Email 449: Looking for Specialists

Posted by Pozziepinoy on 8:34 PM

Hi Pozzie.

Good afternoon.

I read your entry "Rash Boy" and just would like to ask if you have any doctor/s to recommend? Perhaps the immuno allergologist you sought help from? I am also experiencing some rashes and they really bother me. It really gets overly itchy at times and would sometimes wake me up during my sleep. I have been consulting this with the dermatologists in RITM but I still do not see much improvement. Also, I am getting worried going outside and my arms are seen. I know someone who got rumored to be positive because of those rashes. I need a quick or immediate fix, if any. I am about to go  
back to work in a couple of weeks.

Also, I am interested to know how you have been able to have yourself checked by Dr. Ditangco herself. I have been seeing a lymph node in my inguinal area (near the groin). It's been here since latter part of March when I temporarily stopped my TB meds due to allergies (again, rashes). My pulmo said it's because I still have TB. But it concerns me that it has been here for months already, and this lymph node really scares the crap out of me. You see, I have been attending RITM since I learned about my condition last February. Every visit, would be seen by the other doctor there. I don't have anything against him or anyone in RITM for that matter since all of them are helpful (and oh, this covers the dermatologists I have mentioned earlier). In fact I am thankful to all. But I just feel like  
there is a need to see another ID that could probably provide me another advise or different treatment regimen.

Thanks in advance.

- F


I admire the relationship you and Tag share. I wish he would understand and love me the same way  Tag does to you. My partner is a doctor and I was kinda expecting he would know better.  Well he does, but he admitted to have lost his feelings after learning about my condition. Maybe he just doesn't love me the way I thought of or as he used to profess. Enough about that. More power to you and Tag.



Hi F.

Thank you for your email. Thank you for sharing your concerns with me and my readers.

I asked my doctor friend from The Medical City and she recommended Dr. Michelle De Vera. You can call TMC and ask for her clinic hours at 635-6789.

With regards to Dr. Ditangco, you can call RITM-ARG and ask for her clinic hours.

Thank you again for the kind words about Tag and I. I am sorry about what happened to you and your doctor partner. Having HIV is also a good test of how deep and strong a relationship. Don't worry you will find someone who will love you not based on your HIV status but how good your heart is.

I hope I was able to answer your concerns. Feel free to email me again if you have other questions.

Stay healthy,

NO PLHIV is alone with his or her struggle with HIV!"


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