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Author Topic: Generic HIV Meds? My plan won't pay for Brand Name  (Read 2409 times)

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Offline scottieman

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Generic HIV Meds? My plan won't pay for Brand Name
« on: November 02, 2011, 01:53:43 PM »
Hey All,

Recently diagnosed and of course want to do what ever I can to mitigate the disease and it's progression.  That being the case my doctor is waiting on the results of my blood work, but is a proponent of starting therapy as soon as possible to maintain as much of my immune system as possible.

My private insurance only pays for GENERIC medications no brand name at all.  It seems that the only generic meds are the older more toxic ones...what's the opinion?  Better to look for a new job and try to find better insurance?  Go off my insurance for 6 months and go on the High Risk Pool offered in my state (Georgia, through HHS) or start with an older antiviral that is generic?

Looking for feedback

August 19, 2011 Negative Oral Swap
August 30-September 4, 2011 (Thought Strep throat really sero-conversion)
October 5th, HIV Diagnosis
October 22 labs, CD4 619, VL 21,000 21%
November 13th, Started Complera
January 9th, Labs CD4 631, VL-UD 28%
March 28th Labs CD4 610, VL-UD 31%
July 2nd CD4 792, 34% VL-75
August 7th, 2012 CD4 899, 35% VL-97
September 17th, 2012 CD4 989, 33% VL-27
November 8, 2012  CD4 850, VL-UD, 39%
December 6, 2012 CD4 849, VL-UD, 39%
April 2, 2013 CD4 904, VL-UD, 33%
July 17, 2013 CD4 988, VL UD, 38.2%

Offline cardsfan69

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Re: Generic HIV Meds? My plan won't pay for Brand Name
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 03:39:59 AM »
What state do u live in? Maybe since your private insurance wont pay for HIV meds you can apply for ADAP. I'd call your local ADAP office....eplain the situation and see what they say.


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