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Is Hiv An Infectious Disease

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infectious disease vs. hiv specialist ??

whats the difference ?? are they basically the same thing ?? If they are different, what diseases do id's check for ??
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
...This is a hotly debated issue. Here goes. ID docs are usually board certified in internal medicine and in the sub-specialty of infectious diseases. They see a variety of infectious diseases like diabetic infections, surgical infections, malaria,... Read more »

HIV

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Possible baby with HIV

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Articles
HIV Medicine Association

HIV Testing Policy: A Joint Position Paper of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians

...College of Physicians (ACP), the leading professional organization of internal medicine, and the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (HIVMA), the nation's foremost organization of physicians and scientists ... Read more »
U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse and the Link to HIV/AIDS and Other Infectious Diseases

...care for HIV/AIDS and related illnesses is also critical to reducing and preventing the spread of new infections. What Other Infectious Diseases Are Associated With HIV/AIDS? Besides increasing their risk of HIV infection, individuals who take... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Unsafe Blood Transfusions, Medical Practices in Central Asia Contributing to Spread of Infectious Diseases, Including HIV, World Bank Report Says

...blood transfusion services and medical practices in Central Asian countries are contributing to the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases in the region, according to a report recently released by the World Bank , Kazakhstan... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Gates Foundation Seeking Grant Proposals for $100 Million Initiative to Support Research on Infectious Diseases, Including HIV/AIDS

...that it will begin accepting grant proposals on March 31 for the first round of its $100 million initiative to fund research on infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, the AP/ Houston Chronicle reports. The Grand Challenges Explorations is... Read more »
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CD4 668 - Viral Load 227567 ? about viral load

Posted by Courtkidx, 1 Reply
I just got these results via phone and im just curious if anyone can tell me if I should be worried about my semi high viral load? I know my cd4 count is good. I am newly diagnosed as of dec. 30, 2009. Any info would be appreciated. Read more »

hiv specialist suggestions?

Posted by bluewindow, 2 Replies
...Dear thebody members, Only a few weeks ago, I tested positive for HIV and currently I am looking for a physician in the New York City area. I ve been reading that is very important to get a doctor Read more »

Communicable disease test for work? Is that legal?

Posted by BayRS, 2 Replies
...quick question and I need all the opinions I can get, please. Is it true that places like McDonalds, KFC, etc...make you get a communicable disease test in order to become a manager? I heard that you need to go to training and also get a... Read more »

children

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Do children respond to hiv medication and live just as long as adults with hiv? Or do they have more complications? Read more »