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Ask the Experts

HIV-positive with a fear of medical procedures-- what should I do?

Dear Dr,There is a tender mass on the left hand side of my belly. Also I have swollen lower legs. Is this indicitive of something? I have avoided tests etc because of a genuine fear of medical procedures.I have been hiv+ for 16 years and have anemia...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
A tender mass and change in stool (bowel movement) should indeed lead to further evaluation. Although I can't say which procedure I would do first, a change in bowel habit often leads to a colonscopy (evaluation of your colon). Many patients share... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

No Medication for Many HIV-Positive Nevada Inmates

... Less than half of Nevada inmates known to be HIV-positive are receiving antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), though Department of Corrections officials (DOC) say no infected prisoners Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Seattle Post-Intelligencer Examines Efforts to Improve Medication Management for HIV-Positive People

...pills into box sets for each of their clients. The program is operated by Virginia Mason Medical Center and serves about 200 HIV/AIDS patients through its adult day program. More than two-thirds of the clients have chemical dependencies or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Efforts to Reduce Number of HIV-Positive Patients in Africa Who Stop Taking Their Medications

...Times , David Tuller of the University of California, Berkeley, writes of his experience shadowing a counselor with Family AIDS Care and Education Services (FACES), an organization in Kisumu, Kenya, that is working to identify patients who have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

CDC, Other Agencies Publish Guidelines on Incorporating HIV Prevention Messages Into Medical Care of HIV-Positive People

...HIV-infected persons into the mainstream of medical care" ( Reuters , 7/17). Dr. Robert Janssen, head of the CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention , said, "We focused in the past on people at risk of becoming infected. Now we're trying to... Read more »
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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, Read more »

HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
...To The Body Forum users, Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations, Read more »

long time without hiv medication but ignored in sw

Posted by thriller, 2 Replies
...situation. I m not an "alternative freak" so dont get me wrong here. and im not saying to others what to do in their life with hiv. But am l alone in this situation?? I am reluctant to hear the same thing over and over again but still l want to... Read more »

I am HIV positive, I tested positive a year ago.

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH, 1 Reply
... Hello I am HIV Positive and I have been taking the necessary medication and I tested positive a year ago. Read more »