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Should Surgeons With Hiv Be Allowed To Operate

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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Burma Allows HIV Shelter to Continue Operating

Burma authorities gave a last-minute reprieve Nov. 25 to HIV patients living in a shelter run by supporters of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Local officials in military-ruled Burma had ordered the 80 patients to vacate, without explaining why... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Shouldn't HIV+ Surgeons Be Banned?

Sir, shouldn't HIV+ surgeons not be allowed to perform surgery, since even w/ the proper precautions, the chances of him cutting himself and bleeding into the patient during surgery is very high, what w/ thin gloves and sharp instruments....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. In all truth, it would be very unusual fora patient to be exposed to the blood of a surgeon, or any healthcare workerfor that matter. In fact, it is usually the patient putting the surgeon atrisk of bloodborne... 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 »

Can I be a surgeon being HIV+?

I have been HIV+ for my whole life, and ever since a little girl I've wanted to study surgery. I'm finishing high school soon, and I want to know if it is possible to be a surgeon while being HIV+? ...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
Yes. One of my favorite recent HIV stories comes from James Oleske, who is one of the pediatricians to first see children with HIV in Newark, New Jersey. A young HIV+ child who was his patient in the early 1980s graduated from medical school a few... Read more »

Should those with AIDS/HIV be allowed to work in the medical field???

I am wondering if are those infected with the AIDS/HIV virus are allowed with to work in the medical field. If yes why?? Doesn't this pose a threat to people who are not infected with this virus??? I know that the disease is not spread through...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
This is an answer to a similar question, previously answered:Depending on the state, Health care workers have the same right of confidentiality about their HIV status as anyone living with HIV. Moreover, because all health workers take universal... Read more »
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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 »

Beware of scam operators of internet 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 »