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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.

Always worried about my regimen

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