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Can My Doctor Test For Hiv

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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?...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
This is a good question. Obviously whether or not your doctor tests you depends on the doctor. When I see a patient with one of the cancers which can be related to HIV, such as lymphoma, Kaposi's, anal cancer, cervical cancer, or... Read more »

6 doctors, 6 HIV tests, 2 NAATs, What's going on?

Feb 24th I had unprotected vaginal sex with two females. 2-3 weeks later I broke out with a very... Read more »
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Georgia: Bill Requires Doctors to Offer Test for HIV

The state House has voted 140-14 in favor of House Bill 429, which would require Georgia doctors to offer HIV testing to pregnant women and to link those infected to counseling and care. Women could refuse the test; their refusal would be noted in... Read more »
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Panel of American Doctors Urge for HIV Testing to Start at 16

When should teens get tested for HIV? In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged doctors to test all patients between the ages of 13 and 64 in all health care settings. But that universal testing approach has not quite caught... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Malawi: Doctors Shun HIV Tests

Malawian doctors are turning down specialist training offered in the Republic of China because they are reluctant to submit to the AIDS test required to travel there. As part of its development assistance to Malawi, Taiwan has offered 10... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Doctors Advocate HIV Tests for All; Insurers Urged to Pay for Screening

In a joint press conference on April 17, the American College of Physicians and the HIV Medicine Association made an urgent call for national AIDS policy reform, including universal testing for everyone who does not opt out. Dr. Michael S. Saag,... Read more »
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Can doctors take HIV tests? UK question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
UK lad here that needs to have a HIV test done but the only problem being that my local GU clinic is only open on Tuesday afternoons between 12 and 4 and I cannot get down there due to my work. I was wondering if my local GP can do them and whether... Read more »

reasons doctors test

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
I was just wondering what some of the reasons doctors decide to test for hiv you know besides oral thrush like blood values (low or hight cbc hemoglobin, vitamin, testosterone deficiencies ) any input would be appreciated Read more »

Just tested, strange info from doctor...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi guys. Just a quick question. I had a fairly high risk unprotected encounter a few months ago. I was tested shortly afterwards, and then again at exactly 13 weeks. I had to push my doctor a bit to test again at 3 months, because she said the... Read more »

Primary doctor says to test at 6 months??? Please Read. Looking for insight...

Posted by treeoflife1, 3 Replies
So i had 15 seconds of unprotected sex with a possible sex worker. I was tested at 7 weeks Oraquick and received a negative result. The clinic lady seemed to have preset answers to any question I had and had no real interest in my well being. She... Read more »