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patient hospitalized with aids

the wife of a patient hospitalized eith aids asks you directly, " does my husband have aids?" explain how youwould respond to ther and why you decided on this course of action.
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. This is a very complicated question, since there are several factors that can affect the answer. Depending on where the patient lives, there are laws that may affect the families right to know a patients health... Read more »

Do they randomly test in hospitals

Hi before you undergo a surgery and right when they give you a blood test before surgery do hospitals test for HIV too or do you have to request it specifically?
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...Some hospitals will offer you conselling and testing for an HIV test but it is not done routinely as part of a hospital admission. If you want to have a HIV test done, you should request your doctor Read more »

mandatory HIV testing

Mrs/Ms Breuer, I recently saw a question featured on this site in which a person asked if an employer could force them to take and HIV test. Your answer stated, "surgeon? pilot? no?, then your employer cannot request an HIV test. None of their...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Thank you for your response. When I do hear from health care providers or health care students, I point out that fortunately, the legislatures have not inserted their heavy hands into this issue; the hospital's own board sets the rules about... Read more »

Incident at hospital-FREAKING OUT!

Hello Dr Bob, first of all, just like many say, you really do great work, and I thank you for that. Now my question. I fell roller blading a week ago tomorrow and tore off most of my knee. I had a huge hole and had to go the hospital. Well, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...with the ripped knee! Chances of her contaminating you from the activities described would be essentially nil. I do not believe HIV testing is warranted.Don't forget your knee pads the next time you decide to blade down Devil's Slide, OK?Good... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Zimbabwean Hospitals Lack Lab Materials for HIV Testing

... The lack of lab chemicals is making it hard for public hospitals in Zimbabwe to conduct HIV tests, according to the state-run Herald newspaper. At Chitungwiza General Hospital, a large public hospital about 12 miles from Harare, Read more »
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Making HIV Testing Part of All Hospital Admissions at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City

... I'm Dr. Urbina and I work at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center. We have a poster here on integrating HIV testing into inpatient hospital settings in New York State. 1 We know that in New York State, in order to offer HIV testing, patients Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Chicago Tribune Examines Program That Offers No-Cost HIV Tests in Hospital EDs

... The Chicago Tribune on Wednesday examined a CDC -funded program in four Chicago hospitals that offers no-cost HIV tests to emergency department patients. CDC in 2007 gave $35 million in grants to 23 state and local health departments to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Program at St. Louis Children's Hospital Will Offer HIV Tests, Results to Patients Older Than 15 Without Parental Consent

...The St. Louis Children's Hospital in July will begin offering no-cost, immediate HIV testing to patients ages 15 and older without parental consent, the AP/ Joplin Globe reports. Under the program, adolescents Read more »
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Routine Testing...

Posted by AIDS2HIV, 1 Reply
...and teens if doctors follow new U.S. guidelines expected to be issued by this summer. Federal health officials say they'd like HIV testing to be as common as a cholesterol check. The guidelines for voluntary testing would apply to every American... Read more »

Xango and hiv testing

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I was wondering if consuming Xango, the natural juice that has been said to have a lot of good stuff in it, can it affect the results when testing for hiv antibodies? The producers of Xango state that it boosts the immune system.. Anyone knows... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Can any of you remembger when you got sick ? how severe were your symptoms for HIV and how mild were they ? how many didnt have any symptoms ? did anyone have sex and a condom broke and got HIV ? Read more »

antibiotics and hiv testing

Posted by fearfulbear, 1 Reply
Was on I.V. antibiotics overnite in a hospital for diverticulitis, sent me home with some tablets of antibiotics, while i was still on antibiotics took a hiv elisa test. would the anti biotics give a false neg or interfere with the test.thank you. Read more »