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Introduction - Turkey
« on: October 06, 2019, 10:37:39 am »
hello all
I have no insurance and genvoya cost a lot. can you tell.me where,is,the cheapest country to buy from.  I cannot afford it I need cheaper price but original from Gilead.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2019, 11:14:01 am by Jim Allen »

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Re: Introduction - Turkey
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 11:18:54 am »
Hiya,

As we do not permit the buying or selling of HIV medication on the forum, I have updated your post slightly.  I'm sorry to hear you are stuck without insurance and high costs for meds, would it not be possible to switch to a cheaper combination or generic drugs?

I also know you have seen the thread with drug prices from Thailand perhaps a trip there and back might be financially worth it if you are allowed to bring in drugs.

How are you getting on for the rest? What is your VL like?

Best, Jim
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Re: Introduction - Turkey
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 12:49:59 pm »
hi jim
I realy dont kmow how to reply. well I got infected in turkey which I live here,as,foreigner. I had insurance till September and I hot the genvoya for the past,18 months with no.problem every 3 months. the insurance stopped providing kronik medication for foreigners  well my Vl was 750 now I think its 680. I realy didnt understand,how much it costs in Thailand.  how much is it? I realy dont know about any other medications. what do you recommend.  tganks so much


Hiya,

As we do not permit the buying or selling of HIV medication on the forum, I have updated your post slightly.  I'm sorry to hear you are stuck without insurance and high costs for meds, would it not be possible to switch to a cheaper combination or generic drugs?

I also know you have seen the thread with drug prices from Thailand perhaps a trip there and back might be financially worth it if you are allowed to bring in drugs.

How are you getting on for the rest? What is your VL like?

Best, Jim

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Re: Introduction - Turkey
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 05:16:32 pm »
Is it possible for you to apply for amnesty in another country? Here (Greece,where im from) immigrants can get meds and check ups for free,if they are legal.
another way is to find organizations in Turkey (non profit) that help people living with hiv and have similar problems and lack access to arv's,they might even have spare meds for you. It's worth the try.

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Re: Introduction - Turkey
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2019, 05:08:19 am »
Hi Fabio
thanks,for your message. well I tried,the living positive organization but they dont have meds only if people,donate,there medication such as for changing meds,they can donate it. but no luck.  well is,it possible for me to get Greek stay permit and if I get it will I be,eligible for meds? in Turkey the insurance gave me the medication for 18 months now,they want foreigners to prove if they got infected in the country or elsewhere.  km realy,desperate I bought 1 box this month with money but I realy font know what to do next month. hope,someone can help me

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Re: Introduction - Turkey
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2019, 06:00:05 am »
Have you spoken to your doctor about the possibility of switching to a different combo something cheaper/generic?

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Re: Introduction - Turkey
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2019, 06:02:35 am »
hi
not yet is generic is good as,well? comparing to genvoya.  is,it realy cheap or,still expensive

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Re: Introduction - Turkey
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2019, 09:12:35 am »
True generic medication has the same active ingredients and effectiveness as a branded product.

Now Genvoya is 4 drugs, elvitegravir + cobicistat + tenofovir alafenamide + emtricitabine. I don't think there is a generic single-pill version of this although there are plenty of other combination that are available in generic but you would need to talk to your doctor

Not all drugs would be available in Turkey but there should still be plenty of options, again nobody here can recommend treatment as that needs to be done by your doctor

Here you can find lists however of possible combination and drug names here, perhaps this will help you in your search; https://www.poz.com/basics/hiv-basics/hiv-treatment-recommendations 

Purely as an example; "Atripla" (efavirenz; emtricitabine; tenofovir disoproxil fumarate)
is an older single-dose drug that has several generic versions available, one of them called "Symfi and Symfi Lo"

Jim

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« Last Edit: October 07, 2019, 09:36:21 am by Jim Allen »
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Re: Introduction - Turkey
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2019, 12:34:45 pm »
You should tire all your options,like Jim said,ask your doctor for generic cheaper drugs,they might actually help.
In Greece there are immigrants that take meds and check ups too,although I'm not sure about the specific documents.
How is it possible to get insurance to kick back? Since you got 18 months worth of meds.
« Last Edit: October 07, 2019, 12:37:37 pm by fabio »

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Re: Introduction - Turkey
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2019, 06:20:05 pm »
hi yes,I use to pay apps 120$ per,month for insurance and I use,to get 3 months suply at the,time but as of last month they dont vover anymore chronic medications for foreigners unless you can prove that you got infected after your insurance started. I have a pharmacy that offers discount like wholase and I bought 1 box for apps 400$ regular price here is 600$ which is,still lots for me and it will be hard to afford it every month. hope someone could help me. dues anyone know in which country it cost less and how much?  I dont think they have generic here.

 


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