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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...
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 for many years. I do not know how long you have... Read more »

Patient require your help!!! (GROUP O, Subtype O, 2010)

Hi, doctor Robert J Franscino My name is Deepak . I am MD, Internal medicine. I am from New Jersey.... 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

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 have a responsibility to persuade their... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Exposure to HIV Partner Counseling and Referral Services and Notification of Sexual Partners Among Persons Recently Diagnosed With HIV

The current cross-sectional, observational study examined recently diagnosed HIV patients' use of client partner notification (CPN), health department partner notification, or other means to inform sex partners of possible HIV exposure, and the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Number of Named Partners and Number of Partners Newly Diagnosed With HIV Infection Identified by Persons With Acute Versus Established HIV Infection

Acute HIV infections are linked to a disproportionate share of forward transmission in certain populations, note the current study's authors. They hypothesized that patients acutely infected might be able to identify more named partners than those... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Mexico: Officials Seeking Routine HIV Tests -- Senate Bill Would Remove Counseling Requirement From Current Law

State Sen. Phil Griego (D-San Jose) is sponsoring a bill that would ease HIV pre-test counseling requirements in certain settings in New Mexico. Senate Bill 270 aims to make testing easier since current counseling requirements, which take about 15... Read more »
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My partner was diagnosed days ago

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
He has started the medications. He is having some really bad side effects. I don't know how to deal with the emotional part of these side effects. Some days I am his best friend. Some days I am his worst enemy. I love him and go out of my way to... Read more »

Partner just diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone,

My partner of 12+ years was recently diagnosed as being HIV+, and this is the first time we have had to deal with this issue on a personal basis. Are there any other couples or individuals out there that I can communicate with? I was... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed w/ HIV- Partner

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was diagnosed HIV+ on March 29th. As shocked as I was, I have been handling everything pretty good. My main concern has been getting on the right path, finding the right doctor, getting all the initial tests done, so I know where this is headed.... Read more »