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Eye Exam For Hiv Patients

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Eye Exam

Why does my optometrist ask/need to know my HIV status or if I am taking any meds or HAART?...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is still a possibility that your tears could contact HIV virus. All health care offices should be practicing universal precaution which should diminish any chance for infection but still consider appropriate to inform all health care workers... Read more »

Scary eye exam

Hi I was wondering if you can contract Hiv or hepatitis from an eye exam. The reason for my... Read more »

Initial exam

I love reading your columns and different opinions about the HIv. My question is when I went to... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

American Academy of HIV Medicine Launches 2006 HIV SpecialistTM Credentialing Exam Period

Washington, D.C. -- The American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM) has launched its 2006 credentialing exam period. Applications for the 2006 credentialing exam will be accepted June 1 - July 31, 2006; the exam will be available to qualifying... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Including HIV Testing as Part of Routine Medical Exams Could Help Curb Spread of HIV, Editorial Says

CDC 's expected recommendation to implement HIV testing as part of routine medical exams is "doable, cheap and could do more to stem new transmissions than almost any other available option," a Los Angeles Times editorial says. Although the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: Governor Gets HIV Exam Bill

On Friday, the Illinois Senate ratified a bill that removes the requirement for written consent prior to HIV testing. Under the measure, which Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected to sign, health care providers must still obtain verbal consent from... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Botswana Offers All Health Clinic Patients Voluntary HIV Tests

The government of Botswana is offering voluntary HIV tests for anyone who goes to a medical clinic with a health problem, a plan that some worry could lead to mandatory testing, Toronto's Globe and Mail reports (Nolen, Globe and Mail , 2/14). ... Read more »
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spit on eyes and mouth with saliva and black colour blood by an organophosphate poisoning patient

Posted by drsumit, 1 Reply
Respected sir,while working in the emergency department a patient came with organophosphate poisoning with hypersalivation and disoriented while i was inserting ryle's tube he strongly coughed and spit on me with saliva stainned with black colour... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »

swollen veins and red eyes (getting really down)

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a risky encounter in october 2005 and after 2 months having what seemed to be strong ARS symtpoms, and another 5 months feeling terrible in bed, I'm now , after 10 months, starting to get out of bed. I still feel dreadful though, my glands are... Read more »

NAT exam

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have read in another post that NAT can only grab the virus in the first weaks after, is it true???? Read more »