Our commitment to the prevention and treatment of HIV began when Dr. Sharon Lee started in practice in 1985. Caring for people who were uninsured and without resources came to include providing care for people who were ill and dying of a newly described disease- later to be known as AIDS and discovered to be caused by the Human Immuno-deficiency Virus, HIV. During the first few years there were few treatments available and many patients who came to the clinic died from the disease. Today, there are many treatment choices and even expanding options for prevention of the disease.
FHC has led the way in Kansas City since the early days. We have kept up on the critical aspects of HIV care and treating our patients with developing medicines and technologies.
  • Two years before AZT (Zidovudine) was available through pharmacies, Dr. Lee and Dr. Lydia Moore were the first in KC to acquire the medicine for scores of patients through National Institutes of Health Investigational New Drug Applications. 
  • The two joined with other activists who met in a local gay bar to plan and implement support services long before Ryan White funds became available in 1991. "Saving AIDS Victims Endowment" or SAVE started with funds from a number of well-resourced community members who wished to remain anonymous. At first SAVE organized volunteers to help needy AIDS patients in their homes with daily food delivery, collections of necessary goods like toilet paper, etc. SAVE opened a small hospice house in 1986 with the basement used for administration. Dr. Lee and Dr. Moore were the medical providers for those in the home.
  • . And the later split into two organizations- SAVE Foundation (Housing) and to develop   

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Vetted Health Care Resources for Treating People with HIV

Guidelines From Various Sources Regarding Aspects of Care of
HIV-Infected Persons
Topic Title URL Issuing Agency 
Adolescent transition Adolescent Transition Workbook http://www.aids-ed.org/aidsetc?page=etres-display&resource=etres-269& AETC National Resource Center 
Adolescent transition Transitioning HIV-Infected Adolescents Into Adult Care, 2011 http://www.hivguidelines.org/clinical-guidelines/adolescents/transitioning-hiv-infected-adolescents-into-adult-care/ New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute 
ART for adults and adolescents Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/contentfiles/lvguidelines/AdultandAdolescentGL.pdf US Department of Health and Human Services 
ART for adults and adolescents Antiretroviral treatment of adult HIV infection: 2012 recommendations of the International Antiviral Society–USA panel http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1221704 International Antiviral Society–USA 
ART and management guidelines for adults, adolescents, infants, and children There are >30 guidelines covering a broad range of topics in the prevention, diagnosis, and management of HIV and its associated coinfections and comorbidities http://www.hivguidelines.org/clinical-guidelines/ New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute 
ART for pediatric patients Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in Pediatric HIV Infection http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines NIH 
ART for pregnant women Recommendations for the Use of Antiretroviral Drugs in Pregnant HIV-1–Infected women for Maternal Health and Interventions to Reduce Perinatal HIV-1 Transmission in the US http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines US Public Health Service Task Force 
Chronic kidney disease Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease in HIV-Infected Patients http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/430257 HIV Medicine Association of IDSA 
Diabetes Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes–2013 http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/36/Supplement_1/S4.full American Diabetes Association 
Hepatitis EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines: Management of chronic hepatitis B virus infection–2012 http://www.easl.eu/assets/application/files/4a7bd873f9cccbf_file.pdf EASL 
Hepatitis EASL Clinical Practice Guidelines: Management of hepatitis C virus infection–2011 http://www.easl.eu/assets/application/files/4a7bd873f9cccbf_file.pdf EASL 
HIV testing and counseling Revised Guidelines for HIV Testing http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5514a1.htm CDC 
HIV testing in adolescents Testing for Adolescents http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/5/1023.full?linkType=FULL&resid=128/5/1023&journalCode=pediatrics American Academy of Pediatrics 
Immunization schedules Child and Adolescent Immunization Schedule http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/index.html CDC 
Immunizations ACIP Recommendations http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/ACIP-list.htm ACIP 
Mental health Mental Health Care for People With HIV Infection: Clinical Guidelines for the Primary Care Practitioner http://www.hivguidelines.org/clinical-guidelines/ New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute 
Occupational exposures Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HBV, HCV, and HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/672271 US Public Health Service 
Occupational exposures HIV Prophylaxis Following Occupational Exposure http://www.hivguidelines.org/clinical-guidelines/post-exposure-prophylaxis/ New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute 
Opportunistic infections Guidelines for Treating Opportunistic Infections Among HIV-Infected Adults and Adolescents http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines DHHS, HIVMA/IDSA;CDC 
Opportunistic infections in children Guidelines for Prevention and Treatment of Opportunistic Infections among HIV-Exposed and HIV-Infected Children http://aidsinfo.nih.gov/guidelines DHHS, HIVMA/IDSA, CDC, PIDS 
Pediatric HIV Red Book: 2012 Report of the Committee of Infectious Diseases http://aapredbook.aappublications.org/ American Academy of Pediatrics 
Perioperative management of HIV-infected patients Perioperative Management of HIV-Infected Patients http://www.hivguidelines.org/clinical-guidelines/adults/perioperative-management-of-hiv-infected-patients/ New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute 
Resistance testing European Recommendations for the Clinical Use of HIV Drug Resistance Testing: 2011 Update http://www.europeanaidsclinicalsociety.org/images/stories/EACS-Pdf/2011-european-hiv-drug-resistance-guidelines.pdf European AIDS Clinical Society 
Risk assessment Incorporating HIV Prevention Into the Medical Care of Persons Living With HIV http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5212a1.htm CDC, Health Resources and Services Administration, NIH, HIV Medicine Association of IDSA 
Sexually transmitted diseases Sexually Transmitted Diseases Treatment Guidelines 2010 http://www.cdc.gov/std/treatment/2010/STD-Treatment-2010-RR5912.pdf CDC 
Transgender Care of the HIV-Infected Transgender Patient http://www.hivguidelines.org/clinical-guidelines/transgender/care-of-the-hiv-infected-transgender-patient/ New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute 
Travel medicine CDC Health Information for International Travel 2014 (commonly called the Yellow Book), Chapter 8–Advising Travelers With Specific Needs, Immunocompromised Travelers.    

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