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How Do You Know Pain Management In Patients With Hiv Is Effective

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The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

... Feet feeling like they are asleep Stumbling when you walk Feet throbbing or cramping at night Sudden sharp shooting pains It is these slight or occasional sensations that are often overlooked byboth the patient and the doctor. Do not ignore these symptoms or they may getworse. In some cases the pain in the feet becomes so bad that it is difficultto walk or even sleep. If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your...
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Death (HIV/AIDS A CHRONIC, NOT ALWAYS SO MANAGEABLE, CONDITION, 2010) ( HIV AND ACCELERATED AGING, 2010)

I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra, truvada, instentra) I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that day I received an e-mail from an "out HIV+ gay M.D." in a rural part of the country. He wrote:"I have a male (straight) patient I have been seeing for 15+ years. Over the years he has had aseptic necrosis of both hips, both shoulders, and... Read more »

PEG TUBE SPLASH TO EYE OF HIV+ PATIENT

i AM AN RN AND ON NOV. 9, 2008, I WAS GIVING MEDS VIA PEG TUBE TO AND AIDS PATIENT W/HIGH VIRAL COUNT AND LOW CD4 COUNT - HIV/RNA 854, ABSOLUTE CD4 1284, CD3% 95 (H), AND CD4+CD3 4(L), WHEN OPENING THE PEG TO ADMINISTER MEDS IT SPLASHED ME IN THE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,First of all, an HIV RNA plasma viral load of 854 and absolute CD4 cell cont of 1,284 are not considered to be a "high viral load and low CD4 count" Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had loving family members to care for them and love them.Your fears about transmission are unwarranted. I can't... Read more »

Severe PN - Pain management

Thank you very much for your reply, and I will see to it that we see a neurologist. My other question is (she does cry at night because of the pains, thats after taking the arv's) how do we manage the pain Doctor. Desperate son.Severe PNMay 30, 2007...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...drugs like lidocaine or capzaicin. Your HIV specialist, neurologist, or pain specialist is often the best person to work with a patient to find an approach that provides pain relief. KH Read more »
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San Francisco General Hospital

A Guide to Pain Managment in HIV-Infected Patients

...antidepressants -- which are extremely useful in managing the neuropathic pain that is so common in advanced HIV disease. All good pain management begins with an adequate pain assessment. Patients with HIV disease are often reluctant to report... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

Management of Pain in End-Stage HIV Disease

...pharmacological management of one or more of these pain syndromes (see the PULL OUT AND SAVE feature in this issue, "A Guide to Pain Management in HIV-Infected Patients"). Medication is mandatory in AIDS patients with pain, but drugs are not the... Read more »
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Suicidality and Violence in Patients With HIV/AIDS

...Suicidal and Violent Behavior Estimation of Risk for Suicide or Violence Management and Referral of Suicidal and Violent Patients Imminent Suicidal or Violent Potential Non-Imminent Suicidal or Violent Potential With Accompanying... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

..."drug-seeking;" because unique predispositions to pain are not understood; or because of ignorance of basic principles of addiction and/or pain management. To manage pain appropriately, providers need a systematic and thoughtful approach. ... Read more »
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HIV Patients required study Vancouver and Toronto

Posted by estyle
...HIV Patients required for paid surveys and focus groups. Earn $150-$350 dependant on study you are selected for. Call 604-628-7647 or 416-907-5465 Read more »

AIDS patient eradicted of HIV virus?

Posted by Mike89406, 4 Replies
Very interesting read while he went through some hardships doing this it sounds like the opening of a possible new door to treatment. The guy hasn't been on Meds for 600 days after a bone marrow transplant. ... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
...Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 1 Reply
...Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev From: akumar My dear Brothers & Sisters, Re: Great ancient Indian science Read more »