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If A Doctor Was Hiv Positive Should He Tell His Patients

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Find Few Differences in Health Outcomes for HIV-Positive Patients Cared for by Nurses Versus Doctors

HIV-positive patients who receive care from trained nurses fare just as well as those who are treated by physicians, according to two studies released at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, Reuters reports. Delegates at the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Montreal Hospital Begins HIV Testing Thousands of Child Patients Operated on by HIV-Positive Surgeon

A Montreal children's hospital by Saturday had already tested 400 former child patients and scheduled testing for 500 more who were operated on between 1990 and 2003 by a now-deceased surgeon whom the hospital administration recently learned was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

AIDS 2010 Studies, Releases: Treating HIV-Positive Patients With ARVs Drove Down Number of New HIV Infections, Study Finds

"Treating HIV patients with cocktails of AIDS drugs helps to stop them spreading the infection further and more than halved the number of new HIV diagnoses in a study in Canada, scientists said on Sunday," Reuters reports. The study, which was... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Doctors in Berlin claim to have found a "cure" for HIV (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010)

Hi Dr. Bob.I was on the internet and ran across this article:http://www.aidsmap.com/page/1577949/I was wondering what you think about its potential and whether you think it holds up scientifically. I'm currently in medical school and am amazed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,We have been following the story of "The Berlin Patient" for a number of years. Due to a recent publication in the medical journal "Blood," the story has resurfaced with great fanfare. So it's time for an update on not... Read more »

Bladder cancer treatment in an HIV positive patient. How do HIV drugs and chemotherapy go together?

My husband has been diagnosed with Stage 3-4 Bladder cancer. So far there is no evidence that the cancer has spread beyond the bladder wall, but he is advised to undergo bladder removal surgery. There are concerns that chemotherapy will complicated...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Given that your husband's virus is suppressed and that his CD4 cell count is about 300, his bladder cancer should be managed exactly as it would be managed were he to be HIV negative. Most of the chemotherapy and radiation treatments do not... Read more »

I'm i aids or hiv patient, help doctor.

Hi! doc. I was tested positive for hiv last year september with the VL of 3235, & CD4 of 80. my doctor told me that i have aids and i was put on medications right away, and in two weeks time my doctor told my that my VL is undetected. In two...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Your doctor is speaking of the viral load (amount of HIV virus in your blood) as being undetectable. That is a response to the treatment they put you on. Your HIV antibody test will still be positive, and there are other ways to detect HIV which is... Read more »

Why no studies on healthy HIV patients? This is appaling. Doctors are of little use.

Hi,I have been HIV positive for 15+ years. I find it amazing how, in all that time, I have yet to hear of ANY study on HEALTHY HIV patients. Studying people already sick with this or that seems a waste of time. Why would anyone think a sick person...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
I chose to post your response since you have expressed many strong feelings which most providers have heard mentioned before. I'm glad to hear that you say "I'm a happy person, I smoke, and I do what I like". Obviously this... 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, but my lymphocytes were down).

Anyway, what is the story for... Read more »

confused about exposure to tears of a positive patient

Posted by Faith77, 1 Reply
An HIV positive patient came to our hospital with perhaps tear duct block and I was asked to do Syringing of the eye by the ophthalmologist. I did the procedure without gloves because it is easier and also saw the nose with an endoscope. later on... 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,... Read more »

HIV positive woman looking for connections

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hi! I am a 28 year old female doctor with HIV. I got the
infection through a needle stick injury. I was diagnosed in 96 when I offered a blood transfusion to a friend's father. I have been through hell, mainly because my profession put me in constant... Read more »