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2014-05-01 20:24:08

HealthHIV's Third Annual State of HIV Primary Care National Survey Identifies Significant Training Needs and Barriers to Quality Care WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Primary care providers who provide clinical HIV care (HIV PCPs) are experiencing rising HIV caseloads from newly insured patients under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to a national survey released today by HealthHIV. Forty percent of those surveyed say that the number of...

2013-11-14 12:21:44

Updated HIVMA Guidelines indicate doctors should focus on common health conditions The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has updated its HIV care guidelines to reflect the fact that people with HIV are now living normal life spans, and their physicians need to focus on preventive care, including screening for high cholesterol, diabetes and osteoporosis. "In many HIV practices now, 80 percent of patients with HIV infection have the...

2013-01-31 10:00:29

In a study of patients at two HIV clinics in the Houston area, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center found that those who were satisfied with the care they received had higher adherence to care and higher retention rates. Their report appears today in PLOS ONE. "Poor retention is a big problem with HIV care," said Dr. Bich Dang, instructor of medicine — infectious diseases at BCM and first author of the paper. "Even...

2012-12-19 15:10:45

Findings emphasize importance of patient counseling to stop smoking in integrated HIV care Among HIV patients receiving well-organized care with free access to antiretroviral therapy, those who smoke lose more years of life to smoking than to HIV, according to a Danish study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online. The findings highlight the importance of smoking cessation efforts in the long-term, integrated care of patients infected with HIV. Marie Helleberg,...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
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