Number Of Physicians Contracting Hiv From Patients

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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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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
... Is this possible true? what do you think about it?Response from Dr. FrascinoHi,The elusive search for an HIV/AIDS cure has been replete with disappointments over the past 27 years.... Read more »

How to contract HIV (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES, 2009) (Obama Budget Would Kill Abstinence-Only Funding)

If a HIV - woman and a HIV - man have sexual intercourse while the woman is on her menstrual period, is there a possibility of contracting HIV just because she is on her period? even if both dont have HIV/AIDS?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...precautions to significantly reduce the risk of infecting your infant, including not breast-feeding. Most people are tested by private physicians, at local health department facilities, or in hospitals. In addition, many states offer anonymous... Read more »

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 »

Is what my doctor did normal practice?

I contracted HIV last year from my bf. I tested negative in June 08 but in January 09 I tested positive. I went to see a specialist and had all of my bloodwork done. When i called back he said everything was fine he'll see me in July. I had my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation 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 care... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Emotional Needs of HIV-Positive Patients

...previous bicycle rides, which raises money for four to five different agencies in the state of Florida that supports people with HIV/AIDS. This year in March, more than $380,000 was raised, which will be divided between four different agencies in... 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

...that treatment begin when levels fall below 500," according to the newspaper (Maugh, 7/18). The WHO's 2006 guidelines "advised doctors to begin therapy when the patient's count of CD4 cells ... reaches 200 cells or less per microlitre of blood," ... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...affect women living with HIV infection. To date, the medical community has focused a large amount of its research efforts on HIV/AIDS in men. 1 , 2 However, both clinical experience and the observational data that we do have suggest that,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Groups Allege Calif. Agency Shared HIV Patient Data

...the law." He said the data did not include patients' HIV status, the medications they are prescribed, or the names of their doctors or insurance carriers. AHF President Michael Weinstein said the foundation sought to recruit clients for a... 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 »

Help for the Worried Warts

Posted by JonCage, 2 Replies
... could be an addict - Having blood drawn or having injec-tions, even with new, packaged needles - Going to hospitals, doctors' offices, dentists, medical labs, or any place where ill persons gather or medical procedures are done... Read more »

My experience being diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...others didn't. I didn't ask. I couldn't help but think while I was lying there about those first people who were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and the isolation and fears from others they must have had to endure. It was a very scary feeling and I... Read more »

what are the actual numbers?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...means numerically speaking when they say "high risk" as opposed to "low risk" or "moderate risk". I need NUMBERS!!! I have had doctors tell me that they considered certain moles on my back to be a "high risk", but when I explained to them that... Read more »