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Follow Up For Hiv Positive Patients

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York City Successfully Locates HIV-Positive Patients "Lost to Follow-Up"

The International AIDS Society journal AIDS has reported that New York City (NYC) public health officials launched an effective program to locate HIV-positive patients who were "lost to follow-up" and reconnected them to treatment services. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Stigma Preventing Some HIV-Positive Women in Kenya From Following Recommended Infant Feeding Practices

Some HIV-positive women in Kenya are following cultural infant feeding practices, such as starting solid foods at an early age, instead of World Health Organization recommendations that infants born to HIV-positive women be exclusively breastfed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Significant Increase in Testing Rates for Sexually Transmissible Infections Following the Introduction of an Anal Cytological Screening Program, Targeting HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men

The authors undertook the current study to determine whether the introduction of an anal cytology screening program (ACSP) targeting HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) had an effect on the rates of sexually transmissible infection (STI)... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Follow up to "Initial ICMA positive with Indeterminate Western Blot followed by a non-detectable HIV-1 RNA PCR test"

Doctor,I am writing you to tell you about the events that followed my visit to the specialist after I posted the following message to you. (By the way Thank you for responding initially)Question "Dr., I want to first thank you for having a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Nelson.Thanks for taking the time to write back with your excellent-news follow-up report. I'm delighted my advice was both helpful and corroborated by the infectious disease specialist. WOO-HOO!!!Be well. Stay well.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Needle stick from HIV + & HCV + positive patient today 10-22-12

I had a puncture from a solid suture needle during an OR surgical procedure today. Immediately following the stick I flushed my finger under running water with various antiseptics. And then directly went to OHS for follow-up. The patients viral...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
I doubt that infected you, but I'm not medically trained and not qualified to give you a knowledgeable answer.... Read more »

needle stick risks from HIV positive patient

While taking care of a patient in the hospital, I was drawing blood using a butterfly needle (a very small needle connected to a flexible catheter). After discarding the needle in the sharps container and walking back to the patients bedside, I...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The odds of HIV infection from the kind of experience you describe are extremely low. For your own peace of mind, I encourage you to see your own health care provider right away for baseline tests. If you do not have documentation of your present... Read more »

Sero positive or sero negative - follow up

Dr. Mark,Just a follow up to the question regarding University Of Iowa's guidelines that patients may be seronegative for upto 36 months.The same site has affirmed in its guidelines to HIV testing counsellers that a six months result is...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
posted... Read more »
Connect With Others

My husband just tested positive for HIV

Posted by hpngandpryng, 1 Reply
Thank you all for the encouragement. I do love him, I always have and always will. He started treatment immediately, and had his first round of follow up blood work, but I don't think he's had his next round and I think he has blown off his next... Read more »

confused about exposure to tears of a positive patient

Posted by Faith77, 1 Reply
An HIV positive patient came to our hospital with perhaps tear duct block and I was asked to do Syringing of the eye by the ophthalmologist. I did the procedure without gloves because it is easier and also saw the nose with an endoscope. later on... Read more »

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

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies

I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small children under 4 years old. I am afraid to leave them with him alone. He has been very... Read more »