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Is There Any Risk Of Hiv-positive Doctors Transmitting To Patients

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...immune systemis weaker. Having Hep C also makes HIV harder totreat. Many of the medications used to treat HIV areprocessed by the liver. A liver badly damaged byHep C cannot process drugs as well. Althoughgenerally safe, the risk of side effects with HIVmedications may be slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? Your doctor will see how healthy your liver is bydoing blood tests and other procedures such asan...
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Risk of HPV cancers

Hi,I am HIV+ and have a CD4 count just come up to 400 at last test - I started Atripla 2 months ago after it had dropped to 220. I tested positive in Oct 2006. My long term partner has been diagnosed with squamous cell ca larynx of HPV16 origin. It...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...persons already have a range of HPV infections in genital area. HPV vaccine may be of some benefit and is under study. For most patients HPV related cancers progress slowly and have variable clinical course so studies are challenging to conduct... Read more »

HIV undetectable

What does it mean to have "undetectable" HIV? What are the risks of contracting HIV from this person?
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...absence of therapy. There is strong evidence that an undetectable viral load in a person with HIV is associated with a lower risk of transmission. For example, the risk of sexual transmission has been shown to be lowest in a person with HIV when... Read more »


I am an embalmer at a local funeral home and yesterday I was exposed to the blood of a person who is HIV positive. The person had spent approximately 2 days at the Medical Examiner's and was refrigerated to a temperature of roughly 35F-40F. I went...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...dead person from a collapsed building when i got in contact with his blood, the person has been dead for 2+ days. am i at any risk of getting HIV?? and another thing, is the fluid that fills the blisters on second degree burns infectious ?what if... Read more »

Can doctors have HIV?

Are doctors allowed to work in hospitals and have the HIV virus? This is avery important question for me.
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc. transmit unless the health care provider ishaving sex or sharing needles with the patient. In a health care setting, the risk of transmission from patient to healthcare provider is far greater than the risk of transmission from health... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Cardiovascular Risk Influences Doctors' Treatment Decisions for HIV/AIDS Patients, Survey Says

... The researchers found that although there is not yet definitive scientific evidence that antiretroviral drugs increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, most doctors reported that they believe there is a link, according to an IAPAC release . ... Read more »
American Heart Association

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment, Treatment Vital for HIV Patients on Therapy

...overall death rate among patients with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but those same patients may now face an increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a group of experts who gathered to review the unique CVD risks... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kansas: Physician -- HIV Test Guidelines Not Being Followed

...widely undone [tests] and disregarded guidelines in medicine. Physicians still haven't given up the old 'I can tell by looking,' risk-based testing," said Sweet, an internal medicine practitioner and professor at the University of Kansas School... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

The Feminization of an Epidemic

...Early diagnosis is critical to the prevention of HIV and AIDS. We know that identifying HIV in an individual decreases the risk of him or her infecting somebody else because of behavior modification. 9 HIV treatment also decreases a person's... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive doctor are to be tested for the virus. Does this mean HIV positive Doctors cannot... Read more »

hiv viral load

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...symptons, every person who becomes infected with HIV goes through acute HIV infection. This phase of infection presents an enormous risk both to the person who has become infected and to his sexual partners. Here's why: during the peak stage of... Read more »

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Posted by nightsunami, 7 Replies
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Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »