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Precautions For Working Around Hiv Patients

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Ask the Experts

Can a HIV patient get the lapband and will meds still work afterwards?

If a HIV patient is on meds can they get the lapband procedure done with no problem? After the surgery will their med still be absorb ok in their stomach?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Several HIV+ patients in our clinic have undergone a variety of weight reduction procedures with results generally mirroring the general population. Read more »

Dentist working with HIV+ patients

Hello Dr. Bob! I am a senior dental student and I have recently volunteered to treat HIV+ patients... Read more »

Coinfection Treatment- Does old Mono treatment work better for acute patients

There is a lot of conflicting information for the best tratment for a coinfection. As I prepare to... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drugs Don't Work for Half of China's AIDS Patients, Study Says

... A new study of China's free antiretroviral (ARV) program finds nearly half of patients receiving treatment stopped responding to the drugs after five years and were unable to access second-line medicines available Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drugs Don't Work for Many Indian AIDS Patients

...advisor to the program. However, NACO has decided it cannot afford to introduce newer second-line drugs for distribution to AIDS patients whose virus is resistant to first-line therapies. India introduced free antiretroviral drug (ARV) treatment... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Accountant Crunches Numbers, Must Work With AIDS Patients

...arrival, he plans to join two friends in their AIDS ministry. This will be a dramatic change for Chimhungwe, who previously worked as an accountant in Mutare. But, before taking the accountant's job, he had worked for a Christian-based AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Working to Develop Treatments for Patients Initially Infected With Drug-Resistant HIV Strains

...Researchers are developing treatments for HIV/AIDS patients initially infected with drug-resistant strains of HIV because such cases often are "harder to treat" than cases in which the Read more »
Connect With Others

I work with AIDS patients

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
... I work with AIDS patients a lot and it's such a good time now. There is so much hope in the air. The AIDS floors are emptying out and people are feeling 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 »

patient assistance programs

Posted by douglass, 3 Replies
...hey everybody- just wanted to let you know that there are some great patient assistance programs out there for alot of your hiv needs- for free meds go to your local social services office-for treatment Read more »

How does the HIV test work?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Immuno Assay), this test are in generally the same but diffrent methods used To detect HIV and other viruses. serum from the patient will be mixed with virus components. If the person have antibodies they will bind to the virus proteins. They you... Read more »