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Author Topic: hiv doctors in Edmonton AB  (Read 2928 times)

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Offline bob_89q

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hiv doctors in Edmonton AB
« on: February 08, 2013, 05:02:37 AM »
Just had some good news, there is a chance that i have been successful in gaining employment in Edmonton Albtera Canada.
Can any one tell me if there any good clinics/doctors in Edmonton and also how much does it cost for Atripla medication(?) although i am toying with the idea of buy generic off the internet from india - it has some very good reviews.
Thanks All. ::)

Offline justchill

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Re: hiv doctors in Edmonton AB
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 05:18:14 AM »
good luck on getting the job. i had a offer to move there for work as well...too cold for my liking ...

Offline karry

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Re: hiv doctors in Edmonton AB
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 07:30:32 AM »


I dont live in Edmonton, but I know someone there who says the health care is great for PLWHA. I am sure you wont have any problems getting a doctor once you get here. As for affording your meds, you may have to count on your insurance (which should be covered by your employer).

Just check the links above.

Take it a day at a time....and be positive about it too!

Offline oksikoko

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Re: hiv doctors in Edmonton AB
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 05:42:08 PM »
Congratulations! Edmonton looks lovely online. I don't think I've ever been through it, though.

People in the US fight for the right to buy drugs from Canada, so it can't be too expensive up there. ;) I'm sure the doctors are top-notch in any large Canadian city.
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Offline Newguy

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Re: hiv doctors in Edmonton AB
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 06:20:42 PM »
Great news!

Edmonton is definitely cold (horrifically cold) but it is a functioning place and has a booming economy. As far as HIV care goes, you will have no problem. The University of Alberta is in Edmonton and they have excellent and world class resources for people with HIV infection. They are on the cusp of a functioning HEP C vaccine. Here is the link!http://www.news.ualberta.ca/article.aspx?id=B04932D68EF6488A8DE62A463FFA7487

When you become an Albertan resident, all HIV meds are covered by the Alberta Health Services regardless of income or job type.

Good Luck and hope you enjoy Edmonton!

Offline jackfrost

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Re: hiv doctors in Edmonton AB
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2013, 09:19:20 PM »
Congrats Bob on the job! I'm in Edmonton, yes the winters can be cold, but the summers are nice. We have a beautiful river valley and many festivals/events during the summer.

Now on to your question, Alberta Health Care covers the cost of meds 100%. I found this link for you http://www.health.alberta.ca/AHCIP/moving-to-Alberta.html It says that people moving from outside of Canada may be able to get Alberta Health Care coverage on the first date of your arrival

Offline bob_89q

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Re: hiv doctors in Edmonton AB
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2013, 06:48:23 PM »
Sounds like a good place to have HIV lol!
What about the blood tests etc? Are they also covered?

Offline Newguy

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Re: hiv doctors in Edmonton AB
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 04:05:48 PM »
Sounds like a good place to have HIV lol!
What about the blood tests etc? Are they also covered?

Of course they are covered. Despite people thinking medical is free in Canada IT IS NOT! I hate this grossly false myth. The people pay for it via taxes. In fact, the medical system in Canada is privatized but the government funds it. IT IS NOT RUN BY THE GOVERNMENT! They simply provide the funds. For example regarding your question to blood work, there are companies that offer blood drawing services. The two that come in mind are CML and Lifelabs in Ontario. They are private companies that compete in the marketplace. My doctor gives me a requisite form and I go to the one I choose and they bill the government. I like CML because they are nice and compassionate when they draw my blood so I go there.

I prefer this system and although it has its flaws, it is at least fair for all the people. Of course it needs to be tweaked somewhat, perhaps add user fees here and there but generally speaking it works. Wait times can be horrific for certain procedures and emergency line ups are horrible. These need to be worked out.

I can't comment about other countries because I do not know how it works but I am under the impression there are places that deliver better services for relatively lower costs, better than we do it here in Canada.



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