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HIV/AIDS

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency virus) is a chronic, sexually transmitted condition that affects millions of people worldwide.

HIV can be transmitted via human blood, sexual fluids, and breast milk.

If HIV is left untreated, it can lead to AIDS (Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), the most advanced stage of HIV, which can leave the body unable to fight basic infections and diseases. Preventative measures such as having proper sexual protection, taking medications preventatively, avoiding sharing medications/needles, and getting tested regularly will help drastically lower the chance of contracting HIV. 

Since the discovery of pre and post exposure prophylaxis and HIV testing, the number of new cases has declined dramatically. With the development of many HIV treatment regimens, people diagnosed with HIV can live long and healthy lives.

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Approximately 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with HIV yearly, with over 77 million patients living with HIV worldwide. 

Prior Authorization Support

Quite often, prescription insurance plans require your doctor to obtain a prior authorization for speciality medications. Basically, this means that the medication to treat your condition must be pre-approved before you can receive it. 

The good news is that Premier Pharmacy’s RAPIDx Prior Authorization Program works tirelessly with your doctor to identify and gather the necessary information. In doing so, we free up some time for your doctor and care team so that they can focus on giving you the care and attention you need. 

Financial Assistance Support

Specialty medication therapy can be costly even with insurance coverage. Our experienced and knowledgeable treatment advocates help in enrolling and obtaining treatment at an affordable cost by offering literature and information on:

  • Government funded programs

  • Disease specific foundations

  • Manufacturer assistance programs

  • Co-payment cards

For uninsured patients we assist with enrollment in manufacturer sponsored free drug programs.

Medication & HIV Information

HIV Medication List: AIDS info 

HIV Information: HIV.gov 

 

 

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Resources  

Online and in-person local support groups are available for people with HIV/AIDS and for their family or friends. Support groups provide a safe place to share your feelings and to help with the emotional aspect of living with HIV/AIDS. Various support groups are available to suit your needs and some provide  access to a licensed social workers. Some available resources are: 

THE TRIBE WELLNESS COMMUNITY   
THE STI PROJECT 

Patient Services

Premier Pharmacy has highly trained staff, who specializes in HIV/AIDS, available  24/7/365. Our HIV/AIDS Team is dedicated to helping you from the minute we receive your prescription and throughout your journey. 

We are here for you and will: 

  • Partner you with a Treatment Advocate who will serve as your go to person and whom you will have direct access to
  • Work directly with your doctor and insurance to get pre-authorization for your medication so you can start as quickly as possible 
  • Secure funding from manufactures or organization to help cover the cost of the medication  
  • Provide education on your medication and diagnosis