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Pharmacist saying outloud some comments about my HIV meds

Hi,I realize this forum is for workplace issues, however due to the lack of places where I can get some orientation on this issue I am going to dare to post my question here.Yesterday I went to my pharmacy to request some prescriptions (antibiotics)...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Of course you're upset. Pharmacists should be as sensitive to confidentiality concerns as any physician. There was no excuse for using the diagnosis out loud, for other customers to hear, in the pharmacy. Please return to the pharmacy and ask... Read more »

Pharmacist Violated my privacy

My daughter's ex in-laws whom are pharmacists where I use to get my meds, ( the pharmacy keeps records on their computors indefinatly) I'm about 80% sure they showed her on their computer as they have home access to files ,... theyve...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
If I understand your question: your pharmacist shared information on your diagnosis with your daughter, who apparently has made it through the last 25 years without understanding how HIV is transmitted, and she now refuses you access to your... Read more »

Prescription Queried by Pharmacist

My doctor prescribed Combivir and Tyricten for me today after my latest lab results came. But on presentation, the pharmacist protested asking for clarification. told me these drugs do not work together. Could it be that my doctor is off track with...
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
In general, I agree with the pharmacist. Combivir contains AZT and 3TC. Tyricten contains tenofovir and FTC. 3TC and FTC are essentially the same drug, and there is no advantage to taking both FTC and 3TC. All of these drugs are from the same class... Read more »

Role of HIV PCR (APTIMA HIV-1 RNA QUALITATIVE ASSAY FDA APPROVED FOR DIAGNOSTIC USE)

I am a family physician and first I wanted to commend your frank and frequently humorous answers to your readers questions. The appropriate use of humor when taking care of patients humanizes us as physicians. Continue your good work.I am the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Medical director of an urgent care facility in Vegas??? Now that must really be an entertaining position. I love Vegas and visit frequently. I'm always amazed at the often bizarre-appearing folks I see lumbering in and out of casinos on The... Read more »
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Caretaker and Lover Conflicting Roles?

Posted by Ronnie, 1 Reply
Hi everyone!

So, my partner and I are both positive. He has AIDS, I'm recently seroconverted (5-04).

He suffered from some OI's in December, but he's doing well now. But, somehow I have taken on the role of caretaker. I take it upon myself to worry... Read more »

Seeking Serodiscordant Role Models

Posted by AboutTimex, 3 Replies
Two guys here, mixed status, looking for a little advice. We've been together a few months and are navigating how to deal with our neg/pos match up. We'd like to hear from some similar couples about their experiences within a serodiscordant... Read more »

HIV Stops WIth Me Campaign Spokesmodels

Posted by HIVStopsWithMe
We are looking for HIV-positive role models in the community to join & promote our media campaign, HIV Stops With Me. We are in search of dynamic people who may work / volunteer at their local HIV/AIDS service organization, or participate in... Read more »

HIV Stops With Me Campaign Spokesmodels

Posted by HIVStopsWithMe
We are looking for HIV-positive role models in the community to join & promote our media campaign, HIV Stops With Me. We are in search of dynamic people who may work / volunteer at their local HIV/AIDS service organization, or participate in... Read more »