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Do They Test For AIDS HIV In Pre Surgery Blood Test

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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...months Pregnancy and HIV With the advances in HIV care and treatment, many HIV+ women are livinglonger, healthier lives. As they think about the future, some of these womenare deciding to have the babies they always wanted. HIV+ women who want to become pregnant should discuss their plans with a health care provider whois very experienced in treating women with HIV. The good news is that the advances in HIV treatment have also brought...
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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
...question from the perspective of an American doctor (though one that works a lot in developing countries).Firstly, universal precautions should be used at all times, with all patients and all procedures. This clearly isn't just to prevent HIV... Read more »

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, however, why you would ask. Certainly it behooves everyone to know their HIV... Read more »

Do general blood test also test for HIV/AIDS?

I had two blood tests done recently for mono and strep throat. Would these tests show if I had HIV/AIDS? there were abnormalities, but i have no idea what they mean.
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
NO. Read more »

What types of problems mean HIV is now AIDS

My Daughter was diagnosed with HIV in 1994 while pregnant. At the time the doctor estimated she had only been infected 6 months due to symptoms she had in that time frame. She is very ashamed of it and tries very hard to hide it from everyone. ...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...medication. If she has a suboptimal response, she should have her medications changed, and perhaps also have an HIV resistance blood test to guide the choice of a new drug combination. It is possible that she'll have a good response to... Read more »
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The Well Project

Diabetes and HIV/AIDS

...people experience lipodystrophy. Lipodystrophy includes a number of health problems including high glucose levels as well as unwanted changes in body fat and increases in fat (cholesterol and triglyceride) levels in the blood. These conditions... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

...for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted changes in body fat that are experienced by many HIV+ people.Lipodystrophy can also include changes in fat and sugar... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part II: Treatments for Fat Loss

...blood, such ascholesterol and triglycerides. Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a number ofunwanted and potentially unhealthy changes in HIV+ people including: Body shape changes ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...or other evidence. Be suspicious if the promoters use key words like miraculous cure, amazing breakthrough, foolproof, suppressed treatments, or secret ingredients . These words are often used to make you think that a treatment is valuable... Read more »
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Fat loss in the cheeks but no HIV disease

Posted by Serge2008, 2 Replies
...to notice a sudden fat loss in my cheeks in a short period of time. I was worried about something serious and I had various blood test for cancer and HIV just to make sure. I also noticed at the same time that some fat deposits like bumps... Read more »

hiv oral quick vs blood test

Posted by bless4u, 3 Replies
how long does it take for the antibodies to form on test there story says it can lay dormant . Read more »

AN OPEN LETTER TO MY FELLOW MAN

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...Sweet, M.D., confirmed my positive diagnosis with the results of a Western Blot test. She called it classic. She set me up for blood tests and office visits every two months, which I later negotiated to every three months, and then to every six... 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 »