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The number of people infected with HIV is at an all-time high in the United States, with 1.2 million people living with HIV. The financial burden on people living with HIV has also skyrocketed, especially during in this  economy, which has led to increased rates of poverty and homelessness among them. Here are some ways that can help reduce the financial burden of HIV patients

Don’t Skip Medication

If you don’t follow your doctor’s instructions to the letter, you could be doing more harm than good. You should never skip medication or treatments that have been prescribed for you by a medical professional. Not only will this put you at risk of becoming seriously ill or even dying, but it can also result in an increased level of pain and discomfort over time. By skipping prescriptions, you are at risk of developing drug-resistant HIV which will mean that doctors will have to prescribe you more medicine and this will also lead to more costs.

Learn to Manage Your Money

If you are in financial difficulty, learning how to manage money is crucial. The first step in solving your financial problems is to have a clear view of where your money goes each month. This means keeping track of all your income and expenses over time so that you can identify areas where you can cut costs or save more money. Make an excel sheet or a diary and list down your expenses so that you can cut out those that are unnecessary.

Apply to Government-Run Housing Opportunities Program

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development has a Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS program that helps HIV patients with financial difficulties. Patients who get successfully enrolled in this program can use the provided funds for their health care, rent, and living expenses.

Apply for Prescription Assistance Programs

Many Americans are uninsured or underinsured, and prescription drugs can be extremely costly. Chronic illnesses now cost more than $3.8 trillion annually.  Fortunately, there are several free or low-cost prescription assistance programs available to help qualifying patients obtain the medications they need at little to no cost. To learn more about our prescription assistance program, click here.

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Register in a Prescription Assistance Program Today

HIV treatment can be very expensive which can add to the existing stress. At The Rx Helper, we help take some of the stress off of you. Our affordable prescription assistance programs help both uninsured and under-insured patients get access to the critical prescription drugs they need.

Visit our website to check our cost of service. Enroll in our low cost medication programs.