Pride Medical, “what is it” you ask? You’ve always seen plenty of their advertisements flipping through your local issue of David Magazine. Located on 3280 Howell Mill Road NW, Suite 326 Atlanta, GA 30327, Pride Medical has established itself as Atlanta’s premier medical practice in treating HIV and its related conditions.
As Rodney Fox graciously set aside some time for an interview, he shed some light on several subjects ranging from the origin of Pride Medical’s practice, the benefits general practitioners bring versus HIV specialists, myth busters surrounding common non-protected sex prevention tactics that tops use like the “pull out” method, and much more other topics like tips and advice for those who lack health insurance.
Bought from the previous owner who well deserved his planned retirement, Dr. Anisman opened Pride Medical close to the West Paces Hospital, as back then, the West Paces location was known as the “go-to” hospital for HIV-related causes. Contrasting from a general practitioner, Pride Medical’s intended function is to provide a convenient, singular location for patients to find treatment concerning their HIV condition and common related discomforts which might include lipid problems, fluctuations in cholesterol levels, hypertension, diabetes, chronic inflammatory problems, and others due to the disturbance of the immune system caused by the HIV virus. Thus, it is much more convenient and economical to utilize this Atlanta-based medical practice than running around town visiting different specialists.
How do you suspect if you have been recently infected? Due to the inevitable process of acute seroconversion following infection, the virus commonly manifests itself through low-grade fevers, swollen lymph nodes, and visible rashes on portions of the body. But of course, for those hypochondriacs out there, sometimes a cold is just a cold. Give your anxiety a break, and just go for a routine test.
But if your intuition and rationality gives you a roll of the eyes when you contemplate “a possible exposure,” there is the homosexual equivalence of the Plan-B treatment that you can obtain through any doctor that deals with HIV-related issues. It’s called the Post-Exposure Prophylaxis which highly reduces the risk of the virus’s integration into the body’s DNA. It typically works best within 72 hours after the time period of “possible exposure.” And yes, we all have heard the myth that bottoms are much more at risk than the top and we all think, “Well if I pull out before climaxing, there’s no way I can get infected.” Yes, there is truth that no infection will occur if there is no contact between the bodily fluids involved, but just like gambling at Vegas, sometimes you win some, and sometimes you lose some.
For more information on Pride Medical, visit their website at www.pridemedical.com or give them a call: (404) 355-6370