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Pre-operative Tests For Hiv Patients

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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.

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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 »

HIV vs. HCV pre-employment blood testing

Hi, I'm a med/surg traveling agency nurse. I carry my own indep. insurance my agency carries... Read more »

Splenectomy pre-HIV diagnosis

I had a splenectomy at age 7 as a result of congenital spherocytosis. After testing positive a... Read more »
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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

Singapore Health Minister Supports HIV Testing for Pregnant Women, Considers Mandatory Pre-Marital HIV Testing

Singapore Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan said he supports compulsory HIV testing for pregnant women and is considering requiring couples to get tested for the virus before being married, Channel NewsAsia reports ( Channel NewsAsia , 12/4). Last... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Update to Interim Guidance for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for the Prevention of HIV Infection: PrEP for Injecting Drug Users

On June 12, 2013, the Thailand Ministry of Health and CDC published results from a randomized controlled trial of a daily oral dose of 300 mg of tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) that showed efficacy in reducing the acquisition of human... Read more »
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Anyone familiar with this testing operation

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://www.ehivtest.com

Anyone who has used them have any comments?

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Who's Positive - OPERATION: GET TESTED

Posted by Tom_Donohue
Whos Positive (a non profit organization dedicated to raising awareness through personal accounts of youth and their stories) is currently seeking HIV positive youth to discuss their stories with other youth on a cross country tour from Oct 15 Dec... Read more »

Pre-cum, testing, etc....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Pre-cum has a higher concentration of HIV than semen. It's been studied under the microscope. That's why they warn against any type of unprotected oral sex as well. Doesn't matter if the guy cums are not....if you have an "opening", the more... Read more »

Pre employment drug testing and Atripla

Posted by ImaNiceGuy, 3 Replies
I am aware that a drug test can show false positive if you take Atripla. Was wondering if most drug testing facilities know to use more specific test when you list Atripla as your medication.

Anyone here had recent experience with pre employment drug... Read more »