RN and HIV
May 27, 2006
I am HIV and have gone back to school. I am interested in becoming a nurse. I discussed this with my medical provider who is a NP. She thinks it is a great idea and that my HIV should not be an issue. What is your thoughts on someone with HIV becoming an RN?
Response from Dr. Horwath
I agree with your NP. It's a great idea for you to become a nurse. Your own experience with HIV may help to better understand the experiences of others with similar experiences. Like all nurses, you need to use universal precautions when interacting with patients.
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