Experts in HIV Pharmacy Services

We deliver results. Rapid prior authorization approvals. Personalized counseling. Automatic refill reminders. Patient co-pay assistance. Free home or office delivery.

Our team of pharmacists and technicians help patients receive life-saving medications every day. Call (800) 877-0337 today or use our contact form below to get started. Drug Mart is a licensed pharmacy in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

We're Here For Your Health

Our specially trained pharmacists are here to support you. From HIV testing, medication counseling to finding financial assistance, we can help every step of the way.

We're Here For Your Health

Our specially trained pharmacists are here to support you. From HIV testing, medication counseling to finding financial assistance, we can help every step of the way.

How can we help you?

Fill out this form and a member of the pharmacy staff will contact you. For faster service, call us at (800) 877-0337.

Specialized support for HIV/AIDS. Drug Mart pharmacy is experienced in dispensing HIV drugs and coordinates personalized support for patients. If you are a doctor, please contact us at (800) 877-0337 if you have any questions or need to phone a prescription.
 

To make sure your needs are met, here are some of the services and support you can expect:

Our services are designed to help you better understand and manage your condition and medication therapy to enhance your quality of life. Our skilled pharmacists are a valuable part of your care team. Not only can they provide your medications in a timely and convenient manner, they can also support you in managing your health condition and therapy for as long as your treatment requires.

HIV DRUG GUIDE

FAQs

Our pharmacists are experts in managing HIV/AIDS, medication therapy and finding valuable treatment resources. We carry all the latest HIV medications so you never have to wait to receive your medication. You can rest assured that you have picked a partner who will work with you and your doctor to achieve your treatment goals.

Drug Mart Pharmacy stocks all of the latest HIV/AIDS medications, including antiviral drugs, antiretroviral drugs and growth factors.

Drug Mart offers free prescription delivery to any location (home or office) in New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania.

Drug Mart is licensed in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. If you live in one of these States, complete the form at Get Started, and our pharmacy team will handle the rest.

Yes. Drug Mart offers the blister pack, multi-dose medication packaging to any patient who take more than 5 medications per day. Each pack is made up of 28 individual blisters containing a person’s prescribed medication for a specific time and date. This service is completely free-of-charge.

Manufacturers have prescription copay assistance programs. Our staff is trained to find these savings and help lower the price you pay for your prescription. In most cases, patients pay zero dollar out-of-pocket for their HIV prescription medications.

Our staff at Drug Mart can help enroll you in the AIDS Drug Distribution Program (ADDP also known as the Ryan White Program) or find financial assistance through a foundation so you get your medicine right away.

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus, and AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) is a condition. HIV can be transmitted between people and can lead to AIDS. HIV lowers the immune system leading to more infections. AIDS is diagnosed when a person with an HIV infection gets an opportunistic infection or his or her immune cells called CD4 cells drop below a certain level.

Prevalence stands for the percentage of a population with a disease state. The prevalence of HIV is increasing because HIV patients are living longer with the newer and more advanced medications. Incidence stands for the percentage of new cases of HIV in the population. The incidence of HIV is decreasing because more people are educated about safe practices of preventing HIV.

Over time, HIV slowly destroys CD4 cells. The CD4 cell is a type of white blood cell that helps the body fight off infections. When a person’s viral load (the number of copies of the virus) increases, the number of CD4 cells decrease. With low CD4 cell levels, the patient is at a higher risk of developing infections.

Within 2-4 weeks of infection, patients may start to experience flu-like symptoms with a rash. During this time, large numbers of the virus are being replicated in the body, which can cause the number of CD4 cells to drop rapidly. The patient is at the highest risk of transmitting HIV to other people in this early stage because of the high amount of HIV copies in the blood stream. After these 4 weeks, the body will start to respond and destroy the viral cells to reach a viral set point. While taking medications for HIV, the virus can enter a stage of latency for several decades. For patients not on medications for HIV, the latency stage will last for an average of 10 years. During the latency stage, the virus continues to replicate at low levels without producing symptoms. If a patient stops taking medications for HIV, then the virus will start to replicate at higher levels generating symptoms. Without any treatment, patients live for about 3 years on average.

HIV can be transmitted through contact with HIV infected blood, semen, and vaginal fluids. HIV cannot be transmitted through sweat, tears, saliva, vomit, urine, and stool.

Latex condoms should be used during sexual intercourse to prevent transmission of HIV. If a person has a latex allergy, polyurethane condoms should be used. Avoid natural membrane condoms, such as those made with lambskin. Water-based lubricants, such as K-Y jelly, should be used with condoms if a lubricant is desired, oil-based lubricants, such as Vaseline, should never be used with condoms because they can cause the condom to tear.  The most effective method of preventing sexual transmission of HIV is abstinence.

Testing is part of every sexually active patient’s annual physical check-up during the ages of 13-64. People at high risk of HIV should test yearly with their healthcare provider, those at risk include men who have sex with men (MSM), persons with multiple sex partners, drug users, Hepatitis B patients, and incarcerated persons.  Patients can also purchase OraQuick over-the-counter at the pharmacy to self-test with results recorded in 20 minutes. If a patient is concerned about being infected, it is recommended to schedule an appointment with a primary care physician as soon as possible.

