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 health... Read more »

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