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Working With Hiv Patients

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Dentist working with HIV+ patients

Hello Dr. Bob! I am a senior dental student and I have recently volunteered to treat HIV+ patients and patients with AIDS at the medically complex dental care clinic in my dental school. As far as I have seen so far, we have not been instructed to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree with almost everything in your post. For instance, (1) no "extra" precautions are warranted or necessary when treating HIV-positive dental patients and (2) no "extra" sterilization procedures are warranted or... Read more »

Can a HIV patient get the lapband and will meds still work afterwards?

If a HIV patient is on meds can they get the lapband procedure done with no problem? After the... Read more »

Is Organic Silicium working well on patients face implants?

A HIV negative friend of mine is having face implants of Organic Silicium, I want to know if there... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex, Merck Hepatitis Drugs Work in HIV Patients

Two recently approved hepatitis C virus drugs are effective in patients co-infected with HIV, according to data presented Tuesday at the 19th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle. The new studies involve the HCV... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Working to Develop Treatments for Patients Initially Infected With Drug-Resistant HIV Strains

Researchers are developing treatments for HIV/AIDS patients initially infected with drug-resistant strains of HIV because such cases often are "harder to treat" than cases in which the virus mutates and becomes resistant over time in response to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drugs Don't Work for Many Indian AIDS Patients

India's National AIDS Control Organization has decided its five-year HIV strategy will include increasing access to free first-line HIV drugs, according to Dr. Po-Lin Chan, a World Health Organization advisor to the program. However, NACO has... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: Nurse Hailed for HIV Work

Nurse Maryann Collins, a patient-care coordinator at Hackensack University Medical Center, has received a national award for her work with HIV/AIDS patients during the past 25 years. Collins was one of five individuals honored with Bristol-Myers... Read more »
Connect With Others

I work with AIDS patients

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I work with AIDS patients a lot and it's such a good time now.
There is so much hope in the air. The AIDS floors are emptying
out and people are feeling more control over their lives. I've
been through the hard times and now it's so nice and... Read more »

Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga Pranayama ....

Posted by akumar, 2 Replies
Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
From: akumar

My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

I am impressed by the Great job, being... Read more »

Drug Holidays may be over for HIV patients.

Posted by sunkyst, 3 Replies
Good article on a new study about HIV drug holidays.
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/ReproductiveHealth/story?id=2687714&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312 Read more »

How does the HIV test work?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) is a other variant of EIA (Enzyme Immuno Assay), this test are in generally the same but diffrent methods used To detect HIV and other viruses. serum from the patient will be mixed with virus components. If... Read more »