HIV, AIDS and Prevention Information and Resources

Fund Status and Eligibility

Open - We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately.

Maximum Award Level: $7,500 Per Year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patient must be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
  • Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of HIV, AIDS, or be prescribed a treatment regimen for the prevention of HIV.
  • Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
  • Patient's income must fall below 400% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) with consideration of the Cost of Living Index (COLI) and the number in the household.

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Information About the Disease

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a virus that can lead to Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).  HIV attacks the body through three disease processes:  immunodeficiency, autoimmunity, and nervous system dysfunction.  By damaging your immune system, HIV interferes with your body's ability to fight the organisms that cause disease.  HIV affects specific cells of the immune system, called CD4 cells, or T cells. Over time, HIV can destroy so many of these cells that the body can’t fight off infections and disease. When this happens, HIV infection leads to AIDS.

Unlike some other viruses, the human body cannot get rid of HIV. There's no cure for HIV or AIDS, but there are medications that can dramatically slow the progression of the disease in a diagnosed individual.

In addition, there are available pharmaceutical options that can help prevent the HIV virus from establishing a permanent infection for those who have been exposed to the virus, are at high-risk of contracting the virus, or for mothers during pregnancy to prevent the transmission of their virus to their child.

Resources

HIV/AIDS on CDC Website

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/default.html/

Health Resources and Services Administration HIV/AIDS Programs

http://www.hab.hrsa.gov/

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program

http://www.hrsa.gov/ourstories/aids/

Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS

https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/hopwa/

HIV/AIDS Treatment Resources from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

http://www.hiv.va.gov/patient/treat/resources.asp

American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM)

http://www.aahivm.org/adap

 

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