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Hypogonadism Surgical Procedures

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infection risk during surgical procedure

I recently had minor dermatological back surgery. I saw the physician reading magazines immediately prior to this surgery. He then came into the exam room & drew up a syringe of medicine to numb the surgical area. My question is would it be...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You're certainly right that handwashing before touching any equipment in the room should be any medical practitioner's protocol. You are at no risk of HIV from the magazines (remind yourself of the ways in which HIV really is transmitted,... Read more »

Exposure-prone procedures & HIV-positive surgical techs.

I have an acquaintance who is HIV-1-positive & who was admitted to hospitalwith Hepatitis A.... Read more »


I recently went to the dentist to have a regular cleaning procedure done. Almost to the end of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Report Calls for Plan to Survey Surgical Centers

A Government Accountability Office (GAO) report released Friday suggests that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services coordinate efforts to ensure infection control procedures are being followed at ambulatory surgery centers around the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rwanda Testing Non-Surgical Circumcision Device in National Campaign

BBC News on Sunday looked at Rwanda's national circumcision campaign, which began in December 2010 to help lower the incidence of HIV in the country. "Since the campaign began, Rwanda has circumcised 5,000 men but it can dramatically increase these... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Utah Man Sues Surgical Center, Two Doctors for Refusing Him Surgery Because He Was HIV-Positive

A Spanish Fork, Utah, man last month filed a civil rights lawsuit against HealthSouth Provo Surgical Center and two physicians, saying they refused him surgery for an ulcerated toe because he is HIV-positive, the Salt Lake City Deseret Morning News... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most Surgical Residents Fail to Report Needle-Stick Injuries, Increasing Risk of HIV, Other Bloodborne Diseases, Study Says

Almost all surgical residents accidentally stick themselves with needles or other sharp medical instruments but most fail to report the injury, increasing their risk of contracting HIV, hepatitis or other bloodborne diseases from infected patients,... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If one lab took a blood sample from a person, in a quantity that is usual for performing only a general blood test, and then with that quantity of blood taken performs a general blood test and also an elisa hiv test that reads negative, can this... Read more »

Army HIV Policies and Procedures as of 7/15/2005

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Greetings! I have found actual policy information concerning HIV from the Army. You must have Acrobat Reader to view. You may go to the link:

The pdf's title is Army Regulation 600-110 - Identification,... Read more »

Lab testing procedures

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was recently tested (3 days ago). The doctor's office said the results would be back in 10 days, and they would call me. I've had lab results back from the same office in 3 days. A friend who is a nurse told me labs are required to notify... Read more »

Follow-Up Procedures... Please Answer!

Posted by Anonymous
I want to know about the procedures for reporting and follow-up when one is diagnosed with HIV. Is one required to undergo CDC interview or to answer personal, specific questions about mode of transmission.... or is name just reported to state in a... Read more »