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Will My HIV Medication Work When Using A PEG Feed

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Pregnancy and HIV

How Do Babies Get AIDS? How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? Breastfeeding How Do We Know if a Newborn Is Infected? What About the Mother's Health? The Bottom Line How Do Babies Get AIDS? HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn child. According to the World Health Organization, without antiretroviral treatment, up to 30% of babies of HIV infected mothers get HIV. If the...
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PEG TUBE SPLASH TO EYE OF HIV+ PATIENT

i AM AN RN AND ON NOV. 9, 2008, I WAS GIVING MEDS VIA PEG TUBE TO AND AIDS PATIENT W/HIGH VIRAL COUNT AND LOW CD4 COUNT - HIV/RNA 854, ABSOLUTE CD4 1284, CD3% 95 (H), AND CD4+CD3 4(L), WHEN OPENING THE PEG TO ADMINISTER MEDS IT SPLASHED ME IN THE...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,First of all, an HIV RNA plasma viral load of 854 and absolute CD4 cell cont of 1,284 are not considered to be a "high viral load and low CD4 count" by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, just the opposite is true.Your... Read more »

low cd4 on peg interferon

HIV undetect. on Atripla and Ziagen. Started pegysis/ribavarin six and a half wks ago, after 1 mo. at 190 pegasys and 1000mg ribavarin... dr. cut interferon in half and ribavarin to 600. I'm genotype 2, but had a high baseline load (6.75...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You appear to have a complicated history. I also cannot tell exactly why your doctors cut back on your dosing. You will want to get their feedback. However, I will tell you how I manage some of my patients and perhaps you can discuss your management... Read more »

ON LAM (3 months) what next? ADEFOVIR and/or PegIFN

Dear Doctors,My profile is as follows:Diagnosed on Nov 2000.HBsAg POsitive HBcoreAB Positive HBsAB NegativeHBvDNA Positive (26.000.000 copies-ml as of Nov 2000).187.336.000 copies-ml as of Apr 2002).Feb 2002:ALT/AST = 276/126; Apr 2002:ALT/AST =...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Adefovir was approved yesterday and should be on the market in a few months and will work if HBV becomes resistant to lamivudine. The results of Peg and lamivudine also seem to be better than either alone. There is no clear best answer now.... Read more »

Feeding my friend...

I'm a chef with a heavy interest in nutrition (and its role in helping with health problems). I'm about to move in with my best friend of 12 years, who's been positive for 8. She's previously unmedicated, but just started on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Good set of questions. Unfortunately the literature on how to optimize nutrition in the setting of treated HIV infection is sub-optimal. The efavirenz in Atripla can cause central nervous system side effects when the pill is taken with a high fat... Read more »
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SWF,HIV infected through work

Posted by Anonymous
Hi,

Just checking to see if I'm the only person in this world who contracted this disease through their job. Ironically, I am a Medical Technologist who worked as a supervisor and taught students blood precautions when doing their job. After 13 years... Read more »

WHAT GOOD ARE HIV TEST IF THEY DON'T WORK!!

Posted by help290, 1 Reply
I have been dealing with this for over three years 7 doctors 8 negative antibody test 1 negative pcr and lately 1 indeterminate western blot
1 band not sure which one and now the ID doctor wants me to wait a month for another western blot. I have... Read more »

HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
I'm looking to connect with anyone who has experience as an HIV+ person working on faculty, as a researcher or graduate student in academia. I'm a PhD student in an extremely competitive program at a major research university and I am not "out" at... Read more »

countries where HIV+ people can work

Posted by markkkkky, 3 Replies
Hi.

I just want to know if there are other countries where HIV+ people can work and be able to grant a work permit? I know there are countries who don't have restrictions, but only for short visits and vacations.

If ever there is, is HIV testing a... Read more »