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What Kind Of Medication Is Used To Treat Hiv

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Gynecological Problems and HIV/AIDS

HIV-Positive Women and Gynecological Problems Certain gynecological (GYN) conditions are more common, more serious and/or more difficult to treat in HIV-positive women than HIV-negative women. If left untreated, some GYN infections can develop into more serious conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) or cervical cancer. Which GYN Conditions Are Most Problematic? Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV, Genital Herpes) There are many forms...
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Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Good question.Doctors who treat hepatitis C include hepatologists or infectious disease doctors.... Read more »

What Type of Physician treats HIV

I have been HIV positive for over 25 years and doing just fine - I am researching and want to switch physicians - what type of physician would be best schooled on treating HIV positive men?? WOuld it be and infectious disease dr. or is there...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi and thanks for posting.Great question. In the past (here in the US), HIV doctors were nearly always infectious disease trained. Today, with fewer cases of AIDS complications, and the average age of people living with HIV approaching 50,... Read more »

Kind of physician considered specialist for anemia

What kind of physician would be considered a specialist to work with anemia?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
A hematologist is a physician who specializes in diseases of the blood, including anemia. Anemia however, can often be diagnosed and treated effectively by many different types of physicians. HIV specialists are often well trained to recognize and... Read more »

what kind of pill is this?

what kind of medicine is GABAPENTIN 300 MG (NEURONTIN) and what is it used for?...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
Gabapentin is a neuroleptic, that is, a medication generally used to treat seizures. It has also been found to be effective in treating peripheral neuropathy in patients with diabetes or HIV.... Read more »
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Kind of upset with my Doctor

Posted by PeaceandLove, 2 Replies
So here's the scoop. I'm not sure if I'm being a Drama Queen or have a good reason to be dissappointed with my Doctor who I respect very much. I've been seeing this Dr. since I was diagnosed (3 years now). He doesnt have the best beside manner but... Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
Hello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »

what kinds of blood testing can determine HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What kinds of blood testing can determine HIV? i had a blood test rescently but i dont know what it is for yet. Im not sure if i have hiv or not and im just wondering if the blood test i had can determine if i have HIV eventhough i didnt get a... Read more »

First Numbers: Kind of weird

Posted by personpitch, 6 Replies
Hello,

I got my first numbers today, and they weren't quite what I expected. I was hoping I could go a few years without medication, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

vl:1000
cd4: 209

So, my VL is relatively low, but my cd4 is just hovering above... Read more »