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Veterans And Hiv

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colonoscopy risk of hiv ( Donation Reference xxx)

Dear doctor,i had a colonoscopy procedure 15 days ago.my concern its about the horror notice about de Veterans in Miami.do i have to worry about? Do you recomend hiv test after this kind of procedures?y had a kind of diarrea, since 2 days after the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...because of faulty sterilization procedures. The V.A. Determined 2,400 veterans could have been exposed to blood-borne pathogens (HIV, hepatitis C, etc.) during the period of May 2004 to March 2009. According to the Miami Herald three Miami area... Read more »

3 people infected with HIV after colonoscopy?

Dr. Bob, what do you think of this? Is it possible they all got it from unsterile colonoscopy... Read more »

just diagnosed

I have just been diagnosed, am in stage 3. I have KS lesions, wasting, severe fatigue and no... Read more »
Articles
The Body

Iran Detains Two Veteran HIV Physicians, Calling Them "National Security Threats"

...end of June. That's right. Kamiar Alaei and Arash Alaei are two Iranian physicians who were involved in the response to HIV/AIDS. Specifically, they worked on expanding harm reduction in Iran, doing very important pioneering work as part of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Veterans Affairs: 5th HIV Case Linked to Unsterile Equipment

... On Friday, the US Department of Veterans Affairs announced that seven more hepatitis infections and a fifth HIV infection were discovered among patients exposed to unsterile endoscopic equipment at three VA hospitals. Of nearly 11,000 veterans Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Veterans Affairs Offers Quick HIV Tests for Vets

... The Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is hoping to encourage more veterans to get tested for HIV by offering 20-minute HIV tests at its downtown ambulatory care center. "HIV testing is the gateway to life-saving therapy," Read more »
American Civil Liberties Union

ACLU Reaches Settlement for Veteran Denied State Department Contractor Job Because He Has HIV

...of a U.S. Army veteran who was denied a security job with U.S. State Department contractor Triple Canopy, Inc. because he has HIV. According to the ACLU, the State Department has agreed to policy changes that will prevent people with HIV from... Read more »
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VHA DIRECTIVE 2008-003

Posted by DKERL
...Health Administration January 22, 2008 TREATMENT OF ANTIRETROVIRAL-INDUCED FACIAL LIPOATROPHY IN HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV)-INFECTED PATIENTS on page 2 of this directive the following is a policy statement: "3. POLICY: It is VHA policy... Read more »

veterans vs. newbies...let the fists fly.....

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
...then somebody tries to throw in a neutral post to the effect that the veterans really have all the info. But--here's a thought--HIV has changed quite a bit since 1984. Those diagnosed more recently will have a much different experience with the... Read more »

Hello Active Duty Military

Posted by DELRAELADAMSCH
...Army and the United States Army National Guard, I have Two Honorable Discharges, I am 41 and single I am a female and I also am hiv positive would you like to email me? Read more »

Just found out in the Navy.

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the VA and if anyone has been to Balboa after being diagnosed. Also, I'd like to meet some people in the area who are also HIV+. E-mail at baphomet3x3@hotmail.com Read more »