Medication costs can be a bitter pill to swallow, but are a necessity for living a healthy and fufilling life with HIV. If you're concerned about where the monthly cost of your perscription stacks up against other medication, take a look at the graph below.
If the cost of your HIV perscription is burdensome and becoming an issue that impacts your life in other ways, then it might be time to find a better treatment regiment that can accomidate your unique needs and lifestyle. For some people, changing medication can be a great thing and an improvement for their life, so don't be afraid to talk to your physician if you feel that it is time to change things up.
If you're comfortalbe with the regiment you're taking, but costs are still a burden, it may not be a bad idea to look into ADAP - federal funding allocated to each state to alleviate the burden of HIV medication costs. Plus Magazine has compiled a list of phone numbers and contact information for government officials in all 50 states for readers who are curious about ADAP funding.
If you're interested in changing your medication for any reason, or just don't feel comfortable with your current regiment it is strongly encouraged to talk with your physician to try and find the right regiment for your life.