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Offline army_boi

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« on: May 29, 2013, 07:02:45 PM »
I have a month worth of meds and dont have idea how to get about gettting more, i cant afforded any more, i was suppost to have check up last Feb. and dont have the money to have it done...im at my wits end....

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Scared
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 07:06:58 PM »
Hi Army Boi , It may help if we have more information about what meds you are on and why you are having trouble getting adequate treatment . 

Offline army_boi

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Re: Scared
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 07:36:39 PM »
Im on Travada and Sustiva, i was getting treatment throw the army but i got in trouble and booted out so now im screwed

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Scared
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 07:45:23 PM »
The best thing you can do for yourself is contact an ASO in your area . If you look at the top of the forum page you can use the dropdown marked treatment , you can find a health service directory there and possibly some links to get you back into treatment .

Offline pozniceguy

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Re: Scared
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 05:24:03 PM »
depending on  how/why  you left ARmy  you may still be eligible  for  VA  treatment they have good  HIV  treatment clinic  setup   
call the  nearest office and  see if you are  eligible
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Offline LiveWithIt

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Re: Scared
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 06:49:46 PM »
There are many state or federal run programs that can help low and even mid income people get their meds for free.   Also stopping meds does not mean that you can't start again. Don't be scared.  Maybe try to find a doctor who does clinical trials where you can get the meds for free.  My HIV doctor used to do that.  I qualified for free meds, but I did participate in the studies which at the time meant I could take a few months off of taking any meds, those were the days in in early 2000s I think where all the meds gave me side (usually mild) effects.  Don't give up, there are ways to get the meds if you need them.
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Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: Scared
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2013, 11:06:16 PM »
were you active duty or guard? and where about were you stations just curious?
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

Offline leatherman

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Re: Scared
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2013, 12:04:55 AM »
Also stopping meds does not mean that you can't start again.
that's not really very good advice at all. Matter of fact, it's pretty lousy. :( Stopping meds for a period of time (which varies from person to person) can allow the virus to mutate and become resistant to the meds you had been taking. If anyone has to stop their meds they need to consult with a doctor to make sure which drugs to stop when to prevent as much as possible resistance from forming. Check out http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/Resistance_4739.shtml (and several topics/pages after that) for more information about HIV becoming drug-resistance.

Stopping meds should never be an option.

Army, please find an ASO (AIDS service org) or contact the local health dpt in your area, so that a case manager can help you continue to receive meds through medicaid, ADAP, insurance, patient payment plans, or the ASO/chairty. Time is ticking down to when your prescription runs out. Do not hesitate to get a new supply route ASAP.
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Offline wolfter

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Re: Scared
« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2013, 12:36:23 AM »
There are many of us here that understands the VA system in the states.  What country do you reside in?  That'd be a great benefit to know in order to guide you to the nearest available resources. 

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