Latest by Sony Salzman

Helping Hepatitis C Patients Who Are Waiting for Treatment

Even with hepatitis C cures available, many health care providers are still caring for patients who must wait for months to start treatment. Here's how to help patients who may experience flu-like symptoms while they wait.

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Preventing HIV Clinician Burnout: Working With a Strong Team and Staying on Top of Research

Working as an HIV provider is definitely not a stress-free job. "Burnout does happen over time. Providers need to really take care of themselves, take time out and connect with others," said Laura Cheever, M.D.

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Discussing HIV Stigma and Criminalization With Newly Diagnosed Patients

Care providers for newly diagnosed patients should be prepared for common questions such as: How should I disclose to my partner? Am I obligated to tell future partners about my status? What if my boss finds out?

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Basic Tests and Screenings to Provide Newly Diagnosed Patients

Today, all newly diagnosed patients with HIV will need a variety of tests to accurately confirm diagnosis, evaluate the amount of virus in the blood and measure immune function, as well as screenings for depression and other sexually transmitted infe...

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The Challenges of Assessing Guideline Adherence in a Rapidly Changing Treatment Landscape

With more than 20 approved HIV antiretrovirals in the United States, physicians have many options for their patients -- they can choose one of the "preferred" drug regimens or deviate from treatment guidelines entirely.

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Health Outcomes Worse for HIV-Positive Black Men Even Despite Equal Access

A new study finds significant health disparities between black and white men with HIV, even though these men had equal access to health care through the Veterans Administration (VA).

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Higher Rate of Viral Suppression Found in ACA Enrollees Than in Those Supported Only by Ryan White

Low-income HIV-positive people enrolled in Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plans in Virginia had better health outcomes than those receiving care through the state's direct AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), in which people are typically treated a...

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Women and HIV: Same Treatment, Different Care

Women with HIV should receive not only the same antiretroviral therapy as men, but also clinical care tailored to their specific risk factors and health care goals, according to Kathleen Squires, M.D.

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Treatment Adherence Optimization: Acting With Humility to Move Beyond Preconceived Ideas

"The first lesson in adherence is that preconceived ideas about who will be adhering and who will not are often wrong," said Carlos Del Rio, M.D., a professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

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TeleHealth Empowers Rural Clinicians to Treat HIV, HCV Locally

In rural areas, scarce clinical resources exist for many people living with chronic infectious diseases -- or for the clinicians who provide care for them. But a program called Project ECHO is trying to turn that tide.

By Sony Salzman