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Can A Health Care Professional Refuse To Treat A Hiv Patient

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AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...Provider Important? Training and Experience Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV? The Provider-Patient Relationship Help Your Provider Help You Availability Confidentiality Changing Providers To Find a Health Care Provider ... The Bottom Line Why Is Choosing an HIV Care Provider Important? Treating HIV disease is very complicated. There are choices to consider at every stage of the disease. It's best if you...
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Ozonated Olive Oil for HIV Answer

Well.. I'm not surprised by your answer, THE BODY website is totally funded by Pharmaceutical companies - I've never seen such a looooonnng list as the one you've got putting money into this website. When you open this site, you ARE FORCED TO click...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...based on nearly 30 years as a board-certified immunologist and HIV specialist physician who has treated literally thousands of patients with HIV/AIDS, done research on immune-based and other therapies to treat HIV/AIDS and published a number of... Read more »

Saw your foundation supported the "Denver Principles"

Hey Dr. Bob,Saw a publication that listed The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundtion as a supporter of the "Denver Principles". What are they? Thanks,Madame X
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...an ethical responsibility to inform their potential partners of their health status. In addition, it made recommendations for health care professionals, including that they: 1.Come out, especially to their patients who have AIDS. 2.Always clearly... Read more »

Lasor surgery

Dear Doctor Bob, This is more of a comment about the writer who felt discriminated against by their salon for refusing to treat them for lasor surgery after the person divulged their HIV status. I too felt discrinated against because I answered that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your experience is all too common, even in big cities and with people, including health care professionals, who should know better! I'm glad you decided against having this ill-informed chiropractor treat you. It probably would be Read more »

(1)CDC standards for needlesticks? (2)regarding needlesticks, how can you get the needle apparatus fluid residue tested for HIV, hepatitis and any other suspected ID's?

I am a health care professional. Our hospital has a contridicting policy that states that after a needle stick from a patient, we and the patient are to be tested for HIV. If the patient is in fact HIV positive, then a viral load is to be done. Only...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...non-occupational exposures. In exposures to KNOWN HIV positive persons, viral load testing is irrelevantin terms of whether to treat the healthcare worker or not. This is for 2reasons. First, since it's recommended that treatment begin 1-2... Read more »
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ACRIA and GMHC

Caring For Culture

...herself. Maria's case is not uncommon. Many people with HIV find it a struggle to communicate cultural concerns with their health care providers, case managers or mental health professionals. These concerns can influence how they think about... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

A Guide to Getting Good HIV/AIDS Medical Care

...person living with HIV has the right to know the relationships his/her medical caregivers have with outside parties (such as health care providers or insurers) that may influence treatment and care. The person living with HIV has the right to be... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Clay-colored stool Jaundice (yellowing of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes) If you have these symptoms you should call your health care provider. However, there are frequently no obvious signs of liver damage until it reaches a late stage.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dentist Comes Out of Retirement to Treat HIV-Positive Patients

...hopes it will change any misconceptions about those diseases. Dr. David Reznik, president of HIVdent, a nonprofit coalition of health care professionals promoting access to dental treatment for the HIV/AIDS population, said it is unlawful to... Read more »
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AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
...Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

Question for AIDS dissidents

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I work in the Mental Health profession, and have been part of the treatment team for some HIV patients who are suffering from mental illness and depression. I have Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...stopping the spread of the disease. Unfortunately, commercial viral load tests are expensive, at $200 to $300 each. As a result, health care providers avoid using them, and instead rely on the antibody test, which costs about $5 [Physicians... Read more »