A typical case of HIV infection

Posted on November 12, 2015 by drtan

Not every case of HIV infection follows the textbook but sometimes it does.   This is the story of Mr. V. Most doctors will find this story dull because of its predictability. However, I thought of sharing this to show everyone that sometimes, only sometimes, the textbook gets everything right. …


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What is it like to find out you have HIV/AIDS?

Posted on August 3, 2015 by drtan

We do a lot of HIV tests. Consequently, we diagnosed a lot of people with HIV. Many people often ask me how they react. The honest truth is it varies.   I have seen reactions from both ends of the spectrum and everything in between.   Usually, if someone is …


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PrEP is an acronym for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. It is basically a medicine that you take everyday which reduces your risk of contracting HIV by up to 99%. It’s like taking a contraceptive pill but instead of preventing pregnancy, it prevents HIV infection. The key difference is people on the contraceptive …


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Is PEP for you? A case of wrong decisions.

Posted on June 24, 2015 by drtan

As the old saying goes “you aren’t an expert until you have had things go wrong”. Our clinics deal with many patients with potential HIV exposures every day. Most are low risk events where all we need to do is to reassure the patient that his/her risk is low and …


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HIV Anxiety

Posted on December 4, 2014 by drtan

Mr. L was a very successful man. He held a high position in a famous luxury brand company. He was always jet setting around the world for work and generally living a life many people will be envious of.   On one of his trips, Mr. L was feeling really …


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