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Should Patient Be Told That Doctor Has Hiv

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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 »

Doctor looking after terminal AIDS patient

Dear Dr. Bob I am sure you have answer these kind of question many a times, but I think an answer... 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... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Going Beyond HIV: Doctors Urged to Fight Patients' Other Illnesses Too

...treatment, says a study presented at the recent 18th International AIDS Conference in Vienna. "We just want to make sure that both patients and doctors treating people with HIV don't just focus on the T-cells," said Renslow Sherer, a professor... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

Survey Reveals Nearly Twice as Many Physicians Than Patients Are Concerned About HIV Drug Resistance

... Washington, DC -- HIV-treating physicians and patients agree that resistance to anti-HIV medications is one of the most challenging issues in HIV care today. However, their degree Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwean Women's Caucus Calls for Government Review of Policy Barring Doctors From Disclosing Patients' HIV Status to Spouses, Relatives

...Zimbabwe's Parliamentary Women's Caucus last weekend adopted a resolution calling on the government to review the country's doctor-patient confidentiality policy in regard to HIV status, Zimbabwe's Herald reports. According to Zimbabwean law,... 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 »

AIDS Patients Face Downside of Living Longer

Posted by ScotCharles
...his future. But at what cost? That is the question, heretical to some, that is now being voiced by scientists, doctors and patients encountering a constellation of ailments showing up prematurely or in disproportionate numbers among the first... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...countries: that the epidemic is fueled by people of color -- mostly Africans and Asians, particularly men. In Ukraine, nearly all patients are white, almost half are women, and most are younger than 25. Antiretroviral medications have only... Read more »

Time to find a new doctor?

Posted by acriado, 3 Replies
...HIV I might just lose my benefits at any moment. I was stunned and at a loss for words to hear this news. I only see my HIV doctor every 5-6 months over a period of 6 years. I get the impression he really does not know me as a person or how... Read more »