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Offline tinashura

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just wondering
« on: January 12, 2009, 11:27:16 pm »
hello everyone,hope everyone is doing ok.i was just wondering if there is somewhere i can get assistance with my meds.i have aetna ppo,and i have to pay $90 copay every month for my meds plus $210 monthly for insurance.it's not like i make alot of money,i fall under the 50k group but my medical expenses are dragging me down the drain.any advice will be highly appreciated.thanks :(

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Re: just wondering
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2009, 09:31:35 am »
Hey Tina,

You should contact your local Aids Service office.  If there's any help you're eligible for, they are the ones who would know.  Good luck.
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Offline jennynyc7

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Re: just wondering
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2009, 12:45:44 pm »
I second what she said....definitely call your ASO. I did and was able to get my meds for free through KADAP (a drug assistance program). Not sure where you are or what the guidlenes/qualifications would be but for me I am a single mom of 2 toddlers and work full time and make over $20k a yr but under $30k and was able to qualify. Good luck!

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Offline tinashura

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Re: just wondering
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 06:06:33 am »
thanks for the advise.i will definately ask my dr if i'm qualified for any of the assisting programs.will keep you all posted.

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Re: just wondering
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 06:43:29 am »

Doctors often don't have a clue about how/where to get assistance with meds. You need to go to an ASO - AIDS Service Organisation. You can find one near you by putting your zip code into the POZ.COM directory:


Don't use the "quick search" box at the top, that's just for finding a place to test for hiv. Scroll down a little and use the second search field and choose the AIDS Service Organisation line.

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