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Author Topic: Recently infected, looking for HIV doctors in North Jersey / NYC area  (Read 3583 times)

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Offline TonyDewitt

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Hi All,

This is my first post as an infected person, and I'm not even sure if this his the right forum for this, but I'd appreciate any recommendations for HIV doctors in the North Jersey / NYC area. First, I know HIV doctors don't grow on trees, and second, I know doctors can receive mixed reviews. If anyone could please give me suggestions, I would be grateful.

Thank you.

PS: I want to also commend Peter & company for great work in fighting this terrible disease.

Offline NYCguy

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Re: Recently infected, looking for HIV doctors in North Jersey / NYC area
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2007, 02:19:38 AM »
Hi there - I think this is a perfect post for your question, since you are newly diagnosed and likely to have many questions.  Let us know how you are doing otherwise, like emotionally?  Have you had any blookwork done?  I don't know that many doctors, but can highly recommend the practice of Stephen Dillon on 14th street in Manhattan (you can google the number).  He has been an hiv practitioner since the beginning but also hard to get an appointment with, so anyone else in his practice would also be good - there is a younger doctor there named Krisczar Bungay who is excellent and very easy to get appointment with and talk to. hes also gay.
11/9/06 = #$%^&!
sometime early Dec 2006:
CD4 530 20%/VL >250,000 (&*$$%!!)
started Reyataz300mg/Norvir/Truvada 12-27-06.
1/30/07 CD4 540 30%/VL <400
4/07 CD4 600+ 33%/VL <50
6/9/07 CD4 720 37%/VL <50
10/15/07 CD4 891 (!) %? VL <50
1/2010 CD4 599 (37%) VL<50 (drop due to acute HCV)
9/2010 - looks like HCV is gone for good! And I'm finally drinking again, thank GOD
2013 - considering a switch to Stribild. but I love my Kidneys (but I hate farting all the time!)...
June 2013 - switched to Stribild.  so far so good...

Offline xyahka

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Re: Recently infected, looking for HIV doctors in North Jersey / NYC area
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2007, 01:35:01 PM »
Hi, i am not in the states, but i wanted to say welcome to the forums. You can also find info about Drs in an Aso near to you. There is a link to a list of them on Poz.com.

Warm greetings,

Juan Carlos
13/03/07 1er diagnóstico /Peso: 79kg
19/04/07 CD4: 494 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 80kg
19/07/07 CD4: 659 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79.5kg
06/03/08 CD4: 573 (después de meses muy deprimido) /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79kg
17/09/08 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 84Kg
06/02/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 85Kg /HCV: Neg /HBV: Neg.
07/03/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg / Gym 3días/semana y Natación 2días/semana.
12/05/09 CD4: 470 /Cviral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg.
08/07/09 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 77Kg.
09/12/09 CD4: 510 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg. No medicinas aún
10/01/10 CD4: ? /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
15/05/10 CD4: 320 /CViral: ? /Peso: 76Kg.
01/02/11 CD4: 291 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
05/05/11 CD4: 366 /CViral: ? /Peso: 78kg.
27/07/11 CD4: 255 /CViral: 138000 /Peso: 78kg.

Disfrutando y aceptando una nueva vida...

Offline SoSadTooBad

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Re: Recently infected, looking for HIV doctors in North Jersey / NYC area
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2007, 08:22:45 PM »
Dr Dennis Miller at 4 East 76th St.  He is a kind and gentle soul, and quite talented to boot.  His assistant is Rene, who is a great lady as well. 

212-472-1237


Offline PeteNYNJ

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Re: Recently infected, looking for HIV doctors in North Jersey / NYC area
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2007, 05:46:56 PM »
Astor Medical Group

67 Irving Place(at 18th Street) 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
212 253-2968

Dr. David Kim but all the people in the practice are great.

I like him because he is my GP as well as my ID doctor so I don't have to go to different people at different times. 

He listens!!!  Also, I have never had to wait to see a doctor (they have nurse practitioners who are freed  up for people who have to be seen that day).

I would just make sure you see someone with experience in the area of HIV care.

Pete

Offline brooklynpoz

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Re: Recently infected, looking for HIV doctors in North Jersey / NYC area
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2007, 08:36:48 AM »
A P I C H A

400 Broadway, (entrance on Walker street)
NY NY 10013

Dr. Victor Inada, Medical Director
Clinic : 212-334-6029
Direct : 646-744-2596
Website : www.apicha.org
info line: 1-866-apicha-9

He is the Best of The Best......

Frankie
Diagnosed, Monday,  8/9/2004, 1ST year was ruff , now I am well adjusted .
Current Med's ; Kaletra & Truvada
Undetecable,<48 ,  531 tcells, 21%
Keeping the faith, that they will get a cure in our lifetime.
LIVE , LOVE , LAUGH

Offline TonyDewitt

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Re: Recently infected, looking for HIV doctors in North Jersey / NYC area
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2007, 12:18:10 AM »
Thanks to all of you for your kind words and excellent referrals - I spoke to a local doctor a few days ago who just wasn't listening to what I wanted (i.e. early treatment), and I'm happy to hear that doctors exist who actually do listen to what patients want.

Blessings to all of you.

 


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