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Misconceptions In Pain Management For Patients With Hiv

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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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HIV infection cure? Was told on CNN. What do you think? Mommy of three. (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010)

Hello my beloved Dr. Bob. I hope you are feeling wonderfully. I am writing because I came upon this article today on CNN's news page. I think I know you enough to figure out what you think about it, but truly want to hear all you have to say about...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,See below!Happy Healthy Holidays to you and yours.Dr. BobDoctors in Berlin claim to have found a "cure" for HIV (BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) (TIMOTHY BROWN, THE BERLIN PATIENT, 2010) Dec 18, 2010Hi Dr. Bob. I was on the internet and ran across this... Read more »

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 by...
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. 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 »
Articles
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Peripheral Neuropathy

...currents in nerves and muscles. The amount or speed of these electric signals drops with different types of PN. However, many patients with PN are not diagnosed correctly. How Is It Treated? Talk to your health care provider about... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Essiac

...alleviating sore throats. It is used inmany herbal cough drops or teas for sore throats. Caisse used the herbal tea to treat patients with cancer. Someof them claimed to be cured; others said the herbal tea easedtheir pain. In 1938 in Canada a... 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 »

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 Read more »