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Treatment or not
Jun 3, 2006

I just tested positive for HIV and wonder what gteh guidelines are for treatment: how, what, how long etc. Also how does one find a doctor who is an expert? I am in Atlanta and just got my result from the Health Department. I dont have a doctor

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your post.

I'm sorry to hear about your recent diagnosis.

There's a wealth of information in the US Department of Health and Human Services Guidelines. Here's the link: http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/Guidelines/GuidelineDetail.aspx?MenuItem=Guidelines&Search=Off&GuidelineID=7&ClassID=1

As for doctors, I always advise talking to your local AIDS Service Organization (ASO; check out ASOfinder.com). Another useful resource is the American Academy of HIV Medicine's find a provider engine (AAHIVM.org). In Atlanta, there are excellent HIV services- to name a few, ARCA and Grady University hospital.

Good luck, BY



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