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ViiV Healthcare Launches New Patient Assistance Program and Participation in Welvista Program for ADAP Waitlist Patients
  Dear Community Member,
ViiV Healthcare is committed to putting patients at the center of everything we do. We have met with many community leaders across the country and the key theme consistently identified was the need to help patients access medications. We have listened and we have responded. In 2010, we extended our patient savings card program and worked with the National State and Territorial AIDS Directors and the ADAP Crisis Task Force to address the unprecedented need for access to antiretroviral medicines through AIDS Drug Assistance Programs.
It gives me great pleasure to announce the implementation of ViiV Healthcare's newest access initiatives, effective January 1, 2011.
ViiV Healthcare Patient Assistance Program
The new program aims to do more to help increase access for patients who cannot afford their medication or those who were previously on medication who have now lost access due to increasing ADAP income thresholds.
Patients are eligible to receive medications produced by ViiV Healthcare up to one year and people who use Medicare Part D are eligible to receive medications for the remainder of the calendar year, once enrolled in the program.
Patients and patient advocates can visit ( which provides details about the program including products available, eligibility, and enrollment information.
Eligibility for ViiV Healthcare's new Patient Assistant Program includes:
· Patients without private or government supported prescription coverage and who's household income level is no greater than 500% of the Federal Poverty limit
· Patients on ADAP waitlists who meet the Federal Poverty Limit
· People who use Medicare Part D who have spent $600 or more in out-of-pocket and meet the Federal Poverty Limit
For more information about our Patient Assistance Program, please visit:
ViiV Healthcare Participation in the Welvista Program for those on ADAP Waiting Lists
ViiV Healthcare is piloting membership in the Welvista program, a nonprofit program to facilitate access to HIV medications for individuals currently on ADAP waiting lists. This one-year pilot will allow low-income patients who meet the eligibility requirements for the ViiV Healthcare Patient Assistance Program to access more of their HIV regimen through a single point of contact.
ViiV Healthcare is committed to advancing the treatment of people living with HIV and to broadening access for those who require life-saving treatment.
As always, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your continued support.
Kind regards,
Marc Meachem
Director, External Affairs North America
ViiV Healthcare
919.483.8756 office
919.949.3070 cell
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