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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
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 »

Pre-employment HIV testing

About a year ago, while interviewing for a potential position within the medical field, I was asked to submit to a blood draw for drugs/HIV. The offer for the job was pending on the results of the draws. After the results were obtained from the...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
YOu don't say what job you were applying for. Generally, it is illegal to use HIV as a reason to deny a job to someone. If I were you, I'd stay in touch with the EEOC person, who obviously knows much more than I do about your case. The... Read more »

HIV vs. HCV pre-employment blood testing

Hi, I'm a med/surg traveling agency nurse. I carry my own indep. insurance my agency carries my work comp. I've work at different hospitals and agencys in the United states.. Recently for the first time ever, when applying to a county...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
When it comes to hospitals as employers, the "is it legal" question becomes complex. Testing of hospital employees for various conditions is not so much a matter of federal or state law as it is a matter of the policy of that hospital... Read more »

Pre Employment HIV Test

I was just recently offered a job with a very high profile company. I am pretty sure I do not have HIV or any disease, but I havent been tested formally. I just came back from giving blood and the whole works at their on site clinic. I was...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Here's what we know about this: In the U.S., it's illegal to deny employment to someone because of HIV infection. You Canadians have begun to leave us in the dust when it comes to sane public policy, as we get wackier every day. I'm... Read more »
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Pre-cum, testing, etc....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Pre-cum has a higher concentration of HIV than semen. It's been studied under the microscope. That's why they warn against any type of unprotected oral sex as well. Doesn't matter if the guy cums are not....if you have an "opening", the more... 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

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Blood Test

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If my physician performed a blood test on my blood, would HIV/AIDS show up if I didnt ask to be tested for it?

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Posted by WorriedinVegas
I recently sent in a blood sample for hiv-1 testing to HOME ACCESS. I got the blood for the sample from a scabbed acne, which I picked. It was more than enough blood to fill up the circle, but I have had the acne for a long time, before my possible... Read more »