|Can a doctor practice medicine if hiv positive?
May 23, 2006
Im in paranoia right now. I went to a doctor(gastroenterologist) to check my anus because I suspected I have external hemmorhoids. The doctor told me to lie sideways and he checked my anus and applied something on it. He use his finger to check the outside and inside of my anus. I think he applied Ky jelly. But I read in the net of a situation like a dentist infecting his patients.
What if the doctor prick his finger or anywhere his body and uses that blood to do the rectal exam? Or have a vial of infected blood in his fridge in his clinic. I mean what if doctor wants to infect his patients?
Can transmission occur by using fresh/stored in the fridge infected blood in doing rectal exam?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
You actually are worried that your gastroenterologist might use a bloody finger to do a rectal exam, or have a vial of infected blood in his fridge to infect his patients???? Oh my, my, my ,my, honey, either it's time for you to change health care clinics or (more likely) you really are "in paranoia right now!"
Dearie, my advice to you is to head directly to the nearest shrink. Hemorrhoids are certainly not your biggest problem at the moment.
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