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HIV and AIDS Resources

Guidance for people who have Medicare and also have HIV/AIDS


Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: June 27, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has information for people who have Medicare and also have HIV/AIDS. Starting January 1, 2006, Medicare prescription drug coverage became available to everyone with Medicare. If you have both Medicaid and Medicare, then Medicare will help pay for your prescription drugs. You may qualify for extra help paying for your Medicare prescription drug costs. All Medicare drug plans will cover all antiretroviral medications. The publication "Your Guide to Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage" provides more information for people with Medicare and HIV/AIDS. The Related Links below provide information on general HIV/AIDS resources.

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DISCLAIMER: The contents of this database lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law (including Medicare Advantage Rate Announcements and Advance Notices) or as specifically incorporated into a contract. The Department may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on the guidance repository, except to establish historical facts.