Bristol-Myers Squibb: Ensuring Access to HIV/AIDS Medicine in the U.S.
Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Commitment to Ensuring Access to HIV/AIDS Medicine in the U.S.

For the last 20 years, Bristol-Myers Squibb has worked collaboratively with the HIV/AIDS community to help meet the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS. We are committed to helping ensure that people living with HIV and AIDS have access to our medicines.

We are proud to offer people living with HIV/AIDS multiple ways to obtain our medicines at reduced or no cost to the patient through our Bristol-Myers Squibb “Access Virology” program. We work directly with patients in need of assistance to evaluate their eligibility for multiple prescription assistance programs that we offer, including:

  • Our Access Virology Patient Assistance Program (PAP) provides:
    • Free Bristol-Myers Squibb HIV medicines to eligible patients based on medical and financial needs
    • “Fast tracking” of patients currently on an ADAP waiting list through accelerated advancement of their applications
    • A streamlined application process and eligibility criteria to help patients applying for medicine access

    People living with HIV or AIDS may apply for our PAP by calling the Access Virology Program toll-free at (888) 281-8981, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET or visiting to download an application.

  • REYATAZ® (atazanavir) and SUSTIVA® (efavirenz) Co-pay Benefit Program:
    • Designed for eligible patients with commercial insurance coverage
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb will pay the first $200/month ($2,400/year) of an eligible patient’s out-of-pocket co-pay costs for up to one year

    Benefit cards are available through healthcare providers or online at

In addition to our Access Virology programs, we also participate in two industry access programs:

  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance and Together Rx Access®:
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb participates in the innovative Partnership for Prescription Assistance program, which helps connect patients without prescription drug coverage to both public and private patient assistance programs
    • Together Rx Access® also offers eligible patients discounts for prescription medicines

    For information on the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, visit or call 888-4PPA-NOW (888-477-2669).

    For information on Together Rx Access, visit or call 800-444-4106.

We maintain an open dialogue with the HIV/AIDS community about Bristol-Myers Squibb’s access programs. Throughout the years, we have worked with, listened to, and learned from the community to enhance our programs to help patients access our medicines. As we have been for over 20 years, we remain committed to helping meet the needs of people living with HIV and AIDS – from developing medicines, to supporting disease education efforts and clinical research, and to improving access to medicines. We will not waver from that commitment.

Read our August 11, 2010, press release about our enhanced, multi-year agreement with the ADAP Crisis Task Force to help provide Bristol-Myers Squibb HIV medication to people living with HIV and AIDS.


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