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Edwin DeJesus, M.D.

Dr. DeJesus is a graduate from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine. He completed his Internal Medicine training and Infectious Disease fellowship at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and is board certified in Infectious Diseases. He has been a fellow of the American College of Physicians since 1996. Dr. DeJesus is the medical director for the Orlando Immunology Center (OIC) in downtown Orlando and maintains a secondary office with Infectious Disease Consultants (IDC) in Altamonte Springs, Fla. Since 1993, Dr. DeJesus has devoted most of his time to caring for HIV and hepatitis-infected patients. He is also deeply involved in HIV-related research: He is the principal investigator for the OIC Research Facility, where he oversees several phase 1-4 clinical trials. In this capacity, he has presented study results at major international conferences such as the International AIDS Conference, International AIDS Society Conference, Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, and the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Dr. DeJesus has remained highly active in Florida's Hispanic HIV community, where he has implemented and supported educational, preventative and research programs. He has participated as a guest speaker for community programs, medical forums and as part of the HIV and infectious diseases training of physicians in medical centers around the country. Disclosures Edwin DeJesus, M.D., F.A.C.P., has received research support from Abbott Laboratories, Achillion, Avexa, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Hoffman LaRoche Laboratories, Merck, Pfizer, Schering Plough, Taimed, Tobira, Tibotec and Vertex. He has been a consultant and received honorarium from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences, GlaxoSmithKline, Merck, Tibotec and Vertex Pharmaceuticals. He has served on speakers bureaus for Gilead Sciences, Merck, Tibotec and Virco.

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Switching To Morning Atripla

Hey Doctor, I have read studies that have said the medication in Atripla in African Americans are absorbed at a much higher rate. I currently take Atripla at night time usually around 10 or 11 and I usually eat dinner around 7 but I never feel like I...

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Prednisone (corticoesteroide) falso negativo

Hola Dr. DeJesus: Pueden los corticoesteroides alterar la prueba de vih (antibodies), Un corto tratamineto de prednisone (corticoesteroide) 40 mg x 2 dias 20 mg x 5, podria alterar la prueba de vih. La prueba de vih me la realice 10 dias despues del ...

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Dry Mouth

Can dry mouth occur 5 weeks after infection or is that unlikely?

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HIV misdiagnosis?

Hi, It is so hard to get an answer on this site. Can you please answer my question so I leave my worries behind once and for all! Thank you Dr. DeJesus. Does drinking alot of hot fluids before an HIV test affect the HIV antibody levels in your blood?...

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combivir/sustiva switch to Atripla

Hello Dr. Dejesus, My question to you is what do I do when I get the atripla? you see I'm currently taking combivir and sustiva and my dr switched those to meds to the atripla. I want to know that when I get the med which will be tues nov 25th am I t...

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splash of hiv infected blood in the eye

I was at work and I was washing the instruments that were used on a hiv pt. the blood that was in one of the containers was mixed with water. I was at the sink rinsing out the container and a small drop or speckle of water/blood got into my eye. It w...

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Renal parenchymal disease

Hi Edwin, First: increased creatine levels. Second: Ultrasound says: Increased renal parenchymal echogenicity with an associated decreased corticomedullary ratio consistent with renal parenchymal disease. ¿Me podrías explicar? He estado tomando por 7...

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boyfriend, sex, hiv +

I am a gay man, I have been seeing a man for about 1 year now, he has been hiv positive for over 10 years. He is on medication and has been for 10 years, I read an article which said one could have unprotected sex with a partner who is hiv+ though is...

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How to take Atripla?

Should I take it before dinner and how long do I need to wait before eating? What about alcohol with dinner?

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ex partner notification

i have recently tested positive, with cd4 count of 24, i already started treatment, i'm not sure from what i'm reading over here on this site that if i'm on the right meds or not, where i live right now they provide the meds for free, and moniter the...