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Elective Surgery And Hiv Testing

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elective surgery/initial treatment/having children

I broke my nose rather badly few years back and was planning on having sme reconstructive surgery done in the next 6 months or so to remedy the situation... I was diagnosed HIV positive one week ago.. my previous test was negative, about 5 months...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The optimal time to start HIV treatment in recently infected persons is not known so no sweeping generalization is appropriate. Starting treatment early generally does not preserve much anti-HIV immunity. Elective surgery generally goes well in... Read more »

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Sentinel Surveillance Among Women Seeking Elective Pregnancy Termination, San Francisco

The researchers sought to study HIV prevalence, incidence and risk factors among women seeking elective pregnancy termination in San Francisco. They conducted a cross-sectional survey of a consecutive sample of women seeking elective pregnancy... 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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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There seems to be a lot of confusion on this sight as to who you should vote for in the next presidential election being hiv positive.

The media and the demmocratic liberals want to make it sound like Bush is ignoring the AIDS epidemic.

If you do... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
when you have surgery do they test for hiv in your blood work

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does a hospital test a person for HIV before major surgery and if so will they inform the patient if they are positve.

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