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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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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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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 +

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ex partner notification

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hiv hoax?

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dostor ayudeme

hola doctor espero que me pueda orientar, le escribo desde mexico, tengo 19 años y no se si tengo sida, soy gay, y solo me an penetrado 2 veses, ambas ocaciones con condon, sexo oral si e echo a varios hombes, ase un poco mas de 2 meses que no tengo ...

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whats non reactive hepatitis b means.

My english is not very good, sorry for that. I was diagnosed as "non-reactive hepatitis b". What does it means? Can I take vaccination to kill the virus?

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Acute Seroconversion

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