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What Are the Costs of HIV Treatment?

by Ian Hill, KQED News

Workers hang a red ribbon on the White House before World AIDS Day, 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Workers hang a red ribbon on the White House before World AIDS Day, 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Living with HIV is not cheap. Earlier this year NPR reported that monthly HIV treatments can cost between $2,000-$5,000 and that the lifetime cost of treatment is estimated at more than a half-million dollars. While public assistance programs can help cover some treatments, some people still find it a challenge to pay for the drugs they need to survive.

In advance of World AIDS Day this Saturday, KQED wants to know how the cost of treatments has affected people living with HIV. If you’re HIV positive, you can help inform our reporting by filling out the form below. The information you provide may be used in a future blog post or in our reporting on radio, unless otherwise noted. Continue reading