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How HIV Drugs Get Approved

Why Does It Take So Long to Approve New Drugs? Developing a new drug can take 10 years or more. First, drug companies must find substances that are active against HIV. Most HIV drugs are identified by testing existing drugs for anti-HIV activity ( screening ). A newer method is rational drug design . In this process, scientists "build" drug molecules to fight HIV in specific ways. When a promising drug is identified, it goes through ...
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Work-related incident - I work at a Clinic

Dr. Bob, I work at a clinic. I went to work today and I was the first one to arrive. I walked up to the thermostat and adjusted the air. Two issues. We have some very nice people that work with us that are HIV+. One of the HIV+ people closes the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Cassie,The HIV-transmission risk is completely nonexistent.Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site, www.concertedeffort.org.Be well. Stop worrying.Dr. Bob... Read more »

I went to a boardwalk clinic to get my regular blood work.

Dr. Bob, I went to a family practice clinic here to get my blood work done. One dumbest mistake what i did was that i forgot that i had a wound on the bottom of my hand, which came out from a burn from oven, while baking some food. So when the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Relax Max! Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent. HIV doesn't survive very long outside the body. Besides, I doubt you plopped your burned hand onto a puddle of fresh HIV-tainted blood. I see no reason for concern, special... Read more »

HIV/AIDS CLINIC-NURSE NEEDS ADVICE. Donation added!

I work at an HIV/AIDS Clinic in a urban setting. I usually am OK with working there and rarely have fears. 1. I used the restroom directly after our HIV patients (like as he walked out, I walked in) I sat on the toilet seat and DID NOT use a seat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Nurse Betty,Your fears are irrational and unwarranted.1. "Is this a risk or should I go back to not even letting it bother me and do my job without worrying?" Definitely the latter! The only way you can catch HIV in that bathroom... Read more »

clinical experience in HIV

Hi Dr Bob, I am wanting to get clinical experience in the medical field specifically working with HIV patients, hows the best way to get involved with that? Also specifically in the San Francisco area do you know of any agencies that you may or may...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Hopeful Future MD,I don't know what stage of "future MD" you currently are in. If you are in medical school, you could do a clinical rotation at UCSF, General Hospital or Stanford in the HIV/AIDS clinic or on the inpatient... Read more »
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To clinical trial or not to clinical trial?

Posted by ai77, 1 Reply
Hello! I hope you're all having a nice weekend. Thanks for helping me get over my mental hurdle last week. You made me realize that just because I've progressed to an AIDS diagnosis doesn't mean I'm on death's doorstep. I really thought being... Read more »

HIV Clinical Care Coordinator NYC

Posted by Anonymous
Job title: HIV Clinical Care Coordinator
Job Site: Ryan Center

Organization Brief overview:

The Ryan Center is an independent not-for-profit community health center serving the health care needs of residents of Northern Manhattan for more than 30... Read more »

our clinic needs a dentist

Posted by ckeown
I work for a dental clinic with a large HIV client base. The staff is great the patients are wonderful and the pay is ok. We are in need of a new dentist in the Phoenix area if you know one or are one please let me know Read more »

Clinical Coordinator/Crisis Intervention Specialis

Posted by Anonymous
Cambridge Cares About AIDS
Clinical Coordinator/Crisis Intervention Specialist

Summary: This position coordinates the daily activities of Client Services Department staff and student interns while providing case management services. This position... Read more »