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How To Monitor Hiv In Patients

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Austin, Texas, Company Raises $14 Million to Market Device to Monitor HIV/AIDS Patients' CD4+ T-Cell Levels

Austin, Texas-based LabNow has raised $14 million in a first round of fundraising to bring to market a new technology that monitors HIV/AIDS patients' CD4+ T cell levels, the Austin American-Statesman reports. The device, which is expected to be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

BBC News Examines Mobile Device For Monitoring HIV-Positive Patients

BBC News on Sunday examined how the Bwindi Community Hospital -- located in a remote region on the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo -- has improved its capacity to monitor HIV-positive people using a portable... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Reuters Profiles South African Program Using Text Messages to Monitor, Track HIV/AIDS Patients

Reuters on Thursday profiled CellLife, a program in South Africa that uses cell phone text messaging to monitor and track HIV/AIDS patients, Reuters AlertNet reports. During home visits, counselors ask patients a series of programmed questions... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV and monitoring for HPV

Dear Doctor,What is the current standard of care for one who is over 50, gay male, HIV+, and with an earlier history of high-grade anal dysplasia? In 2004 I was diagnosed with high-grade anal dysplasia by way of a standard anal pap smear. I also...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.While there are many differences in opinion on this (and use by clinicians), the most current and progressive HPV guidelines are from the <a... Read more »

what are the blood tests that i should monitor closely?

in terms of monitoring HIV what are the blood tests that i should monitor closely, how will i know that the hiv infection is not getting worse?...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
This turns out to be pretty easy-- I typically monitor my patients' CD4 counts (immune status) and HIV viral load (the amount of virus in blood) every 3-4 months.These numbers are the most important in determining your risk of having a... Read more »

Monitoring pre-HAART

Hi. Almost all HIV sources suggest getting your CD4 count and viral load checked every 3 to 6 months as part of the monitoring to see when you should start HAART. Does this actually happen in reality? Is it frequent that patients get diagnosed...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Christina-Thanks for your post and question. The answer may lie in a don't ask, don't tell modality. Among patients that seek care in my office, the vast majority do come to get periodic monitoring (every 3-6 months, depending on the... Read more »

what blood test should I take to monitor my health when I take ARVs...

My dear Dr Benjamin Young, Hi, Glad to be in contact with you again, Its me Wilmer J. from Nicaragua. as you may recall I was diagnosed with HIV november 26th 2011... my doctor began treatment with combivir(lamivudine and zidovudine) and efavirez on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Estimado Wilmer,It is good to hear from you again and thanks for your nice words.1) We usually try to do laboratory and clinical monitoring every 3-6 months in patients living with HIV. A typical set of tests includes a complete blood count (CBC),... Read more »
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6 week test HIV negative after needle stick from HIV negative patient

Posted by Faith1970, 1 Reply
I pricked my finger after I inserted a 20 gauge IV. The needle did not retract all the way and it pricked my finger through my glove. The patient was tested that day and was negative for HIV, positive for Hep C. I was tested for HIV and Hep C 6... Read more »

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

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

Posted by Anonymous
To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among... Read more »

Seeking HIV Patients for Paid Study

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply



To Whom It May Concern:

RE: Paid Research with HIV+ Patients

On behalf of eStyle Research, a Medical Research Firm, we would like to personally invite you to participate in our upcoming research undertaking. We are conducting an important study among... Read more »