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Are You Automatically Tested For Hiv When You Have Surgery

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hiv test before emergency surgery

Do hospitals/doctors do tests on patients for emergency surgery or any type of heart surgery/angioplasty?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If you are asking if HIV tests are routinely done without the patient's knowledge or consent prior to emergency surgery, the answer would be no. I do Read more »

Pre operative HIV testing in all cataract surgeries

We operate about 1600 cataracts every year. Up till now we never sreened any patients pre... Read more »

If I have cancer surgery will doctors test me for HIV?

When you are diagnosed with cancer and have surgery do doc's test for HIV? Read more »
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...to Change What to Change To? Why Do the Guidelines Keep Changing? We keep learning more about the best way to fight HIV. In 1998, the US Department of Health and Human Services created a panel of physicians, researchers, and consumers to... 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 Read more »

test results

Posted by GPPG, 4 Replies
...months elisa and 6 weeks -ve pcr's were conclusive. But my bad ars and the neurologic problems for which i had to go through a surgery, was a concern. Also had below normal cd4s and rising, high cd8's. Having bouts of various infections since the... Read more »

surgery

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

Xango and hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...consuming Xango, the natural juice that has been said to have a lot of good stuff in it, can it affect the results when testing for hiv antibodies? The producers of Xango state that it boosts the immune system.. Anyone knows anything about... Read more »