HIV Treatment

HIV Treatment Specialist
Spectrum Medical Group, P.C., is an AAHIVM-certified practice, offering the most advanced treatment for HIV patients in the Phoenix, AZ, area. Our practice is also actively involved in HIV treatment research, providing the most effective treatment options customized for each patient’s unique needs for superior results.

HIV Treatment

Spectrum Medical Group, P.C.

What makes Spectrum Medical Group a leader in HIV care for patients in the Phoenix area?

Spectrum Medical Group is certified by the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) and dedicated to providing the most advanced care for HIV patients and their partners. A principal investigator in more than 150 clinical trials focusing on HIV treatment and management, Dr. Vanig is a frequent presenter at national and international medical conferences and has been published in numerous peer-reviewed medical journals. Lead Clinical Research Coordinator Gilda de la Garza, CCRP, has assisted in HIV clinical studies since 1997. The practice also has a dedicated and active outreach staff whose sole aim is to identify and recruit patients to participate in trials of new and emerging therapies and cutting-edge treatments. Plus, the entire medical team is skilled in providing state-of-the-art care for HIV patients, with significant experience in the diagnosis and long-term management options custom-tailored to the needs of the individual patient to help each patient enjoy optimal health and wellness.

What does HIV care involve?

HIV care must be individualized for each patient’s unique needs and symptoms. Treatment uses a combination of medicines to keep the infection under control, manage symptoms and prevent the infection from transitioning to full-blown AIDS. This “drug cocktail” is also called anti-retroviral therapy or ART (or sometimes highly-active anti-retroviral therapy or HAART). Most patients take at least three medications each day. Today, there are more HIV medications than ever before aimed at preventing the virus from replicating or slowing the growth of the virus, enabling doctors and patients to custom-tailor their therapy to address their specific symptoms and reduce the risk of side effects. During treatment, ongoing blood testing and exams help ensure dosing remains optimized to control the viral load (the amount of virus in the blood).

Does Spectrum offer HIV care beyond medication?

Yes, our as a certified HIV care provider, our team offers comprehensive medical care, including preventive care and physical exams and care for specific medical issues including STDs. Plus, we can help patients identify other resources within the Phoenix metro area to help them and their family members find additional support services as needed.

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HIV testing is easier than ever. Testing is simple, fast, and reliable. The newest 4th Generation tests can detect HIV infection in as little as two weeks from exposure.

 

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