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Limits Proposed for Medicaid Coverage of HIV Meds

Limits Proposed for Medicaid Coverage of HIV Meds

Advocates are sounding alarms after the Trump administration on Monday unveiled a proposal that, if implemented, would lower the number of HIV drugs available to Medicare recipients beginning in 2020.

The proposal, which also reduces the drugs available to people with cancer, depression, and other health conditions, is being framed by the Trump administration as a cost-cutting initiative by creating leverage for Medicare-contracted insurance companies in… read more

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A myHIVteam Member said:

Rickstar: Yes I saw this news on my MSN home page a couple of days ago. I think this is Trumps way of saving medicare money by depriving people with… read more

posted 7 months ago
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weight Gain and HIV

weight Gain and HIV

When I first got Dx in 1998 my weight was 145-155 which I always managed I started Atripla and first thing I noticed was my hair thinning soon after I noticed a slow weight gain i eventually was switched to Striblid around 2012 and soon after the pounds kept coming even faster from 145-155 to 180 then I was switch to because my kidneys where being affected now on Genvoya about two years now and more weight gain now am at 198 and I am only 5’7-8 and this secretly has me very depress and my… read more

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A myHIVteam Member said:

before HIV i as married and weighed 125 at the most,i got hiv and left my bitchy ex wife, because m DR said i wasvdieing so i put on five pounds in… read more

posted 7 months ago
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Proposal on books to limit HIV drugs thru Medicare

Proposal on books to limit HIV drugs thru Medicare

Advocates are sounding alarms after the Trump administration on Monday unveiled a proposal that, if implemented, would lower the number of HIV drugs available to Medicare recipients beginning in 2020.

The proposal, which also reduces the drugs available to people with cancer, depression, and other health conditions, is being framed by the Trump administration as a cost-cutting initiative by creating leverage for Medicare-contracted insurance companies in… read more

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A myHIVteam Member said:

This Trump administration is pro money , get it from the underprivileged.

posted 8 months ago
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Do you have another condition besides HIV? breast cancer? crohns? heart disease? depression?

Do you have another condition besides HIV? breast cancer? crohns? heart disease? depression?

If you are having other ailments that you are dealing with alongside with HIV, or even know somebody who is dealing with something who is not HIV+, check out this link: https://www.myhealthteams.com/. They have 27 conditions currently that is formatted like the HIV site here, for support for that specific condition. Please spread the word!

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A myHIVteam Member said:

Asthma high cholesterol epilepsy sinuses

posted over 1 year ago
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Is anyone on Testosterone teraphy ?

Is anyone on Testosterone teraphy ?

My Dr and I notice my fatigue will not go away and I feel depress so we check all my blood test and we notice my testosterone levels were low so he put me in testosterone levels is anyone who is HIV+ and I’m testosterone teraphy as well ? And what is the side affects? Just curious to know

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A myHIVteam Member said:

I have been on testosterone for several years. Not for lack of drive or disfunction, but fatigue. It has helped some. No side effects.

posted 10 months ago
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Are there any recovering alcoholics on here that are on ART and suffer from any mental illnesses?

Are there any recovering alcoholics on here that are on ART and suffer from any mental illnesses?

I’m a recovering alcoholic who’s had hiv, which progressed to aids, for about 4 years. Before I was diagnosed I had no mental illnesses but now I have been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and ptsd, depression, etc. I’m really concerned with my health because I feel like I’m dying everyday. Are their any others who can relate? If so how are you able to cope with it. I also smoke cigarettes heavily and am running… read more

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A myHIVteam Member said:

I understand I have Bi Polar and major depression and ptsd and anxiety I'm on 5 different meds every day and I'm a recovering alcoholic and addict if… read more

edited, originally posted over 1 year ago
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How do u forgive a person for giving u the virus?

How do u forgive a person for giving u the virus?

It's bn many years since I was diagnosed and I can't forgive the person who gave me this in matter of fact I hate him, but I can't put all the blame in him I should hv made sure he wore that condom. It's bn hard for me to try to fall in love again. I push people away when I feel we r getting too close because most people think just because u r Hiv+ they think u hv AIDS. When I think about the happiness I get depressed again cause I hv to tell them that I'm Hiv+… read more

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A myHIVteam Member said:

Some touching real life experiences.....spent my entire life avoiding this then all it took was one night n a burst condom somewhere in Indiana n we… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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The amount of of pills you are taking daily

The amount of of pills you are taking daily

I was just wondering how many pills does every one take in a day? I myself take over 15. Some our for hiv, seizures and other things. I've tried to take myself off a few but It didn't work. This is why filling my pill box up weekly depressing.

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A myHIVteam Member said:

Oh I did forget 1 meclazine as needed for vertigo.

posted almost 2 years ago
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How do you maintain a healthy mental state as well as a healthy status

How do you maintain a healthy mental state as well as a healthy status

Sometimes in being HIV positive for longer than 10 years you learn how to put on a front a mask and before ripping the mask off you find your mental being discombobulated because of Shoulda Coulda Woulda and what would they think and what someone's expectations are and can you just be fine in your own HIV body .How not to become depressed how not to become withdrawn or alienate yourself @A myHIVteam Member. Sometimes different struggles and… read more

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A myHIVteam Member said:

I do the exact same thing.

posted over 2 years ago
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