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Compassionate Care: Alternative Treatment for Symptoms of HIV/AIDS Available in NY

Medical Card for Compassionate Care

Getting treatmeted begins by seeing a qualified physician to certify you for a medical card that can be used to obtain alternative treatments from a NY dispensary.


HIV or the human immunodeficiency virus infects T-cells, and interferes with their ability to fight off infection.

HIV Symptoms

People living with HIV may have symptoms from the virus or from medications used to treat it such as abdominal pain and diarrhea, anxiety and depression, nausea and vomiting as well as weight loss. Many of these symptoms–especially pain symptoms–respond well to treatments available through the NY Compassionate Care Act.

Compassionate Care Alternative Treatment Steps

Obtain certification from a qualified physician

Apply for your medical card online

Receive your medical card in the mail

Visit a dispensary to obtain medicine

Alternative HIV/AIDS Symptomatic Treatment

HIV Medications work very well for most people to minimize the prescence of HIV in your body. But many people experience presistent side effects from chronic HIV infection or from the medications. Treatments available through the NY Compassionate Care Act work well to relieve pain, abdominal cramsp, muscle spasms, nausea and weight loss.

Qualifying for Ulcerative Colitis Treatment

When Symptoms like chronic pain, nausea and weight loss persist despite using other symptomatic treatments you may qualify for compassionate care treatment. Treatment available through the NY Compassionate Care Act should always be supervised closely by a qualified physician. Following up regularly with a qualified physician and your regular infectious disease physician will help ensure the benefits of treatment are realized and the risks of side effects are reduced.


AvatarAbout the author: Dr. Michael Morgenstern is a double board certified neurologist and expert on alternative treatments available through the NY Compassionate Care Program. He is founder of NYMMA and has helped hundreds of patients with compassionate care treatments in Manhattan, Queens and Long Island. This website is part of a non-profit, the NYMMA that is set up to educate you about compassionate care treatments. It does not provide any services or products. Click here to learn more about our organization or feel free to contact us by email or phone.


The NYMMA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving and advancing compassionate care treatment in New York. NYMMAs aims to:


  • Increase awareness about compassionate care treatments
  • Publish content to inform patients about the benefits and risks of compassionate care
  • Educate physicians about the best practices for compassionate care
  • Collaborate with other groups to create publications that help patients, physicians and organizations to navigate complex rules and regulations related to compassionate care



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