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Medical Appointments And No Insurance For HIV Positive

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Night sweats with controlled hiv, necessary to make an appointment to my hiv doctor?

I know they are not related to any medication I'm taking, apart form a vitamin complex that i started taking 3 months ago i'm not doing anything different , and not to my hiv medication because they haven't changed for 5 years. I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.If you've been having the sweats for so many months, I'd recommend getting in to see your doctor. Not to increase your hypochondriacal traits, but there are health-related issues that can affect people with... Read more »

HIV+ What to ask at first appointment

I am about to have my first appointment with my doctor after testing positive for HIV. I have had an extensive blood workup and baseline CXR prior to this appointment and expect the results to be available at this upcoming appointment. Do I sit...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Hopefully, the provider you are seeing is an expert in HIV medicine and will provide you with some explanations to what some of the laboratory results mean. This website has an HIV101 section and great FAQ pages of commonly asked questions.... Read more »

HIV+ What to ask at first appointment

I am about to have my first appointment with my doctor after testing positive for HIV. I have had an extensive blood workup and baseline CXR prior to this appointment and expect the results to be available at this upcoming appointment. Do I sit back...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.It's important to listen to what your doctor has to say, but also important that you have a chance to ask your own questions. What is your doctor's treatment philosophy? How long has he or she been doing HIV... Read more »

HIV+ What to ask at first appointment

I am about to have my first appointment with my doctor after testing positive for HIV. I have had an extensive blood workup and baseline CXR prior to this appointment and expect the results to be available at this upcoming appointment. Do I sit back...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
For your part it makes sense to listen and see what he/she says about the results. Some important questions include: The CD4 count, percentage and CD4/CD8 ratio.Viral load. Discuss any other abnormal lab results.Hepatitis A,B,C status (may not be... Read more »
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Dr. Appointments

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am recently poz...I was wondering what the average appointment with the dr. is like. What do they do, I know that they take 3-5 viles of blood but do they do anything painful etc. Basically how bad are the visits?

I have only recently been... Read more »

Initial appointments - what is a typical timeline?

Posted by hamilton, 4 Replies
Hello all.

I was just diagnosed last month. After the first few rocky days, I am learning to cope better and better. I am currently living in Minnesota and the resources and non-profit organizations available here are very impressive thus far.

What... Read more »

Allergy doc appointment

Posted by FurryAquaMammal, 2 Replies
Today I met with my allergy dr to bring him up to speed on me testing pos, current treatments, etc. I get monthly venom injection due to bee, wasp, yellow jacket allergies. I found the exchange rather interesting as in the past they basically had... Read more »

medical treatment, insurance, etc

Posted by NicoleRose
Hi everyone! I've been a member of this board for years now. I've been on here for support, information and education.
I am writing a paper for English - the topic I was assigned was to write a persuasive essay on whether or not the US should provide... Read more »