Justin's HIV Journal

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Justin’s HIV Journal: Medco Pharmacy Gets Your HIV Medication in the Mail

Hello Everyone:

As most of you know getting your HIV Medication is an expensive, but with a Medco it can be a little less than going to your neighborhood pharmacy.

Right now I’m on Norvir, Truvada and Reyataz which is a good combination for me it seems to be working well. But getting my medication is harder than it sounds. My HIV medication cost around $1800.00 dollars. When I lived in Baltimore and worked in the medical field I had Blue Choice Medical Insurance that didn’t cover as much as I needed. My medications then cost me about $250.00 dollars. So when I moved to Laurel, Maryland and got a job with the Federal Government I chose Blue Cross Blue Shield. No that helped me a lot my medication cost me about $225.00 dollars, but that still wasn’t enough.

I needed my medication to be less expensive than that.

So then my friend Brian Moore told me about Medco and how you can be sent your medication in the mail. I never knew that a person could get their medications in the mail, least of all for HIV. So I went to the Medco website registered and filled out one of their online forms. I then faxed the form to my doctor and he faxed it with my prescriptions to Medco Pharmacy. I got my medications in about a 10 business days.

BUT that’s NOT the best part. I got 90 days worth of Norvir, Truvada and Reyataz and it cost me $65.00 a prescription. So $65.00 x 3 = $195.00 which will last me 3 months. It’s amazing.

Mind you it takes about a week to process especially for first time users of the pharmacy. I wanted to make sure EVERYONE knew about this service just in case they wanted to use it for HIV or any other medications they had.