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Canadian Pharmacies Offers Cost Relief to Expensive HIV/AIDS Medications

Posted by on December 9th, 2011

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released on World Aids Day reveals that 3 out of 4 U.S HIV/AIDS patients struggle to maintain a proper medication regime to treat their disease because of the high cost of drugs. CanadaDrugs.com, the largest international mail-order pharmacy provider is offering price relief to these high costs.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Winnipeg, Manitoba – (December 5 2011)

Three out of four people with HIV in the United States do not have their infection under control, even though anti-HIV drugs have been available for more than 15 years, according to a study released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 1.2 million people in the U.S. have HIV, but 850,000 aren’t getting treatment regularly enough or maintaining the prescribed drug regime to keep the amount of virus in their bodies low enough to stop them from transmitting the virus to others or hurt their own health, according to the CDC report.

Only 28% of those with HIV are estimated to have low enough levels of virus to have their infections under control the CDC report asserts. It reveals that this number is so low because many do not know they are infected and those that have been diagnosed can’t afford treatment for their HIV, which the CDC estimates currently, costs $367,000 over a lifetime to treat. A major component of this high treatment cost is the regime of anti-HIV drugs which dramatically increase quality of life, extend lifespan for those infected, and can lower the risk of transmission. CanadaDrugs.com, the industry leading online Canadian Pharmacy has emerged as a source of significant cost relief to patients who have turned to an online pharmacy looking for discounted HIV/AIDS medication.

Standard first line therapy drugs that are the most commonly prescribed to U.S HIV/AIDS patients are readily available at significantly discounted rates from online pharmacies like Canada Drugs. Discount prescription medication from Canada Drugs ranges from 20%-80% off the U.S retail prices of comparable products and these savings add up to thousands of dollars a year to those U.S patients that are paying out-of-pocket for their HIV/AIDS medication. First line therapy drugs such as discount Efavirenz, Tenofovir, Emtricitabine, discount Atazanavir and Ritonavir-boosted Lopinavir are all available at significantly reduced costs from online pharmacies and can reduce the out-of-pocket expense for HIV/AIDS patients by over $1500 a month.

“The cost of HIV/AIDS medication for a patient without adequate health insurance can run thousands of dollars a month just in prescription medication costs. It’s not a surprise that the CDC study indicates that price is causing many to suffer without the treatment they need. Canada Drugs is safe, affordable option for Americans coping with these outrageous costs, “ said Brock Gunter-Smith, Chief Business Development Officer for Canada Drugs. “We’ll work with each patient on an individual level to access their current insurance, and see if buying from us directly offers savings relief. Sometimes a combination of insurance and Canada Drugs works out to offering the maximum savings available. We can work with each individual patient and find out what will make the most sense to him or her. We’re a company built on value and want to do whatever is best for each customer in terms of presenting them with possible cash savings on their prescription costs.”

CanadaDrugs.com offers the full range of pharmacist counselling available from a traditional brick-and-mortar pharmacy, which is essential in helping to work with HIV/AIDS patients on maintaining a proper drug regime. While each World AIDS Day brings more awareness and further medical advancements in the treatment of HIV/AIDS, the most essential thing is to ensure that those currently living with the disease have access to the prescription medication they need. The savings offered from online pharmacies can be essential lifeline to the hundreds of thousands of Americans that are finding the high cost of drugs to be a barrier in receiving proper treatment.


National HIV Testing Day and HIV/AIDS Meds from Canada Drugs

Posted by on June 29th, 2011

This week marked National HIV Testing Day, an annual day of action organized on behalf of the National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA). The annual event raises awareness of the continued need to remain vigilant of the need to be tested for HIV/AIDS, even 30 years after the first cases of AIDS were reported in the U.S and the disease became a national health crisis.

While the spread of HIV/AIDS has been stalled with a vigorous public health campaign and new treatments that have been developed since the 1980’s, National HIV Testing Day remains an important event. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention notes that 40 percent of people infected with HIV don’t find out they have a problem until they come down with full-blown AIDS, which dramatically affects that type of medication and other treatment they can receive to prolong their life and live with the disease.

According to the CDC, anyone who answers “yes” to one of the following questions should be regularly tested:

  • Have you injected drugs or steroids or shared equipment (such as needles, syringes, works) with others?
  • Have you had unprotected vaginal, anal, or oral sex with men who have sex with men, multiple partners, or anonymous partners?
  • Have you exchanged sex for drugs or money?
  • Have you been diagnosed with or treated for hepatitis, tuberculosis (TB), or a sexually transmitted disease (STD), like syphilis?
  • Have you had unprotected sex with someone who could answer yes to any of the above questions?

A testing site close to your home can be found on the CDC website by simply entering your address.

The cost of HIV/AIDS medication for those that have tested positive can be an incredible burden, because while great headway has been made in allowing people to live long after a positive diagnosis, there is still no cure or vaccine for the disease. A diagnosis will mean a complicated and expensive medication regime. At CanadaDrugs.com, Canadian Pharmacy, we assist many HIV/AIDS patients in having an affordable alternative to purchasing their literal life-saving drugs. The cost of HIV/AIDS medications can quickly drive most people into the level of catastrophic drug coverage in their insurance plans, but for those without insurance, or with inadequate coverage, we can help lower the costs on many of the first-line therapy drugs that are prescribed to treat HIV/AIDS. Our team of pharmacists act as a resource for more affordable access to standard first-line therapy combinations drugs such as: