Dr. Lee works with some of the leading HIV treaters, researchers and activists.
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DR. SHARON LEE – A KANSAS CITY PIONEER CONTINUES TO SERVE Dr. Sharon Lee, a Kansas City pioneer continues her mission of serving our community to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS."A diagnosis of HIV was once a death sentence, today it has been tamed to a manageable condition, thanks to the work of thousands of individuals.” reports Dr. Sharon Lee MD. "Researchers, patients and the service providers continue to decrease the number of new infections and increase the life-expectancy of people with HIV."In the 40 years since AIDS was first recognized, Dr. Lee's involvement in HIV/AIDS research and especially patient care has grown. She was one of the first doctors in Kansas City who treated AIDS patients starting in 1985; even prior to the advent of effective anti-viral medications. More recently she opened the first site in KC offering HIV prophylaxis after serving on the CDC’s committee to develop PrEP guidelines.Dr. Lee opened the first Kansas City clinic for uninsured people with AIDS, founded the only regional skilled nursing care facility for people with HIV and worked with social service agencies, serving on boards and doing everything from painting walls, to providing medical expertise, and fundraising for AIDS organizations. She is known nationally for her work, including collaborations to promote HIV services and treatment.
Dr. Lee was on the CDC Panel to review and develop use of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to prevent HIV infections. She was a co-founder and President of ACTHIV, the American Conference for the Treatment of HIV from 2005 through 2021 and remains active in the planning of the Conference with a focus on training front-line HIV providers in the U.S.
Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of hepatitis b and c
If you suffer from chronic Hepatitis B or just aren't sure if you have it, please call for an evaluation. Hepatitis B can be treated.
Many people with Hepatitis C think once they are treated to cure, they no longer have anything to worry about. Researchers found there remains an increase risk of developing liver cancer and it is recommended that people with Hepatitis C should receive treatment and then have important follow-up to watch for and treat early any progression toward liver cancer.
Dr. Lee is ready to help you with testing and treatment, as well as long-term follow-up for these diseases. Call us.
A study reported in August 2022 has shown taking a common antibiotic as soon as possible after sexual exposure to bacterial infections (STI's) may be effective in reducing the likelihood of transmission for gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis.
This second study of the use of 200 mg of doxycycline as post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) within 72 hours of unprotected sex was completed in 554 MSM in the U.S. The overall incidence of STIs was 10.3% among doxy recipients and 29% in the placebo group. Prevention effects) were greatest for gonorrhea, followed by chlamydia and syphilis.
Please call the Doc Shop right away if you believe you have been exposed to any sexually transmitted disease. We will help you sort your risks and determine the best options for prevention or treatment. Call 913-362-0220.
If you believe you may have been exposed to HIV, please call right away. The Doc Shop (913-362-0220) offers same-day post-exposure prophylaxis treatment to prevent the infection from taking hold in your body.
Diagnosis, Treatment and Prevention of HIV
In Kansas City, outside of the two primary teaching hospitals (KU and Truman), it is hard to find an HIV-treater with more experience than Dr. Sharon Lee.
If you believe you are at risk for HIV or have been exposed to HIV, please call for a protective/prevention visit. (Please call within 72 hours of exposure.) If you have recently been told you have HIV call for rapid evaluation and treatment start. Call for a consultation with an experienced HIV provider if you have been on treatment and want to know what new treatment options may be best for you.
Doc Shop now offers the new once-a-month injectable HIV anti-retroviral treatment. CABENUVA
(Please click on the button below for more information or call the Doc Shop at913-362-0220to schedule an appointment to discuss this new medication.)
HIV prevention medications or PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) may be free for at-risk individuals. Please check with the Doc Shop for availability, including the newest injectable medicine (every other month) to prevent HIV infection.
It is difficult at times to find health care for symptoms related to Post Acute COVID Syndrome (PACS). Science is uncovering more about the Coronavirus long-term effects and how to treat them. Whether you had a serious illness or were mostly without symptoms with COVID, you may have residual or new symptoms afterward. Please call for evaluation and review of treatment options.