Laws Protecting Physicians With Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...perhaps wanting results without waiting for the window period, may be curious about a PCR or other types of viral load (RNA) testing (testing directly for the virus itself). Viral load testing is generally used to allow physicians to track with great accuracy the progression of HIV in the body -- thus helping HIV-infected patients make choices about appropriate treatment strategies. Most people concerned about their HIV status do not ...
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Physician with probable HIV infection

Dr. Frascino, I am a practing physician whose partner recently tested positive for HIV. Given the time we have been together I am quite sure I am positive as well. I currently have no symptoms and I am very leary of having my practice partners and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposure. If positive, your options for remaining completely anonymous are limited. You could find a private practice with an HIV specialist who is willing to work closely with you to protect your privacy. To remain completely anonymous you would... Read more »

% of MSM HIV transmission from protected anal sex magnetic couple

Hey Dr. BobThanks for all your great work! I'm in a magnetic relationship, and I was just curious if there are statistics regarding routes of transmission? Particularly, everyone says that unprotected receptive anal sex is the riskiest, but what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...concerned by your first statement, ". . . I just took PEP and I don't know what the side effects are . . . ." The prescribing physician (hopefully an HIV specialist) should have explained potential side effects at the time the medications were... Read more »

are physicians restricted from practice?

my question is are physicians tested for hiv and restricted from practice if they are found positive when they start their practice? is there any law that rule a physician to tell his employers that he is positive?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Nope! Just as physicians cannot demand an HIV test before they agree to help a patient, a patient cannot demand his or her physician take an HIV test before engaging his/her Read more »

Protected Sex with HIV+ Person

Dear Doctor:I am (very very) concerned about something that recently happened to me. On November 28 I had protected receptive anal sex with a man who subsequently told me he was HIV positive. He came inside me (with the condom on). I went to the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...agree with the hospital's recommendation. PEP was not warranted. 2.That you are "not aware" of having been penetrated by an HIVer before doesn't mean it hasn't happened! Twenty-five percent of the over one million HIV-positive Americans are... Read more »
Body Positive

HIV is a Disability! Court Protects HIV-Positive People

...People who are HIV-positive but asymptomatic are protected from discrimination under the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). That was the Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Growing Belief" Among Men in Swaziland That Circumcision Provides Complete Protection Against HIV, IRIN News Reports

...originates with women. Why? Because it is the women who are tested first, when they are about to give birth." An unnamed Zambian physician who treats people living with HIV/AIDS at government hospitals said, "It's the law of unintended... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider together as a team. That makes it easier to choose and stick to your treatment plan. "Care provider" means a doctor, a physician's assistant, or a nurse practitioner. There are several issues you may want to consider in choosing an HIV... 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, Read more »

Protected Blowjob+Handjob

Posted by indian_guy, 1 Reply
...notorious red light area (serving lot of customers one after the other) - bed seemed untidy - is that a worry?: (i) Handjob without protection. (ii) Protected blow job (condom). Did not ejaculate. (iii) to ejaculate masturbated by hand. while... Read more »

coinfection with hiv and heb c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Question: I have heard that HCV can interfere with the window period to test for HIV this true? If so, how long should one wait before testing for... Read more »

Need info on sons risk with HIV+ wife.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...married for 3 a girl know for 3 months before. He is heterosexual, non IUD no STD's. I have just been told she is HIV + and has been for 4 years. cd 4 count of 214..unsure of viral load. They maintain they have always had protected... Read more »
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