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Acupuncture Hiv Practitioner

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Chinese Acupuncture

Some practitioners use small beads or tiny needles held in place with adhesive to keep pressure on an acupuncture point for a few days. What Are the Risks and Side Effects? Some people feel slight pain, numbness or tingling when acupuncture needles are inserted. Be certain that the acupuncturist uses sterile, disposable needles. In rare cases, people will feel dizzy or nauseated during acupuncture. There may be a drop of blood when a needle...
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Confidentiality for HIV testing through your general practitioner?

This may seem a really strange question. I remember reading somewhere that if you get tested for HIV through your general practitioner (or internal medicine doctor) then, regardless of the result, you may be refused mortgages, loans etc in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best way to get tested without it going on your medical record is by using an anonymous testing site; however, not all states have these sites, and even those that exist are reeling from ongoing budget cuts.Testing through your private... Read more »

Test Kits: Question from a Fellow Practitioner

Dear Holodniy, What commercial tests are there for detecting HIV "N" and "O" types - would appreciate if you can be specific on the test kit suppliers (if applicable)... I have a patient who had exposure in India which shared...
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
There is no N type test available to my knowledge. The O type test is by Organon Teknika: Vironostika HIV Uni-Form II plus O. MH... Read more »

General Practitioner

Hi Doc-How reasonable is to expect my GP to suspect or determine HIV? I've had many labs done over the years including TSH levels.Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,How "reasonable" is it? I'd say completely unreasonable! Listen up: TSH levels have nothing to do with HIV (other than they both have an "H" in them) and general practitioners are not mind readers! You are the one who... Read more »

Finding a general practitioner

Hello, my question is that I don't know how to find a general physician that sees HIV patients. I tested positive through a clinic and found an infectious disease doctor who put me on atripla, dapsone, zithromax, and valcyte. My HIV doc says...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
While it is not uncommon for specialists to limit their scope of practice to a specific area of medicine, it places the responsibility onto the patient to become their own advocate in terms of communication and coordination of care among their... Read more »
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Wanted: Nurse Practitioner position

Posted by holladaytn, 1 Reply
I am a newly diagnosed HIV+ man looking for a Nurse Practitioner position. I have 14 years critical care Registered Nurse experience working in a inner city Level One trauma center, then went back to school and got my Family Nurse Practitioner... Read more »

Acupuncture and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
HI. I'm looking for people who may be interested in participating in a research about acupuncture and HIV. I'm interested in interviewing people (in CA) about their experiences in acupuncture treatment for HIV, and to know what they thought about... Read more »

Acupuncture for HIV

Posted by ChineseMed, 3 Replies
A doctorate student is interviewing people who use acupuncture for HIV. I'm interested in hearing about experiences and how you think acupuncture has or has not been helpful. $20 per 1.5 hour interview. If you are interested, contact me at... Read more »

Holistic Practitioner/Therapist

Posted by Anonymous
Seeking an Independent Holistic Practitioner to join NYC Women's Health practice (traditional medical and holistic), which serves positive and non positive Women. Interested in experienced one yr or more Acupuncturist, Massage Therapist, Reiki or... Read more »