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Aids And Hiv Patients Medication For Pain

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Building a Cooperative Doctor/Patient Relationship

Introduction A positive HIV-antibody test or an AIDS diagnosis changes many aspects of a person's life, including the kind of relationship they may choose to have with their doctor. Many people develop a more assertive attitude about their health and well-being when they find out they have HIV. Because HIV disease and treatment is complicated, making decisions about when, how and whether to start anti-HIV therapy isn't always easy. One great...
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Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,We don't use the term "Full Blown AIDS" anymore, because in reality there is no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had... Read more »

What is the best medication for treatment of severe pain associated with HIV/AIDS

I have been on hydrocodone 10mg/325 (tylenol)for several years. My fear is that all the Tylenol that I am ingesting nearly 3230 mg of Tylenol with Hydrocodone to simply be able to get out of bed in the morning due to severe back pain as well as...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There are numerous meds including other narcotics (long acting forms often better), nerve type meds (such as gabpentin), CNS type adjuvants (such as lorazepam or amitryptiline), NSAIDs (like naproxen), acupunture, physical therapy and other... Read more »

Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,A "Godsend?" Well, I doubt the higher powers really sent me here to talk about sex, but OK, if you say so.Your daughter's HIV risk is nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long at all outside the body. It's perfectly safe... Read more »

is vomitting blood common in end of life for AIDS patient

I was present at my husbands bed site before he passed from this disease the horrific pain lasted for six weeks from pnemonia, terrible pain on the penis which was undiagnosed to kidney failure,and anemia etc He coughed up so many pints of blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.I'm very sorry to hear about your husband's passing and the terrible challenges he faced in his final days. Transitioning from this life to whatever comes next should not be so uncomfortable, particularly if he was under the care of... Read more »
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Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »

I work with AIDS patients

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I work with AIDS patients a lot and it's such a good time now.
There is so much hope in the air. The AIDS floors are emptying
out and people are feeling more control over their lives. I've
been through the hard times and now it's so nice and... Read more »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
From the Sunday January 6, 2008 New York Times Front Section

CHICAGO John Holloway received a diagnosis of AIDS nearly two decades ago, when the disease was a speedy death sentence and treatment a distant dream.

Yet at 59 he is alive, thanks to a... Read more »

ARS Patient cases

Posted by Anonymous
Primary HIV Infection Case Presentations
The following cases illustrate the complexities involved in recognizing and correctly diagnosing primary HIV infection (PHI). Extensive lab work, but also thorough history taking, is required. Patient 1 was... Read more »