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The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...should be started in anyone with a CD4 count less than350 HIV treatment should also be started if you are in one or more of thefollowing situations, no matter what your CD4 count: You have or had symptoms of AIDS (such as opportunistic infections, also called OIs) You are a pregnant woman You have HIV-related kidney disease You need treatment for hepatitis B (HBV) ...
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HIV and Breastfeeding - New WHO guidelines

In light of the latest PMTCT and breastfeeding guidelines released by WHO, I would like to know if it's recommendations pertain to people in first world countries as well or only for people in third world countries with little or no access to clean...
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
...The current US CDC and Academy of Pediatrics guidelines recommend NOT breast feeding, even if on HIV treatment. I don't know whether that will change, given the new WHO guidelines from Read more »

HIV Window Period - UK guidelines

HiI know a great deal has been written on this forum (and elsewhere on the web) about the 'window period' and whether it's 3 or 6 months. But I've just read the latest national UK HIV guidelines (the documents are downloadable at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the U.S. Government. Look at who we currently have at the helm. Do I need to say more? No, I thought not.BRAVO to the UK HIV guidelines folks for their clear and concise statement. I wholeheartedly agree!Cheers!Dr. Bob Read more »

Guidelines for Pap test in HIV+ woman

I have seen conflicting information on scheduling frequency for Pap test. Every 6 months or annually for those with normal results, which is teh recommendation? thank you
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
Pap smears test for cancer and pre-cancer of the cervix. Cancer of the cervix is thought to be caused by a progressive infection with human papilloma virus. So, like other infections that get worse with lower t-cell counts, the likelihood that HPV... Read more »

New Company - Guideline for HIV in the Work Place

WE are a new Company in Africa and I have been requested to set up a Company Policy & Procedure manual need assistance to find relevent info or existing documents advise etc
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Congratulations. I wish your company well. The best source for good, effective policies that I know about is this country's National AIDS Fund, www.aidsfund.org. There are also sample policies at the US Centers for Disease Control's Business... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN PlusNews Reports on Possible Effects of Adopting WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines in Malawi

... IRIN PlusNews examines the outcomes of a WHO-supported study in Malawi to assess what adopting the new WHO HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines would mean for the country. "According to the feasibility study, [adopting the guidelines would... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malawi, Zimbabwe May Struggle to Implement WHO HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines

... Inter Press Service examines the growing concern among HIV/AIDS advocates that the Malawian government's adoption of the WHO's updated HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines will lead to a decrease Read more »
The Body

Expert Panel Revises U.S. HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines; Recommends Starting HIV Meds Earlier

...country, and many HIV health care workers are likely to follow them. The guidelines themselves were revised by a panel of 30 HIV/AIDS experts from across the U.S. We'll summarize a few of the major changes in the revised guidelines below. A ... Read more »
The Body

European AIDS Clinical Society, World Health Organization Each Issue Revised HIV/AIDS Treatment Guidelines

... The past month has been a busy one when it comes to HIV/AIDS treatment guidelines. Revised U.S. guidelines were released on Dec. 1 , providing an interesting counterpoint to recently updated Read more »
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Community Member Sought for HIV Treatment Guidelin

Posted by Anonymous
...policy initiatives related to treatment in HIV-infected adults. Find out more about serving on this prestigious panel: http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/other/Community_announcement2.pdf. Read more »

July 17,2001 Draft HIV CTR Guidelines

Posted by Anonymous
...it's interesting. ========================================================== 5.4 Follow-up Testing in Clients with Negative HIV Test Results Decisions about the timing and frequency of follow-up HIV testing should be individualized to client... Read more »

Catholic Relief Services- HIV/AIDS Chief of Party

Posted by hrrecruiting
...Requisition Number: I 08 001 Background: CRS is the consortium lead for AIDSRelief, which is operational in 9 countries in Africa and the Caribbean. The Consortium in Rwanda comprises CRS as the prime, Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...there are no innocent victims. HIV is a viral illness, not a tool of self destruction. I have seen thousands of folks with HIV/AIDS over the past quarter century and I can assure you none not a single one wanted to be infected. Yes, some have... Read more »