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Hiv And Hospital Stays

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Side effects & a 2 week hospital stay

Posted by LuvDaPug, 9 Replies
Hello Folks :)
I hope someone out there reads this post, and knows someone or something that can HELP us.
I will do my best while explaining what has happened to a basic so your not sitting here reading this all day.
My husband has HIV and was on a... Read more »

Fiance in the hospital with PCP

Posted by schedir81, 4 Replies
Hello, I just brought my girl to the hospital today and she is being treated for pcp. She stopped taking her meds around 3 to four years ago after an incident in her life threw her in complete denial.

She was afraid of me leaving her and for not... Read more »

Having trouble staying med compliant

Posted by longislandfuzz, 6 Replies
Why is taking meds regularly such problem for me????

Anyone out there with tips or resources (online chats, literature, etc) to help me stay more compliant with my meds? Was looking to find a Med buddy/peer" that would check in to make sure that I... Read more »

Stay Strong Stay Strong -you may be negative.

Posted by magnum, 1 Reply
I have delayed getting tested for 10 years.

I am a black male. I had unprotected sex with a sex worker in Atlanta, and contracted gonorrhea in 1999.

One week later I got the worst sore throat I ever had.

Four years later, I got post nasal drip from... Read more »

Staying in faith and prayer-my brother is HIV+

Posted by BlessMyBrother, 2 Replies
So grateful to discover this resource and am hoping to find support and be supportive. My brother was diagnosed + in March and he told me in April. Since that day, my life has not been the same. I love my brother more than anything in the world. We... Read more »
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Risk of exposure in hospitals, hiv clinics etc.

Dear Dr. Bob, I had not been tested for HIV in about 10 years, so I went and got tested at my local AIDS clinic last week (thought it would be a good idea from previous unprotected sex, and it was negative). However, later that day I started getting...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The chance of your acquiring HIV from the activities you describe is the same as my chance of becoming President, and having a Dick like Cheney as Vice, i.e. beyond nonexistent! End of story!Stay well. (Yes, you are indeed well.)Dr. Bob... Read more »

Going To The Hospital

Dr Frasino: LOve you responses and wit. Makes a big difference.Perhaps you might want to share this experience I had when recently being admitted to the Hospital.I was recently admitted to the hospital via the Emergency room due to a nasty viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Jon,"Keep Healthy and listen to the Doc!" Great advice, Jon!Your hospital story is indeed disturbing. Who was taking care of you? Nurse Ratchet??? I suggest you file a complaint with the hospital and send a copy to your HIV specialist... Read more »

Can I get infected by cutting my hand by a paper in a hospital?

Hello Dear ExpertI am really stressful, so I hope you can help me. Today I went to a surgery clinic. After vising the doctor, I went to the reception and fixed my next appointment, then I receive a print for it. But when I was trying to put the...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe quick answer is no you cannot get HIV this way.If there were to be HIV positive blood present it would have to be in a significant amount and it would have just been put there as HIV dies once it is outside of the body and therefore becomes... Read more »

Hospital volunteer, exposure risk?

Hi. I volunteer at a local hospital. A few months ago, I cut my finger while I was on the job with a paper cut. Immediately after that, I went to see to an HIV + man. My finger was still bleeding, and I was in the room for a minute or so without...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are fine. You did not come into direct contact with the individuals fluid, which is how HIV transmission occurs. A direct exchange of body fluid. Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

African Americans With HIV Have Higher OI Rates and Hospital Mortality, but Lower HCV Rates, Than Whites, Hospital Survey Finds

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read her explanation of the study she presented at ICAAC/IDSA... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Related Hospitalizations Decline

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project's Nationwide Inpatient Sample (1998-1995), the 1995 introduction of protease inhibitors is credited not only for a drop in AIDS deaths but also a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Nearly Half of Patients in South African Public Hospitals HIV-Positive, "Secret" Report Says

Nearly 50% of all patients in South African public hospitals were HIV-positive in 2002, according to a "secret" report completed for the Department of Health , the Saturday Star/Independent Online reports. The 175-page report, titled "The Impact... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Connecticut: Hospitals Picked to Offer Patients Free HIV Tests

Emergency rooms at three Connecticut hospitals have begun routinely offering free HIV screening to patients under a two-year CDC-funded pilot project. While ERs traditionally have not been used as testing sites for STDs, physicians say this is... Read more »