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As one of Medicare’s six protected drug classes, antiretrovirals are now under attack. The new proposed rule by the Administration – Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out of Pocket Expenses – would substantively damage the way antiretrovirals are covered under Medicare Part D. It would reduce the number of medications available and force prescribers to navigate burdensome obstacles that will delay and possibly block patients’ access to some prescribed treatments. 

Prescribing less than optimal therapy has long-term negative health consequences. HIV care providers need all of the available treatment options to keep HIV patients healthy and reduce transmission. 

This rule change will have a devastating effect. At least 25% of all people living with HIV in the U.S. rely on Medicare as their insurer. Their access to life-giving medicines could be affected. This proposed rule is dangerous and unethical: It does not save costs to Medicare and it does not save lives. 

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Protected Medicare Classes


202-224-3121

Urge Congress to Protect HIV Patients by Preserving Protected Classes in Medicare Part D.

AAHIVM, the nation’s leading organization of HIV care providers, strongly opposes any policy adjustment that weakens or disrupts providers’ ability to prescribe the right medications for each of their patients, as well as the essential drugs in the other five protected classes.

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These life-saving treatments allow people living with HIV to enjoy long, healthy lives and reduce the chance of transmitting the disease to others.William ShortDarlene KingAngela KapalkoJimmy Orrel

Patients and Health Care Providers Speak Out  


202-224-3121

Urge Congress to Protect HIV Patients by Preserving Protected Classes in Medicare Part D.

AAHIVM, the nation’s leading organization of HIV care providers, strongly opposes any policy adjustment that weakens or disrupts providers’ ability to prescribe the right medications for each of their patients, as well as the essential drugs in the other five protected classes.

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