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Are You Automatically Tested For Hiv When You Have Surgery

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Wisconsin: "Opt-Out Consent" for Automatic HIV Test

Wisconsin has become the 43rd state to pass an opt-out consent law for HIV testing. The measure will take effect in November. Since 2006, CDC has recommended that states adopt an opt-out approach to HIV testing. The current policy requiring health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African Government Does Not Automatically Ban HIV-Positive People From National Defense Force, Spokesperson Says

The South African government does not automatically exclude individuals from the South African National Defence Force solely because they are HIV-positive, government spokesperson Joel Netshitenzhe said on Wednesday, SAPA/News24.com reports... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Czech Republic Launches Automatic Syringe Machines to Curb Spread of HIV, Other Diseases Among IDUs

The Czech Republic recently installed two automatic syringe machines in the capital of Prague in an effort to curb the spread of HIV and other bloodborne diseases among injection drug users, CTK/Prague Daily Monitor reports. The machines -- the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

automatic testing

could you please tell me if women are automatically tested for hiv when they're pregnant and they run a series of blood test on you????? ...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
All pregnant women receiving prenatal care should be offered voluntary confidential testing for HIV which must be consented; JLS.... Read more »

Do people automatically test positive after ARS symptoms?

Seven weeks ago I made a stupid decision and had unprotected insertive anal intercourse with another male whose HIV status I did not know. Three or four weeks later, I developed a body rash which looked like an allergic reaction. I had been using...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The amount of time it takes for a person to develop a detectable level of antibodies around the time of primary infection symptoms is variable. For this reason, if a person has significant exposure (anal or vaginal sex with an HIV infected, or high... Read more »

Automatic Donations every month(please answer)

Is their anyway to have money donated automatically from my checking account every month? I have a question as well. After my divorce I was devestated and vow not to have sex until I meet someone special. It lasted 3 years and finally at a party I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail (break), your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how.Would you have noticed if the latex condom ripped? Yes. When stretched latex... Read more »

Is one exposure all it takes to get infected? Is infection automatic and guaranteed?

where i come from everybody believes that having sex contact with somebody who is already HIV positive you get it as well.Is that true?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. With any infectious disease, whether we are talking about HIV, other STDs, the common cold, the flu, etc., it is never a guarantee that you will get infected after being exposed. But the more times that you are exposed... Read more »
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HIV Testing and Surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Was wondering if anyone out there knows whether it is standard hospital practice to test patients for HIV prior to major surgery. Thanx

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surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
when you have surgery do they test for hiv in your blood work

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Surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does a hospital test a person for HIV before major surgery and if so will they inform the patient if they are positve.

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Jamie (surgery)

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Im hoping your surgery goes good and it turns out to be nothing.Im not sure how long the hep vacine has been out if I find out I will let you know,But if you have antibody's your probably safe.My Lymph node still the same,don't know what my doctors... Read more »