Endoscopy Hiv Hepatitis Scare

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hiv from an Endoscopy???

I had an Endoscopy 4 years ago and 8 Days later I got a rash all over my body (big purple spots) and a very high fever I was like this for a whole week. I went to the hospital Emergency Room and explained what happened to me, I was sent home just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Is there a way to prove you contracted HIV from an endoscopy procedure four years ago and press legal charges? No. Not unless you can prove you contracted your infection Read more »

Should I take endoscopy

Doc. recommended endoscopy.. I read that there are chances for Hep B/HIV risks because of... Read more »

Should I take endoscopy?

My Doc. recommended endoscopy.. I read that there are chances for Hep B/Hep C/HIV risks because of... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada: Class-Action Lawsuit Rejected in Hepatitis C Outbreak

...procedures from 2004 to 2008. In all, the Southern Nevada Health District urged more than 40,000 clinic patients to get tested for HIV and hepatitis C. Eugenia Hedstrom, 70, was among those notified by health officials that she should get tested... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

VA Officials Grilled Over Botched Colonoscopies

... On Tuesday, Veterans Affairs officials apologized before a House subcommittee looking into the handling of a hepatitis and HIVscare at VA health care centers in Miami, Augusta, Ga., and Murfreesboro, Tenn. A report finding that fewer than half... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada: CDC Tries to Allay Fears

...patients who had procedures at the center between March 2004 and Jan. 11, recommending they be screened for hepatitis B and C and HIV. People need to be concerned but not overly afraid, said Dr. Scott Holmberg of CDCs Division of Viral... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada: Endoscopy Clinic Shut Down

...clinic two days after announcing that unsafe syringe usage there may have put patients at risk for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. Investigators say clinic staff at the Endoscopy Center of Southern Nevada, 700 Shadow Lane, regularly reused... Read more »