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HIV in care home

Nov 23, 2003

Sould a care home be told if the client has HIV or AIDS before they accept that client, and if they have a client who has HIV or AIDS are they duty bound to inform the care staff?

Response from Ms. Breuer

The only reason anyone would have to legitimately advise a care home of a patient's HIV status would be if that affected an aspect of the patient's care. They are, in any case, duty bound NOT to inform the care staff in general. Medical information is confidential information.

The staff should be using universal precautions with every patient, so the staff is adequately protected against HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. Universal means EVERYONE is treated as if he/she were positive for a bloodborne pathogen.

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