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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

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
...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 necessary for dental tools used to treat... 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 »

HIV Personal Trainers

A question was posted on January 31 ,2009, knowledge about a Personal trainer that worked with HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drugs Don't Work for Half of China's AIDS Patients, Study Says

... A new study of China's free antiretroviral (ARV) program finds nearly half of patients receiving treatment stopped responding to the drugs after five years and were unable to access second-line medicines available Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drugs Don't Work for Many Indian AIDS Patients

...advisor to the program. However, NACO has decided it cannot afford to introduce newer second-line drugs for distribution to AIDS patients whose virus is resistant to first-line therapies. India introduced free antiretroviral drug (ARV) treatment... 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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Accountant Crunches Numbers, Must Work With AIDS Patients returning to his native Zimbabwe. Chimhungwe plans to fulfill his calling to minister to the overwhelming number of AIDS patients in his home country. "That's a neglected part of our society," said Chimhungwe of those lying in hospital beds... 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 Read more »

any HIVer living in nigeria?

Posted by GREATHOPE, 1 Reply
...pls send me a private message if u're in nigeria living with hiv or working with hiv patients. there are few things i want to learn from u. thanks Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...Savina: Ever since I was a student of psychology at the Medicine Institute, I wanted to learn the psychological approaches of working with HIV patients. These approaches haven't been well explored. I've known Dr. Antoniak and Dr. Suprunenko for a... Read more »

Me Again I another question

Posted by endlsskys, 2 Replies
...a doctor and get my CD4 and Viral load test? How often should I see a denist? How do I find a dentist that works with HIV patients? How often should I see a Optometrist? What type of jobs can I work for? Should I get a councelor or mental... Read more »