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Doctors Opinions About Hiv Infection

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racist doctor infected me with HIV

Hi Dr! Hope this finds you in the pink of health!I live in Birmingham in the UK. I went to the doctor to do a HIV test which was negative after 3 months. But then I was told by some of my doctor-friends that the doctor I went to was in fact racist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Rajeev,"Do I have a genuine cause to be concerned and so repeat my HIV test again after 3 months?" Nope! You do not! "Or am I simply a fluffernutter and paranoid for no reason?" BINGO!I would recommend you try counseling (psychotherapy) to... Read more »

re: racist doctor infected me with HIV

Thanks Doc for giving me a peace of mind. But I worry you could be wrong. Its been 21 days since my... Read more »

Physician with probable HIV infection

Dr. Frascino, I am a practing physician whose partner recently tested positive for HIV. Given the... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Tribune Profiles U.S. Physician Working With Women Infected With HIV Through Rape During 1994 Rwandan Genocide

...the "genocide continues, murder on the installment plan," according to the Tribune. Cohen and a group of U.S. and Rwandan doctors, nurses and mental health experts formed a group called WE-ACTx -- which stands for Women's Equity in Access to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Doctor: HIV Infections Will Never Be Traced to VA

The Veterans Affairs chief patient safety officer said Friday that it is unlikely former patients will "ever know" whether they were infected with HIV or hepatitis due to improperly sanitized endoscopy equipment. Dr. Jim Bagian said the patients... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

U.S. Updates Clinical Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children

...HIV-infected children and childrenwho were HIV-exposed through birth to an HIV-infected mother." Dr. Mofenson said. In recent years, HIV infection has increased among adolescents. "We hope that doctors and clinicians make use of these new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Doctor Says "the Cut" Lowers Risk of HIV Infection

...male circumcision at the start of the AIDS epidemic, there would have been 5.7 million fewer cases of HIV alone," said Wodak, a physician and director of the Alcohol and Drug Service at St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney. "This is an intervention... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations in my body, tingling in my hands and feet. This fever has lasted 6 weeks and aint going. In the 2nd and... Read more »

HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies
I have been studying towards a career in the health professions. Just recently I have decided to go for a dental career. I am seriously reconsidering this as people might stop coming to me if they find out I am positive. It's a lot of money to... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...whole host of reasons. Have you always, always, always been completely 100% safe? Think of it this way Ricky: half of all new HIV infections in the U.S. are in young adults aged 13-24. Young people who think they are in love (and not really at... Read more »