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Operations And Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Montreal Hospital Begins HIV Testing Thousands of Child Patients Operated on by HIV-Positive Surgeon

A Montreal children's hospital by Saturday had already tested 400 former child patients and scheduled testing for 500 more who were operated on between 1990 and 2003 by a now-deceased surgeon whom the hospital administration recently learned was... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Arizona Surgeon Who Refused to Operate on HIV-Positive Patient Agrees to Justice Department Settlement

An Arizona surgeon who was accused of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act after he refused to operate on an HIV-positive patient has agreed to a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice , the Arizona Republic reports. Mark... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Boston Globe Examines Challenges Facing Zimbabwean HIV Treatment Programs Operating With Little Funding

The Boston Globe on Tuesday examined the challenges facing HIV treatment programs in Zimbabwe, which have expanded despite little funding from international donors. Zimbabwe receives comparatively little foreign aid because donors are worried... Read more »
Ask the Experts

do they test for hiv before operations??????????

dr bob do they test people for hiv before operations in all hospitals?such as back operations etc?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,One wonders why you ask!?! Are you putting off that herniated disc operation because you are afraid they will test you for HIV? Or perhaps you're wondering if that desperate housewife who lives next door who just came home form the hospital... Read more »

abnormal swollen belly after a post operation HIV advanced

I have a swollen belly from a post operation. They stated it was fluids and would go away. My question: will Medicaid cover the expense to repair my belly? Operation was performed on Nov 99. Thank you , Orlando...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
There really shouldn't be a problem if the surgery is medically necessary and not elective. I suggest you talk this over with your doctor. Your doctor/hospital billing department should be able to contact Medicaid to comfirm that the procedure... Read more »

Ankle operation and HIV

My CD4 Count pathology report reads:-HIV-1 Log Units 1.462,HIV-1 RNA copies 29cp/ml,CD4 cell % 25.08%, CD4 cell count 611/uL. I had an accident and broke my ankle 2 years ago and after my many operations on the leg my CD4 count went down that is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Coreen,With a normal CD4 count, there's no reason why you should be at any increased risk of surgical complications. Hence, if you and your surgeons feel that another procedure is indicated, you can proceed.I hope this helps. Good... Read more »

Pre operative HIV testing in all cataract surgeries

We operate about 1600 cataracts every year. Up till now we never sreened any patients pre operatively in last 15-20 years. Does the guidelines suggests to do so or only take universal precautions? DR Diwan...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Dr. Diwan,I'm not sure where your medical practice is, so understand that I'll answer your question from the perspective of an American doctor (though one that works a lot in developing countries).Firstly, universal precautions... Read more »
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HIV Operations Program Director < Miami

Posted by Anonymous
Channge Incorporated Centre for AIDS Services for Women

HIV Operations Program Director

Administrative work planning/directing/evaluating/informational and counseling services in Miami-Dade County. Disease surveillance and control experience... Read more »

Beware of scam operators of HIV+ dating sites!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been following the recent revelations of the scandal of match.com and yahoo personals being sued by "paying customers" who allege both these well known and very non HIV+ dating sites were using a very common technique too lure in paying... Read more »

Beware of scam operators of HIV+ dating sites!

Posted by Anonymous
I have been following the recent revelations of the scandal of match.com and yahoo personals being sued by "paying customers" who allege both these well known and very non HIV+ dating sites were using a very common technique too lure in paying... Read more »

Beware of scam operators of HIV+ dating sites!

Posted by Anonymous
I have been following the recent revelations of the scandal of match.com and yahoo personals being sued by "paying customers" who allege both these well known and very non HIV+ dating sites were using a very common technique too lure in paying... Read more »