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 »

Is what my doctor did normal practice?

I contracted HIV last year from my bf. I tested negative in June 08 but in January 09 I tested... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...about your lifestyle. Your eating, sleeping, and work patterns can make a difference for your health care. So can your sexual practices and use of recreational drugs. If your provider seems too judgmental, try to change providers. It's better... Read more »
Project Inform

Making Decisions About Therapies

...who has five or more people in their practice who are living with HIV, though in general, the more experience and patients the physician has, the better. Consider five a minimum. Experienced doctors will usually have more skill in prescribing and... Read more »
The Well Project

Diarrhea on 06/08/2006. Nath, Samir K. Best Practice of Medicine Patient Guide. Diarrhea. Accessed at ... Read more »

An Overview of Truvada (Tenofovir/FTC)

...Hepatits B infection may notice an increase in symptoms. A doctor should be notified if an individual taking this medication experiences digestive system problems, joint or muscle pain and weakness, pain or tingling of hands or feet, headache,... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... Read more »

My HIV MD pisses me off!

Posted by jmiami, 7 Replies
...certain doctors discriminate against heavier people and don't offer them better treatment(s) due to their weight. Has anyone ever experienced this? Read more »


Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...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 but with an expertise in alternative medicine. The... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...whom face incredible stigma and alienation. That stigma, combined with the low pay for health care professionals (the average physician in Ukraine earns only about US$150 to US$200 monthly; nurses earn only US$20 to US$50 a month), can make it a... Read more »
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