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(Seattle Times)   Patients may have been exposed to HIV during prostate exams, should've known by feeling both hands on their shoulders   (blogs.seattletimes.com) divider line 36
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2013-12-22 02:01:19 AM
Using the whole fist, doc?
 
2013-12-22 04:39:42 AM
They should have known things weren't on the up and up when they saw the doctor.

www.meh.ro
 
2013-12-22 05:46:15 AM
Surprise buttsecks?
 
2013-12-22 05:56:31 AM
1 out of 4 procedures was missed any one of which would prevent HIV contraction. It was publicly reported and the hospital will pay for test. Sounds like everything is on the up and up here, no outrage needed.

It's not like they chopped some guys nuts off during a routine tonsil surgery.
 
2013-12-22 05:58:22 AM
Rectum? I damn near killed em!

But seriously I can't think of a worse way to contract HIV.
 
2013-12-22 06:01:04 AM
The likelihood of catching HIV that way is vanishingly small.

I'd be more worried about the HepC.
 
2013-12-22 06:06:47 AM

fusillade762: Using the whole fist, doc?


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2013-12-22 07:08:58 AM

Gyrfalcon: The likelihood of catching HIV that way is vanishingly small.

I'd be more worried about the HepC.


Vanishingly small still greater than zero.  As someone who is almost OCD about not catching an STD, this would supremely piss me off.
 
2013-12-22 07:50:52 AM
I get a prostate exam once a year. I've never had any 'equipment' inserted other then the doctors finger.
 
2013-12-22 07:51:06 AM
Equipment? How much equipment do you need? What the hell are they doing over there?
 
2013-12-22 07:54:19 AM

AngryDragon: Gyrfalcon: The likelihood of catching HIV that way is vanishingly small.

I'd be more worried about the HepC.

Vanishingly small still greater than zero.  As someone who is almost OCD about not catching an STD, this would supremely piss me off.


HIV does not transmit efficiently across the mucus barrier in the way Hepatitis does. Plus the quality of life of HIV patients has been getting better and better and it's no longer a death sentence. I'm confidant that at some point the lifespan of an HIV patient will be indistinguishable from a regular patient soon -- if it hasn't gotten there already (HIV is still 'new' comparatively and many people with HIV are still living out their lives normaly).

HepC on the other hand is what you should be really worried about.

HIV: Your quality of life can be indistinguishable with today's drug cocktails. You have to take a bunch of pills every day and your sex life consists of having to use a rubber 100% of the time. But the good part is it's more difficult to infect a partner.

HepC: Your quality of life sucks. You get to take pills, get needles in your liver regularly, and eventually have to get put on a liver transplant list which results in the surgery and your new liver also being diseased in addition to antirejection pills and infusions. Your sex life is practically non-existant since less than a single drop of your body fluid is needed to infect a partner (rubbers can help but that fear will always be there). Your partner will almost certainly become infected if you live together and you live with the guilt of knowing you did it to them.
 
2013-12-22 07:56:27 AM

doglover: They should have known things weren't on the up and up when they saw the doctor.

[www.meh.ro image 500x670]


Wha-- th-- I-- can't... brain...
 
2013-12-22 07:56:30 AM
As I recall, HIV doesn't really survive outside of the body for more than a few hours, so even if the sterilization procedure went bad, it's still pretty unlikely that the HIV survived.
 
2013-12-22 07:56:58 AM
This reminds me of my tractor story!
 
2013-12-22 07:58:49 AM

Weatherkiss: AngryDragon: Gyrfalcon: The likelihood of catching HIV that way is vanishingly small.

I'd be more worried about the HepC.

Vanishingly small still greater than zero.  As someone who is almost OCD about not catching an STD, this would supremely piss me off.

HIV does not transmit efficiently across the mucus barrier in the way Hepatitis does. Plus the quality of life of HIV patients has been getting better and better and it's no longer a death sentence. I'm confidant that at some point the lifespan of an HIV patient will be indistinguishable from a regular patient soon -- if it hasn't gotten there already (HIV is still 'new' comparatively and many people with HIV are still living out their lives normaly).

