL (→) 12,627      ☣ CD4 (→) 639
2014-??-??: off treatment  ☣ VL (?)              ☣ CD4 (?)
2013-10-03:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1105
2013-05-23:                ☣ VL (=) undetectable ☣ CD4 (-) 945
2013-02-25:                ☣ VL (-) undetectable ☣ CD4 (+) 1123
2012-12-16: Enter Stribild
2012-11-20: HIV+           ☣ VL (→) 132,683      ☣ CD4 (→) 920
2012-04-01: HIV-
Dates in this signature file conform to ISO 8601. ;-)

If no one complains, nothing will ever change.

Offline Fisher

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Re: Someone Who Isn't Me
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2013, 08:30:55 PM »
Persona non grata?

I have no idea why you would be.  But I'm relatively new here. But I do know that time heals, and the hearts I've felt here are full of life and forgiveness . . . even though the teeth are sharp and sometimes bite.  But rarely.
- fisher
09/22 CD 385 %22 VL UD
07/14 CD 391 %20 VL UD
04/14 CD 486 %23 VL <20
11/13 CD 351 %21  VL <20
10/13 CD 390 %16  VL <20
06/13 CD 315 %19  VL  22
02/13 CD 396 %14  VL <20
12/12 CD 392 %13  VL 320
11/12 CD 428 %13  VL 1200
*Started Meds: Atripla
10/12 CD 427 %11  VL 139000 -- 09/12 CD 408 %13 VL 92928
09/11 CD 745 %27 VL CLOT -- 10/10 CD 863 %29 VL 2782
10/09 CD 597 %30 VL 2537 -- 05/08 CD 809 %28 VL 1504
04/07 CD 797 %25 VL 3558 -- 11/06 CD 720 %28 VL 1214
06/05 CD 731 %25 VL 1575 -- 12/04 CD 1176 %30 VL 1329
01/04 CD 959 %26 VL 1011 -- 11/03 CD 1000 %28 VL 1581
12/02 CD 748 %28 -- 10/01 CD 860 %25
08/00 CD 1022 %28 -- 04/99 CD 854 %27
11/98 CD 899 %28 -- 02/97 CD 1400 %37
11/96 CD 1325  VL <500 -- 09/96 Ė Western Blot
05/83 Ė 04/98 - Monogamous Partner Being Negative
ARS - LA '82

 


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