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If a person went in for an operation would they have checked for hiv? A major operation. Blood was taken every day

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Dr. Camilla Graham
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Probably not

Testing for HIV is not routine prior to surgery.
Surgeons use "universal precautions", which means they use protection as if any patient could have hiv, hepatitis b or c, etc. If you have any question about your HIV status, ask your doctor to get checked. The cdc recommends that every adult be tested for HIV so don't be shy.

In brief: Probably not

Testing for HIV is not routine prior to surgery.
Surgeons use "universal precautions", which means they use protection as if any patient could have hiv, hepatitis b or c, etc. If you have any question about your HIV status, ask your doctor to get checked. The cdc recommends that every adult be tested for HIV so don't be shy.
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