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Can A Routine Health Exam Find Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Including HIV Testing as Part of Routine Medical Exams Could Help Curb Spread of HIV, Editorial Says

CDC 's expected recommendation to implement HIV testing as part of routine medical exams is "doable, cheap and could do more to stem new transmissions than almost any other available option," a Los Angeles Times editorial says. Although the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Routine HIV Testing Poses New Problems for Health Officials

In September, CDC recommended universal, voluntary HIV tests for all patients ages 13-64 in clinical settings as a way to link more of those HIV-infected but unaware to treatment and care. Many California providers, however, have questions about the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Examines Conflicting Recommendations by Health Task Force, CDC for Routine HIV Testing

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday examined CDC 's "ambitious" plan to recommend voluntary HIV testing as part of routine medical exams, whether "it will become a reality" and how it conflicts with a federal health task force's... Read more »
Ask the Experts

What is a routine STD exam?

After an unsafe experience, I was examined by my doctor who said I was "Negative for all STD's." Would a physician routinely check for HTLV I & II or would I need to specifically make that request? How about HIV-2? Many thanks....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. When a doctor/clinician performs a"routine STD exam," this usually means that they will check for the mostcommon STD's, and the ones that you would most likely be exposed to. Theywill not usually... Read more »

about Health Exam

Dear Breuer,i whould like to know is the HIV test is part of the health examination in Hospital setting for their workers ?do Doctors ,and nurses after accepted start their carer HIV test is part of their health examinations ?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Hospitals set their own policy about HIV testing for employees. In the U.S., a health care worker who tests positive is not automatically removed from the job. Removal would depend on whether the person performs invasive procedures. Even then, the... Read more »

MEDICAL EXAM FOR HEALTH CARE WORKER IN FLORIDA

PLEASE DO ME A FAVOR, IF YOU HAVE NO IDEA OF WHAT I AM ASKING COULD YOU PLS. DO A RESERACH FOR THIS. DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA IF HOSPITALS IN FLORIDA REQUIRE A MEDICAL EXAMINATION ESP. HIV TESTING FOR PRE-EMPLOYMENT. HOW IS IT BEING HIV POSITIVE HAVE...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Not being in Florida, I do not know what local requirements are. But I do know how to find out. Go to www.anac.org. That's the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. (If it isn't .org, try .com). Their information is for HIV+ nurses. They... Read more »

Superinfection and Routine HIV Tests

Hi,I have a question about superinfection and HIV tests.If someone is superinfected with HIV viruses, that means his or her body has 2 different strains of HIV viruses or/and the recombinant of the different viruses. Then, if he or she goes to have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi Paul,Whether one is infected with one or two (ie., superinfected) strains of HIV, the accuracy of HIV testing is not affected.BY... Read more »
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Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 2 Replies

May 9, 8:05 PM EDT

CDC Wants Routine AIDS Virus Testing

By MIKE STOBBE
Associated Press Writer

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if doctors follow... Read more »

Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
May 9, 8:05 PM EDT

CDC Wants Routine AIDS Virus Testing

By MIKE STOBBE
Associated Press Writer

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Testing for the AIDS virus could become part of routine physical exams for adults and teens if doctors follow... Read more »

Priests, seminarians routinely tested for HIV

Posted by Anonymous
When are priests or seminarians routinely tested for human immunodeficiency virus?...

Military, Job Corps, prisoners are also tested routinely for human immunodeficiency virus. Read more »

HIV in routine Blood Tests?

Posted by Hifb, 2 Replies
I had unprotected oral sex and intercourse with a man of unknown HIV status about three years ago- Since then I have donated blood (about 3 months after the encounter) and had several blood tests, one for mono and two during emergency room visits(At... Read more »