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Factors Affecting Appointment Adherence In Hiv Positive Patients

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AIDS InfoNet

Medical Appointments

...Prepare Ahead of Time Keep Track of the Time Don't Be a Hero Get Your Questions Answered Take the Answers With You Getting the Most From Office Visits Health care office visits are usually very short. Many times, patients leave the office feeling they haven't been listened to. They may have more questions than when they arrived. This fact sheet talks about ways to prepare for your next office visit. It also offers advice on...
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HIV positive - question about life expectancy (LIFE EXPECTANCY, 2010) (PROGNOSIS, 2010)

I have just had a 5 week test result come back positive.I couldnt get answer from my doc, so wanted to ask you.How long can people with HIV live on HAART? - I know there isnt one figure- just wondering if there are ball park figures?Any info would...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...FHello Alan,The clinical course of HIV varies considerably from person to person. Life expectancy with HIV/AIDS depends on many confounding variables, including viral Read more »

health supplement is not necessary for hiv patients?

hi there,first of all, i wanna say thank you for all things you do in this website, its really very helpful and informative.i have diagnosed with hiv + in year 2006, i started medication in 2007, i have just gone for my appointment treatment last...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.I agree with your doctor.For most patients in the developed world who have access to adequate supplies of food, the best nutritional supplement isn't a pill, but rather Read more »

Do you take patients currently on PEP

Dear Doctor:I am currently on PEP and not getting the answers from my current doc. Do you see patients in my situation in your clinic? How do I make an appointment? The day after my expsoure, I started feeling pain in my urethra and two days later...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...help those on PEP. To make an appointment, call 650-917-1357. Being on PEP can be a very nerve-wracking experience. Having an HIV specialist involved can often make the 28-day course much more bearable by providing piece of mind as well as ready... Read more »

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
...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 loving family members to care for them and love them.Your fears about transmission are unwarranted. I can't... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

... Why Is Choosing an HIV Care Provider Important? Training and Experience Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV? The Provider-Patient Relationship Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wall Street Journal Examines Zimbabwean Clinic's Efforts to Treat HIV/AIDS Patients With Antiretroviral Drugs

... Wall Street Journal on Thursday examined efforts by the Bulawayo, Zimbabwe-based Mpilo Chest Hospital to provide HIV/AIDS patients with antiretroviral drug treatment and other care. The clinic, which is funded by the Zimbabwean Ministry of... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes Lipohypertrophy: Fat gain in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African HIV/AIDS Patients Show Better Adherence to Antiretroviral Drug Regimens Than U.S. Counterparts

...States, the New York Times reports. Studies in Botswana, Uganda, Senegal and South Africa have found that on average, AIDS patients there take about 90% of the pills in their antiretroviral drug regimens, compared with 70% among patients in... 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 »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... To Whom It May Concern: RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 1 Reply
...Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev From: akumar My dear Brothers & Sisters, Re: Great ancient Indian science Read more »