HepC on the other hand is what you should be really worried about.

HIV: Your quality of life can be indistinguishable with today's drug cocktails. You have to take a bunch of pills every day and your sex life consists of having to use a rubber 100% of the time. But the good part is it's more difficult to infect a partner.

HepC: Your quality of life sucks. You get to take pills, get needles in your liver regularly, and eventually have to get put on a liver transplant list which results in the surgery and your new liver also being diseased in addition to antirejection pills and infusions. Your sex life is practically non-existant since less than a single drop of your body fluid is needed to infect a partner (rubbers can help but that fear will always be there). Your partner will almost certainly become infected if you live together and you live with the guilt of knowing you did it to them.


Thank you for making me celibate.
 
2013-12-22 08:34:11 AM
AngryDragon:

Thank you for making me celibate.

I forgot the part where Hepatitis can survive outside the body for long periods of time, over 16 hours to 4 days (at the latest). Hepatitis B is the more known variant of the virus spread through sexual contact, but the jury is still out over Hep C and whether or not it's spread through sexual contact or blood transmissions.

And Hepatitis is also typically asymptomatic. You generally don't even know you have it until it's far too late. You could have it right now and not even know for years when your liver starts having problems.
 
2013-12-22 08:55:05 AM

Weatherkiss: AngryDragon:

Thank you for making me celibate.

I forgot the part where Hepatitis can survive outside the body for long periods of time, over 16 hours to 4 days (at the latest). Hepatitis B is the more known variant of the virus spread through sexual contact, but the jury is still out over Hep C and whether or not it's spread through sexual contact or blood transmissions.

And Hepatitis is also typically asymptomatic. You generally don't even know you have it until it's far too late. You could have it right now and not even know for years when your liver starts having problems.


Merry Christmas to you too!  I think I'll go seal myself in wax now.
 
2013-12-22 08:57:26 AM
Damn! The doctor told me he had 3 hands.
 
2013-12-22 09:11:14 AM

AngryDragon: Weatherkiss: AngryDragon:

Thank you for making me celibate.

I forgot the part where Hepatitis can survive outside the body for long periods of time, over 16 hours to 4 days (at the latest). Hepatitis B is the more known variant of the virus spread through sexual contact, but the jury is still out over Hep C and whether or not it's spread through sexual contact or blood transmissions.

And Hepatitis is also typically asymptomatic. You generally don't even know you have it until it's far too late. You could have it right now and not even know for years when your liver starts having problems.

Merry Christmas to you too!  I think I'll go seal myself in wax now.


Merry Christmas! Don't forget to wash your hands.
 
2013-12-22 09:37:51 AM
Serialization Error?

If you are trying to sterilize a guy, going through the ass is not textbook.
 
2013-12-22 09:49:53 AM
clean your shiat before sticking it in shiat

/lawsuit imminent
//would subby be so kind ass to a follow up with a proper story on how they reached around the issue?
///3rd slashie just because
 
2013-12-22 10:27:48 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I get a prostate exam once a year. I've never had any 'equipment' inserted other then the doctors finger.


ummm you know they have blood tests now, right?
 
2013-12-22 10:29:34 AM

Weatherkiss: AngryDragon: Gyrfalcon: The likelihood of catching HIV that way is vanishingly small.

I'd be more worried about the HepC.

Vanishingly small still greater than zero.  As someone who is almost OCD about not catching an STD, this would supremely piss me off.

HIV does not transmit efficiently across the mucus barrier in the way Hepatitis does. Plus the quality of life of HIV patients has been getting better and better and it's no longer a death sentence. I'm confidant that at some point the lifespan of an HIV patient will be indistinguishable from a regular patient soon -- if it hasn't gotten there already (HIV is still 'new' comparatively and many people with HIV are still living out their lives normaly).

HepC on the other hand is what you should be really worried about.

HIV: Your quality of life can be indistinguishable with today's drug cocktails. You have to take a bunch of pills every day and your sex life consists of having to use a rubber 100% of the time. But the good part is it's more difficult to infect a partner.