It is important to discuss with your healthcare provider if you are at risk of being exposed to HIV. Patients that might be candidates for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) are those that practice unsafe sex, syringe drug use or who have a HIV positive partner. If you meet any of the above criteria speak with your healthcare provider today on health alternatives to avoid contracting HIV.

Studies have shown that taking a medication called Truvada, a combination tablet of two different antiretroviral medications, will significantly reduce HIV transmission risks. Patients who have had recent exposure (maximum 72 hours) or believe they may have been exposed may be given a 28 day regimen of Truvada. See your healthcare provider for more information. However, even after 72 hours, it is essential for patients to report any forms of exposure to their healthcare provider.

Guidelines recommend any patient infected with HIV be treated with antiretroviral medication. However, medication therapy should be strongly recommended if the patient is symptomatic, has a CD4 count less than 500 cells/mL, or is co-infected with hepatitis. Medications should only be started in patients that are willing to begin treatment. Poor adherence to HIV medications may increase the risk of resistance and treatment failure.

The goal is to reduce and maintain blood HIV RNA levels at undetectable levels, increase CD4 cell levels to greater than 500 cells/mm3, prevent the development of other diseases and infections, avoid transmitting HIV to others, improve quality of life, and extend life expectancy.

There are many different classes of HIV medications that work in various ways. For example, HIV medications can prevent the virus from entering healthy cells, replicating inside of healthy cells, and integrating into the healthy cell’s DNA.

Persons infected with HIV should be on antiretroviral medication as prescribed. Taking antiretroviral medications not as directed or not at all can promote resistance making successful treatment difficult. With the recent boom in HIV research and drug development, many alternative medications exist that can be used to substitute a certain drug that is causing side effects. It is important for each patient to discuss any medication intolerances with their physician and pharmacist to allow for appropriate changes in therapy regimens.

When HIV is resistant, the virus no longer responds to certain medications and the virus will start to multiply. HIV resistance can be prevented by taking medications as directed and avoiding contact with blood or genital secretions infected with HIV. Even if both persons are infected with HIV, it is still necessary to wear latex condoms and use clean needles to prevent co-mingling viruses and viral drug resistance.

Yes, HIV medications have many drug interactions and every new medication started should be discussed with your physician and pharmacist. Even alternative and herbal medicines can interact with your HIV medications; some examples are St. John’s Wort or Garlic tablets.

People with HIV may benefit from taking supplements of the following vitamins and minerals: 

  • B Vitamins: Vitamin B-1 (Thiamine), Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin), and Folate (Folic Acid).
  • Niacin, also a B vitamin, can help increase good cholesterol and decrease bad cholesterol.
  • Other Vitamins: Vitamin D3 is often very low in people with HIV, especially people of color. Vitamin C can also help immune function.
  • Antioxidants, including beta-carotene (the body breaks down beta-carotene to make Vitamin A), selenium, Vitamin E (Tocopherol), and Vitamin C.
  • Magnesium, Selenium, Calcium and Zinc

Always consult your doctor or pharmacist prior to taking any vitamins or supplements as they may interact with your medication.

HIV Linked to Vitamin D Deficiency. Vitamin D is an important nutrient for bone health, calcium balance, and immune function — yet it often found to be low in many people living with HIV.

Call us at the pharmacy and we’ll be glad to answer any questions. You can reach us at (800) 877-0337.

More FAQs. Find answers to commonly asked questions at Pharmacy FAQs.

