What doctor do I see for HIV?

Your primary HIV health care provider may be a doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), nurse practitioner (NP), or a physician assistant (PA). Some women may prefer to see an OB-GYN provider who has expertise in HIV/AIDS.

How common is HIV in Atlanta?

Atlanta’s HIV Problem Is Now An Epidemic According to a report by WSB-TV Atlanta, Georgia’s risk of diagnosis is 1 in every 51 people.

Do infectious disease doctors treat HIV?

Most ID physicians act as primary care providers for their HIV infected patients especially if they are recent ID graduates and work in university hospitals.

Can doctors refuse to treat HIV patients?

In 1992 the American Medical Association (AMA) declared in an ethics opinion that: “A physician may not ethically refuse to treat a patient whose condition is within the physician’s current realm of competence solely because the patient is seropositive for HIV.

What city in Georgia has the highest STD rate?

Augusta, GA

  • STD Cases / 100K. 2,596.
  • Metro Population. 201,554.
  • HIV Cases. 1,400.
  • Chlamydia Cases. 2,636.
  • Gonorrhea Cases. 1,100.
  • Syphilis Cases.

Whats the STD rate in Atlanta?

STD rates continue to run rampant in the South. Nearly half of the top 25 cities with the highest rates in the South….Other Cites with High STD rates (rankings: 21 – 100)

Metro Area Atlanta, GA
Metro Population 2,300,344
HIV Cases 1,013
Chlamydia Cases 17,244
Gonorrhea Cases 7,441

Can I sue a doctor for refusing to treat me?

If a hospital refused to treat you, you might be able to pursue a medical malpractice lawsuit to recover damages. Under federal law, all hospitals that participate in Medicare are required to provide emergency treatment to patients who need it, even if the patient is uninsured or cannot pay.

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