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Testing for HIV prior to surgery

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I was wondering do hospitals test for Hiv prior to surgery. My wife had her fallopian tube removed and she was wondering if they did a Hiv test prior to surgery because they took her blood.

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Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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Yes, most hospitals do an HIV and HbSAg (Hepatitis B) test as a standard protocol. This is because additional protection for the medical staff and sterilisation procedures in general are needed in case of patients with HIV and/or Hepatitis. There are blood born infections and so it is important to take precautions when dealing with hundreds of patients on an yearly basis.

In addition to these tests some baseline blood investigations like Haemoglobin levels, Blood sugar levels etc are also routinely tested pre operatively.

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Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
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MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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