1ST Class Medical & HIV

Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by MidWestXpressGuy, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. Question.....

    What are the annual/biannual testing requirements for HIV (non-AIDS) positive pilots?

    3rd Class VS 1st Class

    Thanks....kinda hard to read the FAA stuff...

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  2. bbchien

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    lbfjrmd Pre-takeoff checklist

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    I have one aiman on a HIV SI ... lot of annual requirements.
     
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    Basically you have to be under the care of an Infectious Disease specialist - He'll understand the list.

    I have managed a couple of these of several years...Its not that odorous for an I.D. Guy. A First class is going to demand an annual cogscreen, however (third is every two years). this one has CAD requriements, in addition.
     

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    It's wonderful those that would have died from the progression of the disease thirty years ago are now able to live normally and engage in the activities we all enjoy.

    One of my good friends lost his brother in 1985. It was a dark time, with little hope for the afflicted and much sorrow as the disease progressed unchecked.
     
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    My brother died of it in 1991.
     
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    Lost my dad to it in 2005. Horrid disease.
     
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    It's pretty amazing to see how many people have been affected by this nasty virus. In the mid-eighties I was going to two or three funerals of friends and coworkers a week. It is a horrible way to go. In 1992, I was primary caregiver to a good friend for the last four months of his life, and watching him waste away from a competitive amateur tennis player to a living skeleton without being able to do more than make him comfortable was almost unbearable. 1995 was a milestone year in HIV therapy with the introduction of protease inhibitors, soon followed by integrase and fusion inhibitors, and now chemokine receptor (CCR5 and CXC4) antagonists. In 1995, tens of thousands of HIV infected people rose from their deathbeds, got off disability, and returned to work leading productive, normal lives. I have lived with the virus since early 1980 (that's almost thirty-nine years), and am one of those lucky ones who survived thanks to the HAART cocktail. Better living through chemistry.

    Recent studies* show that there is virtually no statistical difference in cognitive deficit between HIV infected individuals on antiretroviral meds and the normal population for given age groups, which makes one wonder why the CogScreen is still required by the FAA for special issuance certification.

    * Cognitive Impairment in UK HIV-Positive Men, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Volume 67, Number 2, October 1, 2014
     
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    Does anyone can help me , or send me on thevrithe dirección , i'm trying to get the medical exam certificate , I have almost everything but the assessment of cognitive test. Any suggestions ?
     
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    The requirements are in post #4.

    This sort of thing doesn't lend itself to D-I-Y (but you can try). Engage a HIMS AME. He'll get you to the right referral(s). No, you cannot prep the neurocognitive. In fact that makes it harder to interpret.