Co-Pay Programs for HIV

These programs offer assistance to people with private health insurance for the co-payments required to obtain HIV drugs at the pharmacy. Some companies offer co-pay assistance for all of their drugs, including non-HIV drugs.

ABBVIE (formerly Abbott)

Drugs covered: Kaletra, Norvir
Contact Information: 800-222-6885, or go to the product websites (e.g. www.kaletra.com)
Program Details:  The co-pay assistance covers the first $200 per Kaletra prescription per month, and the first $50 per Norvir prescription per month. Currently, a person must reapply for the program each year. The program is accessible online or through healthcare providers.

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (BI)

Drugs covered: Viramune XR
Contact Information: The BI co-pay card is distributed by health care providers, HIV service providers and pharmacies only.
Program Details: The co-pay assistance starts after the first $25 paid by the consumer, then unlimited co-pay coverage. The program does not cover Aptivus prescriptions, nor does it cover Viramune IR, which is now available as generic. Previously a person needed to reapply for the program each year, however those who plan to or are currently enrolled in the co-pay program are now covered through December, 2013. The program is accessible through healthcare providers, community based organizations and pharmacies.

BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB (BMS)

Drugs covered: Atripla, Reyataz and Sustiva
Contact Information: 888-281-8981 for Sustiva and Reyataz or 866-784-3431 for Atripla or go to the product websites (e.g. www.sustiva.com)
Program Details: The program covers the first $200 per-month of your co-payment for Reyataz and Sustiva, and the first $400 for Atripla. Currently, a person must reapply for the program each year.  The program is accessible online or through healthcare providers.

GENENTECH/ROCHE

HIV Drugs covered: Fuzeon
Contact Information:  866-422-2377, or go to www.genentech-access.com.
Program Details:  Makes contributions to non-profit programs that will cover co-pays for both private insurance patients and Medicare Part D patients.

GILEAD SCIENCES

Drugs covered: Atripla, Complera, Emtriva, Stribild, Truvada, Viread
Contact Information: 877-505-6986 or go to product websites (e.g. www.truvada.com)
Program Details: The program covers the first $400 per-month of your co-payment for Atripla, Complera, and Stribild; and the first $200 per month of your co-payment for Emtriva, Truvada and Viread. The program automatically renews annually for enrolled patients. The program is accessible through healthcare providers, community based organizations and pharmacies.

JANSSEN THERAPEUTICS (formerly Tibotec Therapeutics)

Drugs covered: Edurant, Intelence, Prezista
Contact Information: 866-961-7169 or go to product websites (e.g. www.prezista.com).  You can also get all of the relevant information or forms including an instant savings card at www.janssentherapeutics.com.
Program Details: After paying the first $5 of your co-payment, there is no limit on the amount of the remaining co-pay Janssen will cover. Currently, you must reapply for the program each year.  The program is accessible online or through healthcare providers.

MERCK & CO.

Drugs covered: Isentress
Contact Information: 855-834-3467 or www.isentress.com
Program Details: The program covers the first $400 per-month of your co-payment for Merck HIV products. Currently, a person must reapply for the program each year. The program is accessible online or through healthcare providers. Merck will not be extending their co-pay programs to Affordable Care Act clients, but they will cover patients who cannot afford Isentress on their Patient Assistance Program; for details go to www.isentress.com.

ViiV HEALTHCARE (formerly GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer)

Drugs covered: Combivir, Epivir, Epzicom, Lexiva, Rescriptor, Retrovir, Selzentry, Trizivir, Viracept and Ziagen.
Contact Information: Call 1-877-844-8872. You can get the card from your provider or print out the card online at www.mysupportcard.com, or call the number above. To activate the new card, call 855-208-3317 or go to www.activatethecard.com/gsk.
Program Details: The program now covers the first $200 per-month of your co-payment on each ViiV prescription. ViiV has not yet decided if they will be extending their co-pay programs to Affordable Care Act clients, but they may cover patients who cannot afford their drugs on their Patient Assistance Program; go to viivhealthcareforyou.com.