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Do Doctors Test For Hiv Prior To All Surgery

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I need proof of illness 4 months prior to diagnosis

I am going through a court case at the moment , about concerns that the doctors already knew I was HIV . However I went to see the GP in England in July 09 and they said I had a chest infection caused by a virus . They gave me nothing for the...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Your symptoms during that time were very nonspecific. Without some more definitive evidence (i.e. sputum culture or diagnostic test) it is difficult to know what could have been causing those symptoms.... Read more »

boyfriend tested positive, lots of prior unprotected exposure

My story is a bit convoluted, but I've been seeing a guy for about six months now. After a... Read more »

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?... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Georgia Senate Passes Bill Requiring HIV Testing Among Prison Inmates Prior to Release

The Georgia Senate on Tuesday voted to pass a bill (S.B. 64 ) that would require HIV testing for inmates prior to their release from state prisons, GPB News reports. Current state law requires HIV tests when inmates enter the prison system. Under... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Michigan Legislature Should Approve Bill Mandating HIV Testing for Prisoners Prior to Release, Editorial Says

The Michigan Legislature should approve a bill (SB 640 ) that authorizes mandatory HIV testing of prison inmates before they are released, according to a Detroit Free Press editorial ( Detroit Free Press , 8/13). Under the bill, sponsored by... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tenn. Lawmaker Proposes Bill That Would Require HIV Testing Among Prison Inmates Prior to Release

Tennessee state Rep. Brenda Gilmore (D) has introduced a bill (H.B. 52 ) that would require HIV tests for prison inmates before their release as part of a larger plan to address the spread of HIV/AIDS in the state, reports. According to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

N.Y. Law Prohibiting HIV Testing Without Informed Consent, Prior Counseling "Must Be Changed," Opinion Piece Says

A New York state law requiring health care workers to counsel patients and obtain their informed consent before conducting an HIV test "must be changed -- for the sake of both patients and health care workers," Ellen Morrison, director of HIV... Read more »
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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

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Disclosure to Doctor before surgery

Posted by privatepos, 6 Replies
Hello everyone, I'm not sure if I should post this on Ask a Doctor or if anyone has any input/ I'm having weight loss surgery in a few weeks and several months ago when I met my surgeon, I privately disclosed to him that I had HIV to be safe. This... 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 »

reasons doctors test

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 1 Reply
I was just wondering what some of the reasons doctors decide to test for hiv you know besides oral thrush like blood values (low or hight cbc hemoglobin, vitamin, testosterone deficiencies ) any input would be appreciated Read more »