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A 25-year-old male asked:

If i am going under surgery and need it to be put sleep do i have to say i am hiv or pills i am useing because not every doc is good or understanding?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 years experience
Yes: We need a complete list if your meds to be safe with anesthesia!
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
HIV: You should inform the doctor and the anesthesiologist, not so much for their safety because they should be using universal precautions, but rather so that your regimen of haart is not interrupted. Most doctors these days are very understanding about this and the few that are not should be reported to their state licensure board. Passing judgement on patients is not acceptable. Good luck and best.
Last updated Nov 23, 2013

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