You can go to the Greater than AIDS Web site and get a list of some of the providers and some of the programs that you can get that can help you get these medications for free. You can also talk to your local community based organizations or AIDS service organizations or ASO’s, or even the Departments of Health are actually very helpful with getting people providing services.
Don’t get stuck in your pride and say well I can’t tell the provider that I’m, I’m struggling with this. I’m just going to not my head and kind of follow what he or she is saying and then we’ll figure it out as we go along.
No. Tell them if you’re homeless, tell them if you’re struggling, tell them if you have some mental health issues, tell them if you’re worried about the cost because you don’t have insurance. The more information you give them, the more they can work with you.
Dr. David Malebranche, MD, MPH, a clinician-researcher specializing in HIV, gives the lowdown on all things HIV care and treatment in the latest installment of the #AskTheHIVDoc video series.