05/10/2005

HIV and AIDS to be Topic of ‘Doctors on Call’ May 12

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –The treatment options for HIV-positive and AIDS patients have greatly increased in recent years enabling patients to live longer and healthier lives. Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about HIV and AIDS in a live presentation of  “Doctor’s on Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 12, on West Virginia Public Television.

Arif Sarwari, M.D., is an infectious disease specialist and the director of the WVU Positive Health Clinic in Morgantown. He received his medical degree from Aga Khan University in Pakistan and his specialty training from the University of Maryland. His special interests include treating HIV and AIDS.

Shelda Martin, M.D., is the medical director of the Ryan White Program at Charleston Area Medical Center and an internal medicine physician in the WVU Charleston Division. She received her medical degree from WVU and her specialty training at CAMC. Her special interests include the early intervention of HIV and AIDS.

 “Doctors on Call,” with host Dr. Bob D'Alessandri, is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.    

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Purdue Pharma. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-1412
johnsa@rcbhsc.wvu.edu
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