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HIV Treatment 101

...starting HIV treatment, check out these great overviews: Choosing and Working With a Good HIV Doctor (or Other Health Care Provider) Summary of U.S. HIV Treatment Guidelines Why Is There So Much Conflicting AIDS Information? Who Can You Believe? What Is Treatment Adherence, and Why Does It Matter? Frequently Asked Questions About When to Start HIV Treatment Is My Treatment Regimen Working? HIV Health...
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Immigration laws in the USA relating to HIV

Dear Sowadsky,If a non US citizen living in USA with visa and work permission takes an HIV test in US and then baad enogh should test positive can the person alos be forced to leave US based on the HIV status? Second if a person needs to extend the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question. First of all, in the United States, confidentiality laws regarding HIV, and any other medical information, applies to anyone, regardless of a persons immigration status. Laws at both the federal Read more »

Initiation of therapy in HIV/HCV conifection.

I had a + HCV serology in July and at that time had blood drawn for a PCR, which came back +ve. I was only informed in November and not by my doctor but by a public health nurse. When I called for an urgent appointment I was scheduled 5 weeks later....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...disease, it may be reasonable to wait.I am also happy to know that you are doing well with your HIV medications. There is some information that suggests that suppression of HIV is also helpful to the liver. Read more »

About to start treatments - what about Atripla?

I am 66 - good health - positive for 5 years. CD4 range from 375 to 600 and V.L. 20,000 to 87,000 during past 5 years. Currently 389/87,303. CD4 percentage gradually declined from 40%-50% 3 years ago to 22%-24% during past year. My HIV doctor has...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...Atripla is a fine choice for initial treatment of HIV. It is a one pill a day med. This means only one pill, only once a day and only one co-pay, In clinical trials the combination Read more »

Do I have to tell?

Do I have to tell my employer that I have HIV, or can I keep it a secret?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Oh, I wish we could answer this question here and now for every working person with HIV! Your medical information is confidential. You have no obligation to tell your employer, with very few exceptions (surgeon being one of them). You have Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vermont House Approves Bill Informing Medical Personnel of Patient HIV/Hep Status

...first responders who come in contact with patients blood or other bodily fluids to be informed if the patient had hepatitis or HIV. However, the bill would apply only to patients who volunteered to be tested or who were deceased. Privacy... Read more »

Starting Anti-HIV Medications

...medications you take other diseases or conditions you may have if you are pregnant or expect to become pregnant soon For More Information Contact an AIDS info Health Information Specialist at 1-800-448-0440 or .... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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