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HIV Patients Want Docs To Pay Attention To Other Health Conditions Exacerbated By HIV

Chicago Tribune: "HIV/AIDS patients need their doctors to pay more attention to their other health conditions that can be exacerbated by HIV or its treatments, especially now that people are living longer with HIV. That is according to a international study of 2,000 patients that two Chicago-area health providers were instrumental in carrying out. Patients express widespread satisfaction with their physicians overall and say they communicate well. But the study, AIDS Treatment for Life International Survey, or ATLIS 2010, also found that patients do not report discussing so-called co-morbidities - other health-related conditions that can seriously affect their well-being and lead to death, such as heart disease, stroke or kidney failure" (Finkel, 8/10).
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