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How Do I Treat OIs

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Ask the Experts

Can you treat OI's as they come up?

Dr Bob, my brother is HIV+ but refuses to go on HAART. He has never even tried it. I once tried to slip into his food but he found out and got very angry. He believes that he will feel better if we just keep treating each OI as they apper rather...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...seems inordinately worried about HAART side effects and not feeling well on antiretrovirals. However, if he is currently being treated for PCP, KS, thrush and herpes, I can't imagine he's feeling all that well right now. Of note is the fact that... Read more »

Treat or dont treat yet

My age is 47 and I am male. I am not physically ill or experiencing any symptoms(I think). I was... Read more »

to treat or not to treat! 2 biopsies

I have hep C. Have had most likely for at least 30 years. I am 56 year old female who stopped... Read more »
Articles
International AIDS Society

New Global Report Launched by the International AIDS Society Recommends a New Paradigm for Treating Injecting Drug Users: "Seek, Test, Treat and Retain"

...launched today at the XVIII International AIDS conference (AIDS 2010) in Vienna makes the case for a new model for scaling up treatment and prevention of HIV amongst Injecting Drug Users (IDUs). The report, "Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health and HIV Medicine Association/Infectious Diseases Society of America

Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents

... Effect of Antiretroviral Therapy on the Incidence and Management of OIs Initiation of ART in the Setting of an Acute OI (Treatment-Naive Patients) Management of Acute OIs in the Setting of ART When to Initiate ART in the Setting of an OI ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Future Studies Needed to Determine If "Test and Treat" Approach Could "End HIV Pandemic Within 50 Years," Researchers Say

...explore results from a WHO mathematical model study that found universal, voluntary, annual HIV testing followed up with immediate treatment for those testing positive -- the "test and treat model" -- could "reduce HIV incidence" and "end the... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Diagnosing and Treating Suspected MAC Disease

...this laboratory test may not be available to all clinical labs. Desperately sick and debilitated patients cannot wait weeks, untreated, for confirmation that MAC is the source of their symptoms, and many clinicians therefore choose to treat... Read more »
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Treated as worthless

Posted by Lomitadaren
...(PWA) People living with Aids are, and how even when there is Gross Medical Malpractice by a supporting medical provider, we are treated as unimportant, irrelevant, and bothersome. Millions of dollars a year are spent to educate us to be... Read more »

5 lessons about the way we treat people

Posted by franfrog, 2 Replies
... Five (5) lessons to make you think about the way we treat people. 1 - First Important Lesson - Cleaning Lady. During my second month of college, our professor gave us a pop quiz. Read more »

SEEKING FERTILITY DOCS WHO TREAT POSITIVE COUPLES!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...With Disability Act doctors cannot turn us away based on our status but I really want to go to a doc who is experianced with treating positive individuals. If anyone has any info please respond. We live on the East Coast but we are willing to... Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
...to hard to understand. I said to myself,, why does my Doctor want my body important immune system to get sicker before he treats me.. It doesnt make any sense to me.. Of course the following weeks were very stressful for me, as I was trying to... Read more »