Can You Get HIV From A Colonoscopy

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hepatitis or HIV from a colonoscopy?

I had a colonoscopy for some bowel issues. They took some biopsies that showed no colitis. About 5 weeks later, I get this continuous, unrelenting high fever 101-103F for 12 days straight. I had chills and muscle pains and felt like crap with...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I am not aware of any cases of HIV transmission through colonoscopy. Also, HIV doesn't usually cause such a high level of hepatitis.There are a few case reports of hepatitis C transmission through Read more »

3 people infected with HIV after colonoscopy?

Dr. Bob, what do you think of this? Is it possible they all got it from unsterile colonoscopy... Read more »

colonoscopy risk of hiv ( Donation Reference xxx)

Dear doctor,i had a colonoscopy procedure 15 days concern its about the horror notice about... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Screening Colonoscopies Urged for HIV-Infected Patients

... A new study finds that HIV-positive patients have a higher prevalence of colonic neoplasms and should be offered screening colonoscopy. "Although non-AIDS defining malignancies are rapidly increasing as HIV-infected subjects live longer, little... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: North Miami Man Files Notice to Sue VA Over HIV Infection

...veteran Juan Rivera filed notice that he is suing the federal government after allegedly becoming infected with HIV during a colonoscopy at the Miami VA hospital. The 55-year-old married father of five claims he was infected by improperly... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


...procedure depends on where the health care provider is looking. "Endoscopy" is a general term that means "to look inside." A colonoscopy is a procedure where the health care provider examines the colon, and so on. The cause of about one third of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hearing to Air VA Mistakes With Hospital Equipment at three VA facilities and examine a yet-unreleased report by the agency's inspector general. Veterans who underwent colonoscopies and other procedures at VA facilities in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Miami, and Augusta, Ga., some as long ago... Read more »
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Posted by panicked1, 2 Replies
...negative they were the oraquick advanced finger prick. This is what is scaring me I have had diarrhea for almost 3 months had a colonoscopy were they biopsied my intestins and foud I had a large concentration of lymphocyte and diagnosed me with... Read more »

very upset

Posted by ophelia, 1 Reply
...almost daily, and abdominal pain. I've had an abdominal/ transvaginal ultrasound, a cat scan of the abdomen and pelvis, and a colonoscopy all come out fine. I also had a CBC and a stool test for parasites, etc. Both of those came back normal as... Read more »

Blood in stool????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is blood in a stool a symptom? I read yesterday that green stool is not a symptom but what about little blood particles on toilet paper after defecating? (Sorry for the visual) Read more »

Have You Had Your Colonoscopy?

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...physician claimed that the following are actual comments made by his patients (predominately male) while he was performing their colonoscopies: 1. "Take it easy, Doc. You're boldly going where no man has gone before! 2. "Find Amelia Earhart... Read more »