Shopping for HIV Coverage : How We Did It - by Tim Murphy

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How We Did It

by Tim Murphy

BayerDavid Bayer, 49, San Diego
Store manager
Diagnosed with HIV in 1990
“ADAP has always been a lifeline for me. I’ve depended on it for years, either for paying for my meds in full, or now just paying my co-pays on my job insurance. They’d cost me approximately $400 a month otherwise.”



MontesJoann Montes, 48, Chicago
Consumer relations coordinator
Diagnosed with HIV in 1999
“I use a pharma assistance program (PAP) for the co-pay of my current regimen. Through the years I’ve paid for my meds through ADAP, Medicaid and private insurance. The most nerve-wrecking moments were when I lost my job and had to apply for ADAP. The transition wasn’t smooth, and I had to rely on medication donations from a local AIDS group. At any rate, I am grateful I’ve had access to treatment this whole time.”



WinfreyKenneth Winfrey, 40, Albuquerque
Part-time clinical social worker
Diagnosed with HIV in 1999
“My meds were initially covered by my employer’s insurance plan. After leaving that position due to my health, my COBRA plan was covered by ADAP. After that, I was placed into Medicaid/Medicare under Social Security’s Working While Disabled Program. I’m grateful I’ve had coverage that provided for all my needs, and for the folks who helped me out when I wasn’t able to understand how my meds and care would be covered.”



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