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Can A Physician Practice Medicine If They Are Hiv Positive

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Can a doctor practice medicine if hiv positive?

Hi Dr.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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,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... Read more »

are physicians restricted from practice?

my question is are physicians tested for hiv and restricted from practice if they are found... Read more »

Can I practice medicine if HIV +

Hi I am just diagnosed as HIV+. I am currently a medical student in USA and will start my rotation... Read more »
HIV Medicine Association

HIV Testing Policy: A Joint Position Paper of the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians

Summary Federal policies regarding the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of AIDS have not kept pace with changes that have transformed the disease from a fatal illness to a chronic disease for patients with ongoing access to HIV care and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NIAID to Study Organ Transplants in HIV-Positive Patients; Practice Becoming More Prevalent

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has begun a five-year study to examine the outcomes of organ transplants in HIV-positive patients whose organ failure often "has nothing to do with HIV" but stems from other diseases... Read more »

HIV Physician Fumes Over Lack of Attention to HIV Within U.S.

Hi. My name is David Malebranche. I'm an assistant professor with Emory University's Department of Medicine in Atlanta, Ga. I work predominantly at Grady Memorial Hospital doing clinical work with HIV, as well as research, particularly with black... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some HIV-Positive People in Wales Denied Treatment for Common Conditions, Physician Says

Some HIV-positive people in Wales are being denied medical treatment for common illnesses, Olwen Williams, a physician specializing in sexually transmitted infections, said recently, BBC News reports. Williams noted that primary care physicians... Read more »
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Posted by bradford, 1 Reply

In many countries throughout the world, people are going to naturopathic physicians when faced with a health issue.

It is naturopathic physicians, not medical doctors, who are specifically educated as physicians... Read more »

Beyond Flat Earth Medicine

Posted by Anonymous
I am an AIDS Dissident Scientific and Alternative Health Consumer Advocate.

Please understand the burden of proof is upon the affirmative theory in science. So, it is not up for Dissidents to prove 'HIV' is not the cause of 'AIDS' or is not... Read more »

Finding a private physician

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi I'm new here and I'm looking for information about Private Physicians who specialize in HIV. You see My StepDad is HIV positive, and he's been looking for a private physician for months...can anyone help me?


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Finding the Right Physician

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have a question. I am currently negative although am worried because I am still in window period for HIV testing after a worrisome sexual encounter (not quite out to 6 months yet).

I am pretty much closeted but have had to let my guard down... Read more »