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Colonoscopy And Hiv

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colonoscopy risk of hiv ( Donation Reference xxx)

Dear doctor,i had a colonoscopy procedure 15 days ago.my concern its about the horror notice about de Veterans in Miami.do i have to worry about? Do you recomend hiv test after this kind of procedures?y had a kind of diarrea, since 2 days after the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are done countless times per day in medical facilities around the globe. The chance of contracting HIV or hepatitis C from a colonoscopy are similar to being struck by an errant bolt of lightening on a sunny day while simultaneously being... Read more »

hepatitis or HIV from a colonoscopy?

I had a colonoscopy for some bowel issues. They took some biopsies that showed no colitis. About... 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 »
Articles
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 »
AIDS InfoNet

Diarrhea

...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

...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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Miami Veterans Administration Hospital Reaching Out on Colonoscopy Risk

...their risk of hepatitis or HIV. In late March, the hospital notified more than 3,000 local veterans of possible infections from colonoscopies performed from May 2004 to March with improperly sterilized equipment. So far, three Miami veterans have... Read more »
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testing questions

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 »

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 »

i hope i am just being paranoid

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...a small chance that the antibiotics can flare up YOur intestines....i went back to the doctor..they said that i will need a colonoscopy in a month if it doesnt clear up (it hasnt)....my stool is often soft or loose..appetite lessened..ive lost... Read more »