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Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Dr. McGowan is an associate professor of medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an attending physician at North Shore University Hospital. He has served as the medical director for North Shore University Hospital's Center for AIDS Research and Treatment since 2003. Dr. McGowan has been deeply involved in HIV research for over a decade. Since 1997 he has served as principal investigator for over two dozen clinical trials. He has also authored more than 30 journal articles and has contributed to several books on infectious disease. His primary research interests are HIV in people over 50 and the treatment of pregnant women with HIV. In 1990 he was awarded the Leo M. Davidoff Society Award for Excellence in Teaching of Medical Students, and in 2008 he was named Attending Physician of the Year at North Shore University Hospital. A native New Yorker, Dr. McGowan graduated from Columbia University summa cum laude in 1983 and attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his post-graduate training in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. In 1990 he became a clinical fellow in infectious diseases at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Subsequently, he has also completed National Institutes of Health research fellowships in infectious diseases and immunology. Disclosures Dr. McGowan has received research support from Pfizer Inc., Tibotec Therapeutics and Gilead Sciences Inc. He serves on speakers bureaus for Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck & Co. Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Tibotec and Gilead. He has also received research support from Schering-Plough Corporation, Abbott Laboratories, Pfizer and Gilead.

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Really scared: PeP dose late by a few hours (sometimes 2-3 hours) the first two weeks

Dear Doctor, I have been put on PeP (combination of 2 meds only) after I had unprotected sex with someone whose sexual history I felt was safe. However, when they refused to get tested after we had the encounter; I got worried and insisted on getting...

By Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Risk of HIV infection due to rubbing of penis on vagina...

Sir, I am a 27 years old male from india... I had a encounter with a girl of unknown status at hotel. I used condom bt on maximum 2 ocassion i removed the condom and rubbed my penis on the Vagina (Not penetrated) and also only once i put my fingers i...

By Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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cd4 bajaron de 440 a 292 en solo 1 mes.

Estimado Dr, que significa una caida de cd4 de 440 a 292 en solo 1 mes, me infecte hace aproximadamente 5 meses, la carga viral en 47000 copias bajo desde 359000 copias hace 1 mes, como se explica baja de cd4 y baja de c.viral tan pronunciada, mis % ...

By Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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atripla in india

hi doctor, can u give me an idea regarding monthly cost of ATRIPLA (the original version and no generic ones) in india? thanks.

By Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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pre-cum on the outside of the condom

I'm so worried, I think I'm starting to make myself physically ill. Two days ago, I fooled around with a guy (my first) and I'm worried that I put myself at risk of contracting HIV. Everything we did was safe: Kissing, mutual masturbation, and then I...

By Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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What do the "titer" results for syphilis mean?

I have read a number of responses about syphilis testing and results, but I am totally unclear about what the titer results mean. Is 1:2 low or high? Is 1:16 better or worse than 1:8? The display of titer results in the form of a mathematical ratio h...

By Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Expiration date and potency of Atripla

Dear Doctor, Question: What is the time window in which Atripla retains potency sufficient for the maintenance of already-established viral suppression, measuring from the time it was dispensed in the pharmacy and assuming that it has been kept in it...

By Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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HIV test and testing prerequsites

Sir, I just have 2 concerns that I am putting forward to you: 1.Is there any restriction / preparation for HIV testing like empty stomach or full stomach or 2 hours after taking food or water or is it that any body can go /walk any time and do the te...

By Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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about colities

Hello sir, I'm sujeet from India really I'm so problem last i year's . I have HIV last 4 year's and now i taken durg(Viraday) last 3 year's.Rather i have only one problem in Colitis.after 3 & 4 week always pain in my stomak and problem I don't know w...

By Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Anal warts in HIV

Hi Doctors. I'm recently infected then diagnosed with HIV (less than 4 months as of Nov 20/10). All my initial numbers are perfectly normal with CD4 437 at 26%, and my VL is 927 copies. I had a history of anal wart but had a cautery done to treat it ...

By Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.