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Does The Er Test For Hiv During A Visit

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My first doctor visit after testing positive

I tested positive 2 weeks ago and have an apt. with my internist coming up. Likely infected 12/08. From what I observed in his waiting room on past visits I doubt his patient demographics include many HIV+ folks. What do I want to make sure he...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I would recommend the following baseline tests:1.Complete blood count (CBC)2.Comprehensive chemistry panel3.Hepatitis screening for A, B and C4.STD screening (syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, etc.)5.Tuberculosis skin test6.Toxoplasma IgG... Read more »

Massage parlour Visit & HIV, Stds Risk (Need Help!)

Hi Dr CordovaI just visited massage parlour yesterday. I am naked with condom on and she only wearing underwear. We hug and I kissed and I sucked her breast on her bed. She does perform oral for me with my condom on.I do French kiss too. I did touch...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:Syphilis is transmitted via skin-to-skin contact. Using a condom reduces the likelihood of transmission, but does not eliminate it. HIV and other STD's such as Chlamydia and Gonorrhea are transmitted via bodily fluids. Using a condom... Read more »

Hospital is requiring visits to it own M.D. requarding HIV

I am in the post job offer phase of employment at a local hospital. After the offer was made the hospital became aware of my hiv+ status. The hospital has a policy that I must see their M.D. every six months who will determine whether I can...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Hospitals set their own policies on HIV-positive employees. It's probably just as well; otherwise the job would be done by legislators. They are within their rights as long as they treat all employees with HIV in the same way. Go ahead and take... Read more »

Visit to the ENT Clinic, now worried about hiv!

Dr. Bob,First off, i want to laud you as being the compassionate, affable, and most of all the understandably caring doctor.I did email you earlier about my exposure. I wasn't sure if it went through. I went to the MEETH (Manhattan Eye Ear...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Extremely Worried ENT patient in NYC,No, you cannot get HIV-infected from the nasolaryngoscope used for your exam, even if it did cause the abrasion. Yes, the post 9/11 world is a bit nuts. "Ahhhnold" is running for governor here and... Read more »
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Doctor's Visit!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi, I written several times before. I've had several negative hiv tests after possible exposure in Aug. 99(unprotected heter.intercourse)briefly. Unk. status of ex-girlfriend. My last results were negative in May 01(Quest diagnostics) for hiv1... Read more »

Recent positive, first visit with specialist tmrw.

Posted by lifepart2, 6 Replies
I tested positive on March 30. I was having some routine blood work done and on a whim asked for HIV test as well. Rest of the stuff turned out good, HIV test not so good.

My family doctor told me that my numbers are very good (low), but didn't... Read more »

what can I expect at my first dr visit?

Posted by tippytu, 2 Replies
I'm just wondering what I should expect at my first Dr visit other than blood work? I'm I going to have to get undressed & all of that? I just want to be prepared.

Also I'm just wondering when I go to the Dr for something non HIV related are they... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous
I want to take a one week vacation in mainland China and I've heard I can't if I'm HIV-Poz. Is this true? Is there a blood test required for such a short stay?

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