HepC: Your quality of life sucks. You get to take pills, get needles in your liver regularly, and eventually have to get put on a liver transplant list which results in the surgery and your new liver also being diseased in addition to antirejection pills and infusions. Your sex life is practically non-existant since less than a single drop of your body fluid is needed to infect a partner (rubbers can help but that fear will always be there). Your partner will almost certainly become infected if you live together and you live with the guilt of knowing you did it to them.


Actually, HepC is rarely transmitted through sex: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20130319/Hepatitis-C-virus-rarely-tr a nsmitted-through-sex-between-monogamous-heterosexuals.aspx
 
2013-12-22 10:54:09 AM

doglover: They should have known things weren't on the up and up when they saw the doctor.


Wtf is that?
 
2013-12-22 11:12:09 AM
Blatant bigoted homophobic headline and only 2 dozen replies and no outrage....interesting.
 
2013-12-22 11:24:27 AM

MassAsster: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I get a prostate exam once a year. I've never had any 'equipment' inserted other then the doctors finger.

ummm you know they have blood tests now, right?




Get those also. Guess some doctors like to root around in there a bit. Get a feeling for what might be going on.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2013-12-22 11:33:55 AM
Doc: "Well good news bad news. Good news is your prostate is fine. Bad news is you may have HIV or Hep from the testing procedure. Sorry, our bad."

Yikes
 
2013-12-22 12:22:43 PM
Clay Holtzman, a Swedish spokesman, said dir hoospital discoovered earlier this moonth that staaff at dir Foorst Hill hoospital hud feeiled too doose dur equoopment een u stooriloozing flooid burtween ooses. Durt's dir foort stip uff a foour-purt stoorilizatioon proocedoor.


Fixed

/bork bork bork
 
2013-12-22 12:36:40 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: MassAsster: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I get a prostate exam once a year. I've never had any 'equipment' inserted other then the doctors finger.

ummm you know they have blood tests now, right?

Get those also. Guess some doctors like to root around in there a bit. Get a feeling for what might be going on.


YIKES!
/Exit only!
 
2013-12-22 01:48:49 PM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I get a prostate exam once a year. I've never had any 'equipment' inserted other then the doctors finger.


Well then you have been lucky so far. Sometimes they do a prostate exam from the other side using one of these:
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-22 01:55:29 PM
I expected this from Death Valley but Swedish?

Thanks Obama!
 
2013-12-22 01:59:36 PM

AngryDragon: Gyrfalcon: The likelihood of catching HIV that way is vanishingly small.

I'd be more worried about the HepC.

Vanishingly small still greater than zero.  As someone who is almost OCD about not catching an STD, this would supremely piss me off.


It is probably one of the things that would drive me to homicide, accidental or not.
 
2013-12-22 02:53:43 PM

Needlessly Complicated: Clay Holtzman, a Swedish spokesman, said dir hoospital discoovered earlier this moonth that staaff at dir Foorst Hill hoospital hud feeiled too doose dur equoopment een u stooriloozing flooid burtween ooses. Durt's dir foort stip uff a foour-purt stoorilizatioon proocedoor.


Fixed

/bork bork bork



I used to work at Swedish, and I'm so tempted to forward that to Clay.

/subby
//headline was inspired by a scene in Richard Bachman's "Thinner"
 
2013-12-22 05:21:38 PM
As a follow-up procedure they use an ultrasound probe that is equipped to take biopsy samples. Not fun.
 
2013-12-22 08:08:34 PM

gideon: doglover: They should have known things weren't on the up and up when they saw the doctor.

Wtf is that?


The doctor.
 
2013-12-22 10:32:49 PM

Ivo Shandor: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: I get a prostate exam once a year. I've never had any 'equipment' inserted other then the doctors finger.

Well then you have been lucky so far. Sometimes they do a prostate exam from the other side using one of these:
[i.imgur.com image 354x200]


Been there, done that.   Ugh!

Penis-farting isn't normal.  But post-cystoscopy, it is :(
 
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