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"Always helpful to save money on medication and very kind."
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"Helpful and knowledgeable. Can't ask for better service, thank you!"
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"This is the best pharmacy I have ever been to. They are caring, helpful and treat you with respect."
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"My daughter was able to get emergency medication after hours within half hour of making the phone call to the 800#. I can't recommend Drug Mart more highly."
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"I've been going here for years since my doctor recommended this pharmacy. They're busier now then when I first started but their service is still top notch. Thanks again for all your help!"
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"They are most accommodating, courteous, friendly and professional pharmacist I've ever dealt with. I'm so grateful to call this pharmacy my own."
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"Always very caring when asking a question about your medication they know what they're talking about and they are very knowledgeable I've been going to them for oh my goodness since they opened up wow where did time go anyway my drug store for life thank you!"
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"This pharmacy is one of the best. Pharmacist has lots of knowledge and staff takes time to explain in detail. They do other half of what doctors should do. Also, no waiting like big name pharmacy. I highly recommend this pharmacy. They also deliver and ship to anywhere in USA."
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Chanice Dorsey
Chanice Dorsey
02:45 12 Mar 20
The staff at Drug Mart are truly an extension of my family. Vik offered me one of the greatest opportunities while in... nursing school, as a graduate, and as a working professional. He continues to encourage young adults to pursue their dreams and provides them with opportunities to be impactful within the community. You can’t get any better than this.read more
langston hannah
langston hannah
12:02 07 Mar 20
I am very pleased with the service that I receive from the pharmacy. The people who serve you are very helpful and... friendly and assist you in any way that they can. The pharmacist are well informed with your prescription needs, if there's a problem with anything you need they will do their best to resolve any issue you have. I recommend everyone to check them out and get their prescriptions filled at Drug Mart. I will always be a customer of Drug Mart because they are so good at what they do.read more
Yolanda Mesa
Yolanda Mesa
15:11 05 Mar 20
The best pharmacy I ever went. Staff is very polite and friendly. Very fast and they also deliver. One time I totally... forget about a medication and they went to my house.read more
tracey evans
tracey evans
16:32 03 Mar 20
Drug Mart is my family, I’ve been with them since day 1. I moved away for a few years to another state, I’ve been... back i NJ. a little over 5 years and I’m still a happy customer. They’re very friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful and understanding, prices are better then most..read more
Cassandra Hemby
Cassandra Hemby
21:33 28 Feb 20
I so appreciate the dear people @Drug Mart! I am recovering from cancer and one day while in Chemotherapy I was told I... would need a certain cream right away, but I wouldn't be able to pick it up that day.however there is this very courteous and sweet young lady named Michele that assured me it would be delivered to me in at my daughter's home in Woodbridge, NJ, because that is where I go after having treatment.The kind of caring and compassion received there have made the staff endearing to me and has restored my faith in customer service again.read more
Denise Eady
Denise Eady
20:38 24 Feb 20
I love this place. Best pharmacy around!!!. I have been using this pharmacy since it opened. Whenever I walk in,... everyone is very cordial and always pleasant and with a smile, and they always greet me by nmy name. Vic and the other Pharmacists are very knowledgeable, and the staff takes the time to explain any new medications in detail. If you are not able to pick up your prescriptions, they do HOME delivery which is great. I transferred from Walgreens pharmacy and I am so glad I did!!!read more
Jay Bhatt
Jay Bhatt
21:05 22 Feb 20
The quality of service provided by the pharmacist and the staff is excellent! I wouldn't go to any other pharmacy. They... truly care.read more
Cindy Hall
Cindy Hall
15:21 20 Feb 20
I never have to wait. This is the best pharmacy I ever went to. I highly recommend them to everyone!
Maisha Bryant
Maisha Bryant
00:32 20 Feb 20
I have known Vik and his family since they opened. They have bright back what it means to have a home town family... operated pharmacy. He remembers you, that you have had a baby etc. He is compassionate and always goes above and beyond. He trains his staff to pursue their own dreams. Some have gone on to school. My prayer is that God gives him a long healthy life and that his business continues to prosper. Oh and BTW if you move he does mail order so he can continue to be your pharmacist no need to switch!read more
Sharel E. Gordon-Love
Sharel E. Gordon-Love
19:46 19 Feb 20
My family has been with Drug Mart since they first open and we’ve received top notch service every single time. Vic... and the staff are very friendly, and we are greeted with a smileread more
Tammy Nichols
Tammy Nichols
23:23 18 Feb 20
I used to get my prescriptions at Cvs. But when Drug Mart open close to my house i figured I give then a try and have... not looked back. The staff is always kind, helpful, and considerate. LOVE THIS PLACE.❤read more
Yolanda Parker
Yolanda Parker
20:50 17 Feb 20
I enjoyed the customer service I experience when I go into this store the friendly atmosphere the warm welcome you get... upon entering and exitingread more
Mike Webb
Mike Webb
16:48 06 Feb 20
Great being able to pick up my meds at this pharmacy. They are the best!
Janet Bynum
Janet Bynum
18:21 28 Jan 20
Leaving his experience I had with Drug Mart it's coming there getting my medication and then delivering it to me very... happy who had Drug Mart in my life far as my medications is concerned I don't have to call for refills they deliver them to me I've been the drug mart play my medications concern about 7 years or more appreciate the people they appreciate me I'm happy with Drug Mart this is my the best pharmacist that I know thank youread more
james hunter
james hunter
21:25 24 Jan 20
Always ready to help! Any way possible thank you for all your years of service!
Michelle Reyes
Michelle Reyes
21:03 24 Jan 20
Awesome staff always willing to help out 🙂
cindy ortega
cindy ortega
20:41 24 Jan 20
I love this pharmacy. Everyone makes you feel like your family. Any issues with prescription they try to resolve it... asap. I recommend this pharmacy to everyone.read more
jacqueline wells
jacqueline wells
19:33 31 Dec 19
Drug mart has the most pleasant employees and the service is swift I can't say enough good things about this pharmacy... Thanks for your years of dedication and service in our communityread more
Chris Hanington
Chris Hanington
13:47 18 Jul 19
These people take great care of THEIR people. Impressive!
R Turner
R Turner
21:57 01 Jun 19
I've been going here for years since my doctor recommended this pharmacy. They're busier now then when I first started... but their service is still top notch. Thanks again for all your help!read more
John Aleksandrowicz
John Aleksandrowicz
22:21 14 Apr 19
Great pharmacy with great customer service. Vik is great. He obviously cares about people and understands the needs of... each. Thank you!read more
Karen T
Karen T
18:54 06 Jan 19
This pharmacy is the best! I left Walgreens and very glad I did. They take the time to explain my medicines and know me... by name. I recommended them to all my family and friends.read more
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