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Pre-hospital Management For Hepatitis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Maryland Hospital Hires Lab Management Firm

Maryland General Hospital, which has acknowledged sending 460 suspect HIV and hepatitis C test results to patients over a 14-month period ending in August, has hired a company to manage and review its laboratories. In a statement issued late... Read more »
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Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

Table of Contents Introduction HIV/HCV Coinfection HIV/HBV Coinfection New Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut VA Hospital Leading Attack on Hepatitis C

At the West Haven, Conn., Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital, a small group of patients assembles most Thursday afternoons to take part in a treatment protocol of new antiviral drugs for a common disease that they share -- hepatitis C. West Haven... Read more »
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Hepatitis B pre-existing condition

I have been receiving treatment for Hepatitis B for about 2 years. Employment terminated. Is there insurer in southern California who will issue a policy to an individual with Hepatitis B? Thank you....
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
If your coverage ended due to termination of employment, you should elect COBRA and at the end of COBRA apply for a HIPAA policy.... Read more »

Restrictions on pre- and practicing health professionals w/ viral diseases?

Here's a policy question. I was curious if there are currently any restrictions in the united states regarding the eligibility of pre-health (medical/dental/nursing students) and praticing health professionals (medical/dental/nursing/etc.) who...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
As far as I know, the only HIV-related limitations on medical practice concern people who plan to become surgeons, or who already are practicing as surgeons. The issue is not viral diseases per se; the issue is bloodborne viruses. Similar... Read more »

pre-diagnosis nutrition

Dr. Bob,If I'm currently in the "window period" for possible HIV infection, would restructuring my diet and beginning on a multivitamin as a precaution be a good idea? Which type of multivitamin would you suggest? What other methods...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Window period or no window period. HIV or no HIV. A good healthy diet promotes good health! It really is just that simple. (See below.)As for which type of multivitamins you should use, I'd suggest an inexpensive one! Compare labels and get... Read more »

Elevated liver enzymes pre-HIV and pre-meds

Hi Dr HolodniyI had ALT;17 and AST:48 last year when I was HIV negative. Three months after seroconversion, both numbers are in the 80s. I have been tested negative for HBV and HCV in the most recent blood work. I am not on any medication (HAART or...
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
One can certainly see elevated liver enzymes as a result of acute HIV infection. Three months after HIV infection is a bit long to see elevated enzymes, although it is possible. In addition to alcohol, Hepatitis viruses, other medications, or over... Read more »
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How do you manage your health care?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
HIV/AIDS is a complicated web of conditions made more complicated by the interaction of the meds on our body chemistries. I would think that a specialty would have developed over the last 25 years that focused on the long term management of people... Read more »

Naval Hospital Bethesda 1986

Posted by jpk, 1 Reply
I tested positive in May of 1986 and was transferred to Naval Hospital Bethesda for evaluation and treatment. I would like to hear from anybody else who was there during 1986-88.

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Fiance in the hospital with PCP

Posted by schedir81, 4 Replies
Hello, I just brought my girl to the hospital today and she is being treated for pcp. She stopped taking her meds around 3 to four years ago after an incident in her life threw her in complete denial.

She was afraid of me leaving her and for not... Read more »

Case Managers NYC

Posted by Anonymous
Case Managers Needed

AIDS Service Center NYC
Provide comprehensive case management services for a team (CM/ACM/CFW) caseload of 30-50 people living with HIV and their family members. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: implementing case... Read more »