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Pros Of Telling Patient Doctor Has Hiv

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Building a Cooperative Doctor/Patient Relationship

... Introduction For the Patient ... For the Doctor ... If Disagreements Occur ... Introduction A positive HIV-antibody test or an AIDS diagnosis changes many aspects of a person's life, including the kind of relationship they may choose to
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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 »

First claim of aids cure from the scientific community and qualified medical doctors! (BONE MARROW TRANSPLANT,"FUNCTIONAL CURE"

Hi Dr. Bob,While I dont have hiv nor have been at risk, I follow your posts just for your great sense of humour and expert knowledge.Anyway, the news just broke that German doctors have had a breakthrough which might be a big step in finding a CURE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...will lead to a resurgence of interest in gene therapy and other efforts aimed at a cure. The particular treatment the Berlin patient underwent would be appropriate for only very few highly selected individuals. The procedure also carries... Read more »

Physician bitten by HIV+ patient

Hi, I am an intern with an interest in plastics so this is not my area of expertise!! I was bitten by a psychotic patient with AIDS when taking a history. Contact for about 2 seconds then a 'rip' across my forearm with enough penetration to cause...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
..."Updated US Public Health Services Guidelines for Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis." It can be downloaded from the CDC or HHS Web site. It also appeared in the MMWR (Morbidity and... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Ukrainian HIV/AIDS Activists Allege Intimidation, Imprisonment of Doctors and Patients

...director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance in Ukraine, which has "documented dozens of cases of human rights abuses of patients and medical staff" (Stracansky, 8/4). Back to other news for August 2010 Search the Newsroom archive ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Moscow Times Examines How Drug Shortages in Russia Are Leading Doctors to Prescribe Replacement HIV/AIDS Meds to Patients

... In Russia, some patients living with HIV/AIDS, whose regular drug therapy was replaced by "another, less preferable drug," are bringing lawsuits against Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...setting and that people at higher risk should be tested annually. 11 The guidelines recommend opt-out screening, where a patient would be informed that he or she will be tested for HIV infection and given the opportunity to decline, instead of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...they should be able to give you more appropriate health care. All providers should protect themselves from diseases carried in patients' blood. If providers are likely to come in contact with your blood, you can remind them to put gloves on. ... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive doctor are to be tested for the virus. Does this mean HIV positive Doctors cannot... Read more »

So concerned about my mom.

Posted by JJ77, 2 Replies
...came to them like that? I feel like such a fool. In 2008 my sister told me she found some medication that said "for HIV patients". I confronted my mother but this time, as an adult. She did admit to having it and felt so relieved that it... Read more »

CD4, 320 , Viral load 26000, what to do??????

Posted by david73, 8 Replies
...It's just I'm wondering if I'm doing my body more harm by not starting the meds or if I'm just putting off what could be more problems with side effects to these meds. What are your thoughts? Thanks! 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 »