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Hiv's Effect On Doctors And Medical Staff

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Get the Facts
AIDS InfoNet

Medical Appointments

...for your next office visit. It also offers advice on how to get the most from your health care provider. Many people get their care from a physician's assistant or a nurse practitioner. When this fact sheet talks about your "doctor" it means any of these health care professionals. Choose the Right Provider! If you and your provider don't have the same approach to your health care, it will be difficult to be satisfied with your...
Ask the Experts

Could the Doctors be wrong

My husband had memengitis in 1997 destroying his immune system. He was then told that he was HIV+. He since then has had all of his viral load test come back as undetectible. Is there a chance that the doctor mis diagnosed him wrong? His first wife...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,It would be extremely unlikely that your husband's physicians have been wrong for the past 13 years. Please note that "undetectable" does not mean that there is no HIV present. (See below.)Regarding Read more »

First claim of aids cure from the scientific community and qualified medical doctors! (BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT,"FUNCTIONAL CURE"

Hi Dr. Bob,While I dont have hiv nor have been at risk, I follow your posts just for your great sense of humour and expert knowledge.Anyway, the news just broke that German doctors have had a breakthrough which might be a big step in finding a CURE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,See below.Dr. Bobbone marrow transplant???Nov 14, 2008 Hi Doctor, My boyfriend just showed me this article Is this possible true? Read more »

100% HIV +ve from Oral Sex [ Medical Doctor]

Dear Dr Bob, I have a unique case unlike any other...(yeah where Have I heard this before) ...I can definetly say that I have HIV + from unprotected oral sex with an escort. Men like myself with foreskins are I feel at an infinetly higher risk from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hung Wankenstein to Head-in-the-Bushes overnight or was this a gradual change? I shudder at the thought that you are in fact a "medical doctor" as your title suggests. Where did you find information that "symptoms" such as these are suggestive of... Read more »

At a crossroad

I am 39 and have been Poz since 1996. Dealing with depression and PTSD has me taking a large number of pills to maintain my sanity and health, and I think that I have found a good balance with my Doctors working closely together. My question is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Although this may not be your primary problem, I believe some of the information there may help you as far as how to approach your doctor and get these issues addressed. I contributed a pod cast to this resource center that detailed my own... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part III: Treatments for Metabolic Changes

...minutes ofaerobic exercise three to four times a week has been shown to work for mostpeople. It is a good idea to check with your doctor if you are going to startan exercise program to make sure you don't overdo it. Lipid-Lowering Drugs If the... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Clinical Trials FAQ

...have the right to choose to drop out of the study at any time. This decision will not affect your medical care at the clinic or doctor's office. Does it Cost Anything to Join a Clinical Trial? There is no cost to participate in a clinical... Read more »
Project Inform

Making Decisions About Therapies

... Table of Contents The Basis for Making Decisions Choosing a Doctor Developing a Relationship Information: Consider the Source Get Informed! Learn About Your Treatment Options! What Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...or faces. Some of the symptoms of lipodystrophy have been linked with heart disease and strokes, so make sure to go to your doctor regularly and have your cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood pressure monitored. You can also support your... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... Read more »

Fiance in the hospital with PCP

Posted by schedir81, 4 Replies
...not feeling like a normal girl, she never was being truthful when I confront her with the fact that I found a prescription for hiv meds one time. She was afraid of losing me and I understand that she has fault in this, but I knew all along, and... Read more »

Living well with HIV

Posted by LondonLad, 5 Replies
...of stories here that are unfortunately depressing and negative and I know that this is not a true reflection of living with HIV for some people. Okay I am not saying it always easy but I am confident that there are people out there who live with... Read more »

Should I report this HIV doctor?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 6 Replies
...Hi. It's six days since I had a bad experience with an HIV doctor. The anger in me has subsided. However, I was so enraged by this doctor at the time that the next day I got in touch with the Read more »