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Avatar m tn 3 patients HIV-positive after clinic mistakes By BILL POOVEY AP CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -Three patients exposed to contaminated medical equipment at Veterans Affairs hospitals have tested positive for HIV, the agency said Friday. Initial tests show one patient each from VA medical facilities in Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Augusta, Ga.; and Miami has the virus that causes AIDS, according to a VA statement.
Avatar m tn Nearly 11,000 former sailors, soldiers, airmen and Marines could have been exposed to infectious diseases because three VA hospitals in the Southeast did not properly clean endoscopic equipment between patients. On Friday, the VA revealed that another patient had tested positive for HIV, bringing the total to four such cases among patients who got endoscope procedures at hospitals in Miami, Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Augusta, Ga.
Avatar n tn but where I live several 100 people were exposed or infected with HIV because the VA clinic was reusing diabetes lancets. The other day on CNhttp://www.medhelp.org/posts/HIV-Prevention/HIV-TEST-INFECTS-ME/show/1279954#N some VA clinic exposed people to HIV by reusing dental instruments. So for you to dismiss that these things can happen is wrong. Someone who believes you goes home has sex with his wife, she breast feeds the baby now everyone is infected.
1381087 tn?1279223327 Besides all of the issues I have been having with the VA. The doctor who initiated the drug test has left the VA. It seems he had too many complaints against him. He He. but we move forward. On this past Sunday I fell. Nothing broken, but I took a pretty bad hit. By Tuesday I wasn't feeling any better and since I had my second patch on since the fall. ( I am back to changing my patch every 48 hours.
Avatar f tn The quickest way to be sure that a person has not acquired HIV is with a combination HIV antigen/antibody test (also called 4th generation or DUO tests). these tests give completely reliable results 4 weeks after an exposure. The combination of a PCR plus a standard antibody test would provide results in a similar time despite what the people who sell them tell you and the PCR tests are typically the most expensive tests one can get.
Avatar f tn No. NO MORE testing. The confirmatory test proves you don't have HIV. Time to forget about it and move on.
Avatar m tn do I need further testing for hiv? I have read that hcv can delay conversion. ( I have no clue where I got hep c from. I have always been pretty carful with sex. I did have some major surgeries 2 years ago where they had to open my leg up for a bone infection and leave the would open for a week to do wash outs. This was done at the west LA VA and is a pretty grimy place. I assume this is where I picked it up considering it’s not really considered an std.
Avatar f tn Does anyone know if an std test someone has at an annual checkup through the VA includes a test for herpes?
Avatar m tn The standard testing protocol is wait 12 weeks for the antibody test then of positive have the HCV RNA by PCR test for the actual virus. The reasoning is the antibody test comes back faster and only costs maybe $40 while the HCV RNA costs I’ve heard around $400 and takes longer to come back.
Avatar m tn About ten yeards I was diagnosed by the VA with artial fibriliation. In 2005, I went to the VA for a Agent Orange Registration Examination and I received notificastion that abnomalities were found. The AO testing revealed the following conclusions and impressions : 1. Left ventricle:Mild Concentric Hypertrophy. All segements contract normally. Ejection fraction of 58%. Normal systolic function. right ventricle normal in size and function. 2.
Avatar f tn I was recently told by my VA office that my scans showed a mild cerebellar ectopia. I had my tests ran in january and they are only telling me about it now.they really wont tell me whats going on just to not worry and everything is fine. I feel like i deserve a better explanation than that. The only thing they will tell me is that it is 1mm. I have been having issues for a long time and im kinda hoping this will explain why. Since they wont tell me anything should i seek another opinion?
Avatar n tn Hopefully this is a little deeper than the usual testing question. I had a very low risk and decided to be tested on National Testing Day at eight weeks after my exposure. The tester explained to me that 90 percent of people seroconvert by 3 months and so the test was meaningless. I questioned her information, and she showed me the same information written on a card from the Maryland AIDS Administration. The local news here had cited the same statistics from the Virginia agency.
148588 tn?1465778809 They subsequently lost their job, which meant no insurance, but they were a vet, so they went the VA. VA did very little testing and determined that the person did not have bi-polar disorder and refused medication... The person obviously needs the medication as they are not doing well, at all. In these instances, I would certainly agree that treatment outside the VA would be in order, if one can afford it.
Avatar n tn My hand had her bodily fluids , and then I cum in her mouth , after that i clean my penis by hand i just touch her bodily fluids , i worry about , i can HIV by that action so my point is HIV infection from infectious bodily fluids outside the body ? and how's my situation ?
4251682 tn?1351729443 The VA Doctors say that having an enlarged liver is normal. Right now I have a different pain. My knuckles, wrist, elbow, shoulder, groin, knee ankle and toes on my right side hurt. I beleive this is something different. Sometimes my right side hurts while other times it is my left side.
Avatar f tn — The Veterans Administration has told western New York members of Congress that more than 700 patients at the Buffalo VA Medical Center may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C because of accidental reuse of insulin pens. Oh no, not again! http://news.msn.
Avatar f tn It has nothing to do with the VA. We started this project because the VA is not testing many of the veterans. They don't tell them that military service is a risk factor and many are infected and don't know it. The VA is not interested in finding them but we are. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
645800 tn?1466860955 Today I had my latest tests done at the VA which has left me knid of confused. I have had nerve conductions tests done in the past (3x) and they have shown that I have Peripheral Neuropathy each time (the last one was done 1.5 years ago). But when the tests were done today the doctor said there was nothing wrong with my nerves other than my left ankle which she attributed to recent trama (I have had no recent trama to my left ankel).
19044515 tn?1471612013 So you are going to have to convince the VA doctors of that in order to get the testing and treatment you need. The best way to do that is to learn as much as you can about testing, diagnosis, and treatment of hypothyroidism. Then you can push in the right direction. That is why I gave you the link above. Please take some time and do some reading of the paper and then come back with questions and we can discuss and get you prepared for your next appointment with those VA doctors.
Avatar f tn thank you twopack, but from the research I have done it truely is a math calculation that gives o-band results, esp if you are stuck with the VA doing the diagnose. If you don't use the VA or have a family member within the VA you may not understand such a blanket statement. The VA uses the IgG Index as the math calculation to rule on O-bands.
471949 tn?1236904026 I had an Echo done at the VA quite a while ago...and, like all other tests at the VA, they told me it was "normal"...but upon reading my medical records I am concerned by what I read, here it what it says: "The study was technically limited. Poor image quality. Ejection fraction 50-55%. There is borderline concentric left ventricular hypertrophy. Regional wall motion abnormalities cannot be excluded due to limited visualization.