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Do Doctors Test For Hiv Before Surgery

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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, Read more »

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Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...Caring for Yourself If you are experiencing lipodystrophy it is especially important to takecare of your body. Keep all of your doctor's appointments, get regular labtests, and tell your doctor about any changes in the way you feel or inyour... Read more »
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Are You Positive You're Negative?

...examinations. But routine blood tests -- or pap tests that are part of routine gynecological exams -- do not automatically include a test for HIV. The CDC, amfAR and other leading voices say they should. The CDC has issued guidelines recommending... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

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...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 »

Xango and hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was wondering if consuming Xango, the natural juice that has been said to have a lot of good stuff in it, can it affect the results when testing for hiv antibodies? The producers of Xango state that it boosts the immune system.. Anyone knows... Read more »

HIV Testing and Surgery

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Was wondering if anyone out there knows whether it is standard hospital practice to test patients for HIV prior to major surgery. Thanx Read more »

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FELLOW MAN

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...diagnostic purposes. The viral load test manufacturers own literature warns the test is not intended to be used as a screening test for HIV or as a diagnostic test to confirm the presence of HIV Yet this is the test I was given by my doctor when... Read more »