Paying for Your Meds
Getting the medication you need isn't always easy. If you’re worried about how you will pay for your HIV therapy, here are a few tips:
1. Talk to your doctor.
If you're worried about how you'll pay for treatment, a good place to start is by talking to your doctor. Your doctor can also help you apply for most assistance programs.
2. Contact your insurance company.
Most HIV drugs are covered by insurance. If you have health insurance of your own or through your employer, you or your doctor can find out if the insurance company will pay for some of your HIV drug costs.
3. Look into government programs.
If you're uninsured or your insurance won't pay for your HIV medicine, one of the following government programs may be able to help. Contact them for assistance.
AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs) are state-run programs that help HIV-positive people by covering some of the cost of their HIV prescription medications. Contact the 24-hour National AIDS Hotline:
Medicaid is the state-run national health insurance program that helps certain people who need help paying for medical care. For more information, contact them at:
Veterans Affairs (VA) has a government program for people who have served in the United States military. The VA is the largest single provider of HIV care in the country. For more information, contact them at:
4. Contact the ATRIPLA Patient Assistance Program.
The makers of ATRIPLA, Bristol-Myers Squibb & Gilead Sciences, LLC, have created a program to provide temporary assistance to eligible patients applying for, or enrolling in, prescription coverage plans.
ATRIPLA Patient Assistance Program
PO Box 13185
La Jolla, CA 92039-3185
Product covered by program:
For patients who meet eligibility criteria for this program.
Download the ATRIPLA Patient Assistance Program Application
5. Contact for ATRIPLA Co-pay Assistance
ATRIPLA does not cure HIV-1 infection or AIDS
- For certain patients who are eligible
- Ask your doctor about new co-pay assistance options for ATRIPLA
and you may continue to experience illnesses associated with HIV-1 infection, including opportunistic infections.
See your healthcare provider regularly while taking ATRIPLA.
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sudden worsening of hepatitis B virus.