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Do Doctors Test For Hiv Prior To All Surgery

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hiv test before emergency surgery

Do hospitals/doctors do tests on patients for emergency surgery or any type of heart surgery/angioplasty?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,If you are asking if HIV tests are routinely done without the patient's knowledge or consent prior to emergency surgery, the answer would be no. I do wonder, Read more »

dear doctor sir, pls help

doctor sir pls revert , form indiamy wife tested on elisa came positive. she is pregnant for the... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...reporting options in publicly funded HIV counselling and testing sites in California. Transgender persons have the overall highest HIV diagnosis rate (6.3%) of any group in the state, higher than that of MSM (4.8%). Over half of these cases are... Read more »
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HIV Testing

...Confidential HIV Testing HIV Name-Based Reporting Partner Notification Orasure Test for HIV Rapid Tests for HIV Home HIV Antibody Tests Urine Test for HIV RNA / NAAT Testing For-Profit Test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Testing

...take longer than three months. During this "window period" you may not test positive for HIV even if you are infected. Normal HIV tests don't work for newborn children of HIV-infected mothers. In many places, you can get tested anonymously for... Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...and Support It's Better to Know HIV and Women Make a New Start Useful Info Sheets for Newly Diagnosed Getting an HIV diagnosis can feel like the worst news in the world. It is common to feel anger, fear, confusion, shock, depression,... Read more »
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Angry

Posted by Pos_in_Thailand, 4 Replies
...surgery. It was negative. I went on with the surgeries and recovered over the next few months. Two months later, I did another HIV test, now 3 months after the possible exposure. This one came back negative as well. Then in August, I began... Read more »

HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...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 »

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 »

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Posted by Anonymous
...opposed to 25.5 percent of babies born to HIV-positive mothers who were given a placebo. The finding sparks a debate over whether HIV tests should be required of pregnant women. Related Links More on the testing debate Turning point in... Read more »