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Impact of Potent Combination Antiretroviral Therapies on Health Care Resource Utilization by Patients with HIV Infection

Three studies presented at the 4th National Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Washington, DC reported dramatic decreases in inpatient and outpatient hospital utilization by patients with HIV infection at the largest AIDS... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Combined ARV, Antibiotic Treatment Could Reduce HIV Mortality Among Patients in Resource-Limited Settings, Study Finds

Simultaneously treating patients living with HIV/AIDS with antiretrovirals (ARVs) and an inexpensive antibiotic known as co-trimoxazole can reduce HIV mortality by 50 percent in the first 18 months of treatment, according to a Lancet study ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Africa: HIV Mortality Among HAART Patients in Resource-Poor Settings Can Be Improved

Sub-Saharan Africa's excessive HIV mortality rates could be reduced if patients were diagnosed sooner and placed on highly active antiretroviral therapy earlier in the course of the disease, according to research presented at the 16th Conference on... Read more »
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Cervical Cancer resources

I would like a good resource for information on HIV and treatment of cervical cancer, in particular should the results of pap tests after a leep procedure be interpreted differently for HIV + than HIV - patients. i have had a leep and then a pap 3...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
Hi, I am going to answer your question the best I can. I will also refer you to Dr Sullivan on the expert panel to get his advise in women' health issues. I have attached an article about cervical cancer and its causes for you to read-I know... Read more »

PEP med resources

Any resources for an indigent, homeless person trying to get PEP treatment in Tallahassee, FL? What I've tried requires being a patient and an ID to do that and/or lab work before they prescribe anything which takes around 5 days, not including...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello,Have you tried the local emergency department? The only testing that's required (formally speaking) is a rapid HIV test- it's important to be negative before starting on a PEP regimen- as it might be different that a treatment for... Read more »
Sharon Lee, M.D.

Response from Sharon Lee, M.D.

University of Kansas Medical Center
Studies have suggested that HIV is not present in the sperm themselves but it is in the fluid which surrounds them (Semen). Sperm washing consists of removing the semen (and presumably the HIV) from the sperm and then using the "washed"... Read more »

Where to find information about privacy rights amongst HIV infected patients

To whom it may concern: I am a college student doing a research project on the privacy rights of HIV/AIDS infected patients when it comes to health care. I have searching and searching for places to find laws for such issues, and am having a great...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
Here are a few suggestions to get you started: first, go to the National AIDS Fund Workplace Resource Center through their website at www.aidsfund.org. Look at the website of David Webber, Esq. he's got lots of information and resources:... Read more »
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Resources

Posted by Anonymous
Here is a nice collection of women's resources, including info on HIV and pregnancy.

http://aids.about.com/cs/womensresources/

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Resource for Parents of HIV+ son?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi there -- does anyone have suggestions about a helpful book or resource for the parents of someone who is positive? Like a "coming out" about HIV help book? Something with facts, and stories about living with HIV that helps express it is not a... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men

Posted by TheBody
Are you a man who's into other men? Are you looking for HIV/AIDS information from a safe, trusted place that was created with you in mind?

TheBody.com's new HIV/AIDS Resource Center for Gay Men contains a vast collection of basic info, first-person... Read more »

HIV/AIDS EDUCATION-OUR BEST RESOURCE

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
HIV/AIDS EDUCATION - Our best resource is individuals infected with HIV

Education is paramount if we are to reach individuals infected with HIV and those living with AIDS. Obviously, our best resource is from those who are affected by the disease!... Read more »