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Will an infectious disease specialists always check for hiv?

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Dr. John Leander Po
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: If indicated, yes-

If there is an opportunity to test a patient for hiv, we'll take it! if indicated, yes- for example: 1) repeated infections such as abscesses or pneumonias or sores, 2) symptoms that are flu-like or mono-like, 3) diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease, 4) unexplained fevers or night sweats or wasting 5) exposure to body fluids 6)an opportunity to ask to be tested and is accepted.

In brief: If indicated, yes-

If there is an opportunity to test a patient for hiv, we'll take it! if indicated, yes- for example: 1) repeated infections such as abscesses or pneumonias or sores, 2) symptoms that are flu-like or mono-like, 3) diagnosis of a sexually transmitted disease, 4) unexplained fevers or night sweats or wasting 5) exposure to body fluids 6)an opportunity to ask to be tested and is accepted.
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: NotAlwaysIfSuspected

Not always but if there is suspicion of HIV Infection based on your History of multiple sexual partners and having had unprotected High Risk Sexual Behaviour Hetero or Homosexual in nature.

In brief: NotAlwaysIfSuspected

Not always but if there is suspicion of HIV Infection based on your History of multiple sexual partners and having had unprotected High Risk Sexual Behaviour Hetero or Homosexual in nature.
You Symptoms like unexplained weight loss Unexplained Fever and recurrent infections Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases Opportunistic infections like oral&esophageal candida infection And others
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