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Universal Precautions For Hiv Patient

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

University of Alabama-Birmingham Emergency Department to Screen All Patients for HIV

The University of Alabama-Birmingham and some 25 other metro-area hospitals hope to reduce the number of new HIV infections by testing all patients treated in their emergency departments. The state Department of Public Health is providing a $1.6... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Utah: University Professor to Study Meds Compliance in HIV Patients

A national study to assess AIDS drug adherence will seek to determine the characteristics of patients who adhere to therapy well or poorly. Poorly adherent patients may need to start treatment later to avoid drug resistance. To help clinicians make... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: University of Chicago to Close Dentistry Clinic That Treats AIDS and HIV Patients

A University of Illinois at Chicago dental clinic that serves HIV/AIDS patients will close in March, officials from the school said. According to Dean Bruce Graham, state funding for the Special Patient Care Clinic has declined in the past five... Read more »
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Medicine University

Sorry for posting this question here. But I didn't find a perfect fitting theme. (Sorry, my english is not that goog, I hope you will understand my question). I really think you are the best one to answer me. I'm a 4 year grade student (6...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Brazilian Medical Student,You do not need to give up your medical career because you are HIV infected. Universal precautions have been established long ago to prevent HIV transmission from patient to physician and vice versa.As for the risk of... Read more »

benefits and/or precautions for exercise in the patient with HIV/AIDS

Can you please discuss and/or refer me to any articles/research that discusses the benefits, precautions, guidelines or contraindications of exercise (aerobic, strengthening, stretching) for a person with HIV and the person with AIDS? Has any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I strongly recommend exercise for everyone HIV+ or not! It may be even more crucial for those of us with HIV disease or other chronic conditions because we are prone to lose vital lean body mass. Exercise has been shown in multiple clinical... Read more »

Why is there a CD4 Gold Standard Universally Assumed?

How can practictioners conclude at what CD4 number a patient should begin therapy or "treatment" (read: go from feeling healthy not on the meds to feeling like wanting to die b/c of the meds). It's my experience that there is a wide...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for sharing your frustration with the wide variability in CD4 counts (in same px can vary due to circadian cycle by 30% throughout the day) that vexes patients and clinicians on a regular basis.... Read more »

HIV risk at clinic and from hospital workers

Sometimes on this forum there are questions relating to a medical person not following universal precautions or not disclosing their hiv status and then working as a surgical tech or something like that. Or there have occasionally been people who...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Getting HIV from visiting a medical setting is <i>incredibly</i> unlikely. This is why we, as you say, answer question like it doesn't really happen. This is also why we don't see statistics reporting... Read more »
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University of California, San Francisco's Center

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University of California, San Francisco's Center for AIDS Prevention
- jmandel@psg.ucsf.edu

Great hands-on public health and research project management opportunity
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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - HIV/AIDS RESEARCH STUDY

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Steven Koh, a graduate student in the Social and Political Sciences Department at the University of Cambridge, is currently conducting a research study focusing on HIV/AIDS stigma. He is looking for individuals interested in sharing their stories... Read more »

ANONYMOUS E-MAIL RESEARCH- UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

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Those who are HIV-positive have much to contribute to the research and literature on HIV/AIDS. Based on this belief, the University of Cambridge, England, is currently conducting research on the experience of living with HIV/AIDS. Steven Koh, a... Read more »

ANONYMOUS E-MAIL RESEARCH- UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Posted by Anonymous
Those who are HIV-positive have much to contribute to the research and literature on HIV/AIDS. Based on this belief, the University of Cambridge, England, is currently conducting research on the experience of living with HIV/AIDS. Steven Koh, a... Read more »