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best aids drs in la

Apr 30, 2007

My cousin is moving to LA in a week or so and I would like to find the best aids doctors there as his condition is critical as he has advanced aids with only a few T-cells now though outwardly he looks perfectly normal. I may have to move with him to help him so I would probably live on the west side (eg West Hollywood, West LA and probably would look for someone there. I know Cedars Sinai is supposed to be a great hospital but I dont know if they have a well respected desginated aids center or if there are other facilities. You'd know where the best place to go is more than I would. He also has developed a double ulcer in his rectum as a result of a negligent appendectomy and his doctor in NY had suggested he go into a rest home or recovery facility to heal and get onto anti retrovirals as he was approved to take TMC 125 but hasnt started because he's now leaving NY so hes not on any medicines at the moment. Needless to say I greatly need your help. He has medicaid and medicare. He will be initially staying in Long Beach with his sister in law so if you know of anyone there as a backup. Thank you for taking the time to help me. Dennis

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Dennis,

If you are looking for someone hooked up with a large medical center with a well established HIV/AIDS program, I'd recommend Ron Mitsuyasu at UCLA. He's excellent, both extremely competent and highly compassionate. He also has access to all HIV clinical trials and expanded access programs. If you see him, please give him my best wishes.

Luck to you and your cousin.

Dr. Bob

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