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Do Doctors Test For Hiv Before They Operate

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Montreal Hospital Begins HIV Testing Thousands of Child Patients Operated on by HIV-Positive Surgeon

A Montreal children's hospital by Saturday had already tested 400 former child patients and scheduled testing for 500 more who were operated on between 1990 and 2003 by a now-deceased surgeon whom the hospital administration recently learned was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Arizona Surgeon Who Refused to Operate on HIV-Positive Patient Agrees to Justice Department Settlement

An Arizona surgeon who was accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act after he refused to operate on an HIV-positive patient has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice , the Arizona Republic reports. Mark... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Canada OKs First Rapid-Result HIV Test for Doctor's Office, Clinics

On Oct. 25, Health Canada approved for the first time a rapid HIV test for use in doctors' offices, clinics and hospital emergency rooms. Using a drop of blood, the Insti HIV antibody test produces results in 60 seconds on average, said Richard... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Pre operative HIV testing in all cataract surgeries

We operate about 1600 cataracts every year. Up till now we never sreened any patients pre operatively in last 15-20 years. Does the guidelines suggests to do so or only take universal precautions? DR Diwan...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Dr. Diwan,I'm not sure where your medical practice is, so understand that I'll answer your question from the perspective of an American doctor (though one that works a lot in developing countries).Firstly, universal precautions... Read more »

do they test for hiv before operations??????????

dr bob do they test people for hiv before operations in all hospitals?such as back operations etc?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,One wonders why you ask!?! Are you putting off that herniated disc operation because you are afraid they will test you for HIV? Or perhaps you're wondering if that desperate housewife who lives next door who just came home form the hospital... Read more »

abnormal swollen belly after a post operation HIV advanced

I have a swollen belly from a post operation. They stated it was fluids and would go away. My question: will Medicaid cover the expense to repair my belly? Operation was performed on Nov 99. Thank you , Orlando...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
There really shouldn't be a problem if the surgery is medically necessary and not elective. I suggest you talk this over with your doctor. Your doctor/hospital billing department should be able to contact Medicaid to comfirm that the procedure... Read more »

HIV from operating room exposure

I revised this question to be more specific to the topic at hand. Anyways, two weeks ago I was shadowing in an operating room and I scratched my arm on a dull, external fixation device that had blood (probably dried) on it from a surgery 15 minutes...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As I have stated multiple times in this forum, all occupational exposures (or even potential occupational exposures) should be reported immediately to the occupational medicine division of your hospital (or clinic). Policies and procedures are in... Read more »
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Anyone familiar with this testing operation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

Anyone who has used them have any comments?

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Posted by Tom_Donohue
Whos Positive (a non profit organization dedicated to raising awareness through personal accounts of youth and their stories) is currently seeking HIV positive youth to discuss their stories with other youth on a cross country tour from Oct 15 Dec... Read more »

Unnessarry Operations - Cash cow for doctors !

Posted by Anonymous
I would like to start by saying sorry for the spelling bloopers I made in my last posting, maybe I could of worded it a bit better, but you get the general idea. This stuff really happened to my daughterand myself and I still get pretty upset when I... Read more »

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 »