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Should All Health Professionals Be Tested For Hiv

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health care workers and aids testing

do heathl care workers get tested fo aids
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Whether a health care worker gets tested for HIV is up to the medical advisory board of the hospital where the person practices, if their work location is Read more »

hiv test before emergency surgery

Do hospitals/doctors do tests on patients for emergency surgery or any type of heart... Read more »

HIV test in Hong Kong

Hi Dr FrascinoThank you very much for your kind attention!I am a 25 year old male nurse from Hong... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Czech Patient Group Calls for Mandatory HIV Testing Among Health Professionals

...Doctors' Chamber, Milan Kubek, said the proposal for mandatory testing is "outrageous," adding, "It is impossible to demand that medical personnel undergo testing on the mandatory basis." Kubek also said that mandatory testing could be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most Health Care Providers in Los Angeles County Do Not Offer HIV Tests to Latinos, Study Says

...added that in such cases, providers should refer patients to agencies that offer no-cost testing. According to Solorio, some health care providers also might be uncomfortable asking patients about their sexual histories. "There are still many... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

HIV Testing Is Now a Routine Part of Health Care in New York

...care they need and may be unknowingly infecting their partners. If you are not offered an HIV test the next time you visit a health care provider and you want to know your status, ask for it." Statewide, a third of HIV-positive people learn... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Goal: HIV Testing for Everyone

...living with HIV in the United States, about 21 percent are unaware of their status. CDC guidelines introduced in 2006 encourage health care professionals to offer routine HIV testing to all patients ages 13 to 64. "When people are tested, they... Read more »
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Just tested, strange info from doctor...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi guys. Just a quick question. I had a fairly high risk unprotected encounter a few months ago. I was tested shortly afterwards, and then again at exactly 13 weeks. I had to push my doctor a bit to test again at 3 months, because she Read more »

about rapid testing

Posted by tammy, 5 Replies
...15-20 minutes. (It should be noted that these are not home test kits.) They are intended for use under the supervision of a health care professional. The risks of possible misdiagnosis by using rapid tests, Read more »

Took Test!

Posted by bura, 4 Replies
i took a few more tests today, namely elisa,PA,viral load test and maybe the imuno blot test (don't know what's that...the reason maybe...coz need to seek permission to do this if the elisa comes out negative). Paid some money for the viral load... Read more »

6 Week Window - Mass. Dept of Health

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...not to have confidential testing and let others know your HIV status. Your Options: Anonymous or Confidential Testing Your health care provider or the HIV Counseling and Testing Hotline (1-800-750-2016) can help you decide which test is right... Read more »