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What Type Of Doctor Treats Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

GlobalPost Blog Interviews Iranian Doctor Imprisoned After Treating HIV/AIDS Patients

GlobalPost's "Global Pulse " blog features an interview with Iranian physician Kamiar Alaei, who along with his brother, Arash Alaei, worked to treat patients with HIV/AIDS in Iran and was arrested and imprisoned by Iranian government authorities... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

To Treat or Not To Treat ...

Let's say you have just received an HIV diagnosis, due to Pneumocystis pneumonia, a CD4 count of 120 and viral load at 260,000. Ask 100 doctors if you should be treated with antivirals (in addition to antibiotics and subsequent prophylaxis for the... Read more »
Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services

Talk HIV, Test HIV, Treat HIV: The First National HIV Testing Week USA

Talk HIV. Test HIV. Treat HIV. It starts with a conversation and knowing your HIV serostatus. From June 21 - June 27, 2014 across the United States AIDS service organization, outpatient departments, health centers, community clinics, hospitals,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can My Doctor Refuse Treating My HIV

I'm a hetero married HIV+ patient and a Pulmonary Hypertension patient. However when I was diagnosed with HIV I began seeing an Infectious Disease doctor to begin treatment of my HIV. My wife is HIV- and she goes with me to all my doctors...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Nathan and thanks for posting.Sounds like you've had challenges in communication with your care providers- yes, with that very low CD4 and viral load it was indeed time to start medications. Indeed, HIV medications are now recommended... Read more »

Doctor Not Treating HCV, only HIV

My husband is HIV, Hep C pos and has had Hep B but cleared his system. His HIV doc is not pursuing treatment for HCV. His VL is undetectable, Tcells around 360, not sure liver counts, platelet count stays around 50,000-80,000. Not much info out...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
This is a big problem with many HIV treaters. His low platelets may indicate cirrhosis which may be more deadly than HIV. There is every reason to treat HCV now in HIV + patients. Later in May 2004 the New England Journal will have two articles on... Read more »

Doctor Not Treating HCV, only HIV

My husband is HIV, Hep C pos and has had Hep B but cleared his system. His HIV doc is not pursuing treatment for HCV. His VL is undetectable, Tcells around 360, not sure liver counts, platelet count stays around 50,000-80,000. Not much info out...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The treatment of the hep C/HIV co-infected patient can be a challenge though the results are getting better. Determining the hep C genotype and the histologic stage (with a liver biospy)are often the first steps to decide about treatment. Avoiding... Read more »

Sinusitus a Sign of HIV??? And do doctors try to treat you without you knowing??

I came down with a sinus infection on February 16th and I thought it went away but it has returned this past weekend, this time with swollen glands in my neck. The doctor did blood tests and throat culture, but there was no mono or strep. Im...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Crying in My Coffee,You are actually worried that your doctor is trying to treat you for HIV without your knowing???? WHAT??? Dude, you are not "going nuts;" you are already nuts. In fact such fears qualify you as full-blown loony... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

Treated as worthless

Posted by Lomitadaren
This is a prime example of how vulnerable we (PWA) People living with Aids are, and how even when there is Gross Medical Malpractice by a supporting medical provider, we are treated as unimportant, irrelevant, and bothersome.
Millions of dollars a... Read more »

Should I report this HIV doctor?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 6 Replies
Hi.

It's six days since I had a bad experience with an HIV doctor. The anger in me has subsided. However, I was so enraged by this doctor at the time that the next day I got in touch with the hospital to find out to whom I should direct a... Read more »

SEEKING FERTILITY DOCS WHO TREAT POSITIVE COUPLES!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello Friends,

My husband and I are both positive and have been researching having a baby for 2 years. We are both healthy with undetectable viral loads and high cd4 counts and we are well aware of the risks. I know under the Americans With... Read more »