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HIV-AIDS

Overview

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV attacks specific cells in the immune system, and the weakened immune system is less able to fight off infections and diseases.

There is no cure for HIV or AIDS, but medications can control HIV to slow its progress in destroying T cells in the immune system. That means that people who have HIV can live longer, healthier lives with treatment. If treatment begins before HIV is advanced, patients may develop AIDS much later or not at all. AIDS is the final and most advanced stage of HIV infection.

Treatment Counseling

At Vivo Health, our pharmacists specialize in specific conditions, including HIV and AIDS. Our experts will ensure that you understand every aspect of your treatment plans, and our certified American Academy of Medicine HIV pharmacist is available for consultation. We provide adherence assistance, including medication refill reminders, as well as pill packs to help manage your medications.

Access to Specialty Medications

We provide fast and convenient access to a wide range of treatments. Need your specialty medications now? We also provide free home delivery to patients in our service area.

Financial Assistance

We understand that the cost of HIV and AIDS medications can be significant. That’s why we work hard to find any applicable copay cards, manufacturer programs, and third-party foundations that offer extra financial support. For additional information, please visit our financial assistance page or contact us.

Support Services

At Vivo Health Pharmacy, we understand that finding resources and joining supportive communities are key to your treatment. Here are some of the tools and support groups we recommend:

  • The Alliance: The Alliance was founded in 1993 to support community groups in countries that were most affected by the AIDS crisis. Its list of resources reflects 20 years of combatting the HIV epidemic at the community and global levels.
  • American Psychological Association: APA has compiled HIV/AIDS-related online resources for psychologists, health professionals, students, policymakers, and the general public.
  • Women’s Support Group: This group for HIV-infected women meets at the Center for AIDS Research and Treatment in Manhasset.