Email 539: Maintenance Medicines for HIV?

Posted by Pozziepinoy on 8:10 PM

ask ko lang po mahal po ba ang maintenance ng gamot ng hiv positive?? wala po kasi akong magandang trabaho pang suporta sa gamutan..


I would like to ask if the maintenance medicines for HIV are expensive? I don't have a stable job to support the treatment.


Hi there.

Thank you for your email. Thank you for finding the blog and sharing your concerns.

There are FREE ARV's or the HIV medicines in the Philippines, if we are talking about HIV treatment only. However, if we are talking about other infections that are brought about by the weakened immune system that is caused by HIV, then it is a different matter. The treatment of these infections are not free anymore and are not by the HIV/AIDS Treatment hubs all over the country. 

My best advice to you is to take the HIV test now and if it turns out to be positive, then take the baseline tests in any hub. It is better to know the status of your health than to spend money on treatment because you delayed knowing your HIV status.

I hope I was able to answer your question. Feel free to email me again if you have other concerns.

Stay healthy,

NO PLHIV is alone with his or her struggle with HIV!"


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