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Factors Affecting Medical Appointment Adherence Of Hiv Positive Patients

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Adherence: Keeping Up With Your Meds

Introduction Things to Consider Planning Building a Support Network Committing to Staying on Therapy Final Thoughts Strategies for Adherence Introduction Staying on a treatment regimen is difficult under the best of conditions. Even doctors and nurses find it difficult to take a simple course of antibiotics as directed. Taking HIV therapy sometimes requires a person to take a dozen or more pills a day, with specific timing and diet...
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Please refute this article regarding adherence and resistance

Dr. Young,Ouch. I though adherence was the key to maintaining the advantage against hiv. But this article points that good patients do worse then problem patients. Ouch, please can you refute this study.Abigail Good Pill-Taking Patients -- Not...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
It's not my job to refute published articles, but rather to comment on them.I'm quite aware of the UCSF study's results and actually agree with the findings-- bear in mind that this study looks at the kind of resistance seen among... Read more »

Night sweats with controlled hiv, necessary to make an appointment to my hiv doctor?

I know they are not related to any medication I'm taking, apart form a vitamin complex that i started taking 3 months ago i'm not doing anything different , and not to my hiv medication because they haven't changed for 5 years. I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.If you've been having the sweats for so many months, I'd recommend getting in to see your doctor. Not to increase your hypochondriacal traits, but there are health-related issues that can affect people with... Read more »

I just found out my boyfriend is HIV positive , what do I do? (PREGNANCY: HIV POSITIVE MALE AND HIV NEGATIVE FEMALE 2010)

My boyfriend and I have been together about a year and he contracted HIV about two months ago. I love him and I've chosen to stay with him but I am concerned for my own health because I do not have HIV. We have used condoms when we have sex but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I'm sorry to hear about your boyfriend's recent HIV diagnosis. Regarding your risk, I suggest you read through the information in the archives of this forum in the chapters dedicated to magnetic couples, HIV-sexual prevention and... Read more »

HIV+ What to ask at first appointment

I am about to have my first appointment with my doctor after testing positive for HIV. I have had an extensive blood workup and baseline CXR prior to this appointment and expect the results to be available at this upcoming appointment. Do I sit back...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your question.It's important to listen to what your doctor has to say, but also important that you have a chance to ask your own questions. What is your doctor's treatment philosophy? How long has he or she been doing HIV... Read more »
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Dr. Appointments

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am recently poz...I was wondering what the average appointment with the dr. is like. What do they do, I know that they take 3-5 viles of blood but do they do anything painful etc. Basically how bad are the visits?

I have only recently been... Read more »

I go in Friday for my intake appointment IM Scared

Posted by endlsskys, 3 Replies
Friday I go through the process of my intake I am scared of what results are going to come back on all my blood work. I know I am malnutritioned and I already know I am lacking alot of vitiams and muscle mass. Is there a way to turn this around. Read more »

Initial appointments - what is a typical timeline?

Posted by hamilton, 4 Replies
Hello all.

I was just diagnosed last month. After the first few rocky days, I am learning to cope better and better. I am currently living in Minnesota and the resources and non-profit organizations available here are very impressive thus far.

What... Read more »

HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
Hi everyone,
I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down).

Anyway, what is the story for... Read more »