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Are Patients Diagnosed With Hiv Required To Tell Their Partners

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Why is genotype testing required for treatment naive patients?

My partner was recently diagnosed with HIV and 13 T-cells. We want to get him on meds immediately and the doctor we are seeing won't write a prescription for 4 weeks because he wants the results of the genotype test before prescribing. My partner...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...Dear Jase,I am sorry to hear about the stress you and your partner are experiencing.A couple of points to consider:1) Since your partner's Cd4 count is 13 it is likley that he has been infected Read more »

partners having unprotected sex with different strains (SEX BETWEEN TWO HIV POSITIVE PARTNERS, 2011)

when i was diagnosed my doctor told me that i am classified as HIV strain 2 and with cd4 count of 5... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Expanded HIV Testing and Trends in Diagnoses of HIV Infection -- District of Columbia, 2004-2008

...and 2007 BRFSS. AIDS diagnosis currently is the best indicator for the status of the HIV epidemic in DC. Since 1981, DCDOH has required that all laboratories and health-care providers report confirmed cases of AIDS by name, including HIV-related... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Northwest China Province Requires HIV Carriers to Inform Partners

... A regulation recently adopted by the health department in Gansu province requires people with HIV/AIDS to inform their sexual partners within one month of their diagnosis. It also states that HIV/AIDS patients Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Trends in HIV/AIDS Diagnoses Among Men Who Have Sex With Men -- 33 States, 2001-2006 all U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories. The CDC case definition for HIV infection (not AIDS) requires a positive test result from an assay approved by the Food and Drug Administration that demonstrates evidence of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Women access to care, or in whom treatment has failed. HIV surveillance: Monitoring trends in the HIV epidemic today requires collecting information on HIV cases that have not progressed to AIDS. Areas with requirements for... Read more »
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ARS Patient cases

Posted by Anonymous recognizing and correctly diagnosing primary HIV infection (PHI). Extensive lab work, but also thorough history taking, is required. Patient 1 was not recognized as suffering from PHI until after she was discharged from the hospital. Patient 2... Read more »

HIV Tracking System

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...bureaucratic morass. Laboratories are reporting incomplete or erroneous codes to health departments. Doctors' offices aren't keeping required logs of their HIV-positive patients. Public health officials say their backlog of cases numbers in the... Read more »

Christian Grantham of GAYBC Questions AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
... If you've recieved a life-and-death diagnosis you deserve to hear both sides of an issue. I believe that people to have a right to hear BOTH sides of the story. People Read more »