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Friday, June 22, 2012

Need Help Paying for TRUVADA?



TRUVADA is an anti-HIV-1 drug in the nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI or  "nuke") family. TRUVADA is a combination of 2 NRTIs (2-NRTI). TRUVADA is for use in combination with other HIV-1 medicines to treat HIV-1 infection in adults.

Need Help Paying for TRUVADA?


Getting the medication you need isn't always easy. If you're worried about how you'll pay for your HIV therapy, here are a few tips:
  • Talk to your doctor
  • Contact your insurance company
  • Look into government programs
  • Contact the Gilead Patient Assistance Program: Advancing Access® Program
  • Contact the Partnership for Prescription Assistance
  • Contact the TRUVADA Co-pay Assistance Program

1. Talk to your doctor

If you're worried about how you'll pay for treatment, a good way 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:
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)
http://hab.hrsa.gov/findcare/statehotlines.htm
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:
1-877-267-2323
www.cms.hhs.gov
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:
1-877-222-8387
www.VA.gov


4. Contact the Gilead Patient Assistance Program: Advancing Access® Program





Contact Information
Advancing Access Program
PHONE: 800-226-2056
Product Covered by Program:
TRUVADA
Eligibility:
For patients who meet eligibility criteria for this program.

5. Contact the Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA)

PAP
The makers of TRUVADA are proud to participate in a special program called the Partnership for Prescription Assistance. The partnership includes pharmaceutical companies working with more than 1,300 healthcare organizations and leaders in the medical community.
The program is designed to help uninsured Americans get the prescription medicines they need at no or low cost. Since April 2005, PPA has assisted millions of people in finding programs that can help them pay for their medicines.
To find out if you qualify, here's all you need to do:
  1. Know the names of the medicines you take
  2. Call toll-free 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669)
  3. A trained specialist will answer your questions and help you apply
The call center accepts calls in English, Spanish and approximately 150 other languages. You can also visit their website at www.pparx.org.

6. Contact the TRUVADA Co-pay Assistance Program

  • For certain patients who are eligible
  • For more information, call toll-free 1-888-358-0398


TRUVADA does not cure HIV-1 and has not been shown to prevent passing HIV-1 to others.
Ask your doctor if TRUVADA is right for you, and see your healthcare provider regularly. Individual results may vary.
Next: Learn about a co-pay assistance program
Patients should read the Patient Information, including "What is the most important information I should know about TRUVADA?". It is important that you discuss your treatment options and any questions that you may have with your healthcare provider.
*Synovate Healthcare Data; U.S. HIV Monitor, Q1, 2010.







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