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Author Topic: Who has POZ HIV doctor?  (Read 835 times)

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Offline egello

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Who has POZ HIV doctor?
« on: March 17, 2007, 04:41:30 AM »
so with recent episodes of bad brain fog,,, I started to think about my doctor who ha been diagnosed with AIDS sine 1991 with PCP.

I think he was great and a ver nice person. He has signs of Lipo on his tummy, legs and some on his face, but he is also built like a blonde viking.

I noticed couple of times, he doesn't really remember things. For an example, last time I saw him, in the beginning of our conversation, he told me to come back in 6 weeks, and at the end of our conversation, he told me that he will see me in 4 weeks, exactly like something I would do at my present state of brain fog. My b/f noticed similar instances when he used to go see him with me. He just brushed aside saying that its probably because he as a lot of patients. I think my doctor is suffering from brain fog and doing his best to not show it.

I mean, should I be trusting him as my doctor? If brain fog affects people memories and ability to do their work correctly, should I be looking for another doctor who can make more precise and critical decisions regarding my health?
Reyataz / Norvir / Truvada/ Androgel 5 g / 2 days
1/29/07 14 T, 300 k V, 1.8 %
2/22/07 197 T, 247 V, 6.8 %
3/27/07 164 T, <50 V, 5.4 %
5/28/07 177 T, <50 V, 8.2 %
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Offline allopathicholistic

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Re: Who has POZ HIV doctor?
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2007, 09:13:56 AM »
so with recent episodes of bad brain fog,,, I started to think about my doctor who ha been diagnosed with AIDS sine 1991 with PCP.

I think he was great and a ver nice person. He has signs of Lipo on his tummy, legs and some on his face, but he is also built like a blonde viking.

I noticed couple of times, he doesn't really remember things. For an example, last time I saw him, in the beginning of our conversation, he told me to come back in 6 weeks, and at the end of our conversation, he told me that he will see me in 4 weeks, exactly like something I would do at my present state of brain fog. My b/f noticed similar instances when he used to go see him with me. He just brushed aside saying that its probably because he as a lot of patients. I think my doctor is suffering from brain fog and doing his best to not show it.

I mean, should I be trusting him as my doctor? If brain fog affects people memories and ability to do their work correctly, should I be looking for another doctor who can make more precise and critical decisions regarding my health?

Hi Egello. My doctor is HIV positive and he sees a lot of patients. Sometimes he forgets details but nothing major, and that's also why I keep a spiral notebook of things he's told me and things I find on here, the internet, The Body, WebMD, via word of mouth, etc. I trust his expertise. My words of advice to you are: If he messes up in a major way, then give strong consideration to switching to another doctor. But that whole 4 weeks vs. 6 weeks thing, that's understandable imho. Go with your gut instincts

Offline koi1

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Re: Who has POZ HIV doctor?
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2007, 10:20:56 AM »
My other doctors forgot things all the time, because they had to see a billion patients a day. This one is very thorough, plus now they have a new computer system that prompts them to ask certain questions just in case they forget, even the nurses. The one I hate, "Have you started abusing drugs and or alcohol?" I know it is an important one though. I also hate telling them all the prescription drugs I am taking, because this never changes. But, I can see why these questions are relevant.

A little forgetfullness is par for the course with aging and HIV. I get very spacey, but I can honestly say it is the meds, my personality, and caffeine.

Now before the meds, I can also say that my mind was going. I was very irritable and even more forgetful.

rob
diagnosed on 11/20/06 viral load 23,000  cd4 97    8%
01/04/07 six weeks after diagnosis vl 53,000 cd4 cd4 70    6%
Began sustiva truvada 01/04/07
newest labs  drawn on 01/15/07  vl 1,100    cd4 119    7%
Drawn 02/10/07
cd4=160 viral load= 131 percentage= 8%
New labs 3/10/07 (two months on sustiva truvada
cd4 count 292  percentage 14 viral load undetectable

 


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