Can health care workers practice with AIDS?
Feb 20, 2009
I have a friend who is a dentist. He was recently exposed to blood during a procedure on a patient with AIDS. If he contracts the disease will he still be able to practice? I would assume yes, but have been told differently by some. Is it the same for doctors/nurses that are infected? thanks,
Response from Dr. Frascino
Your assumption is correct: Health care workers with bloodborne illnesses, such as HIV or hepatitis, are not prevented from working. Universal precautions have been in place for years to prevent transmission of bloodborne diseases from health care workers to patients and vice versa!
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Can I Be Exposed To Hiv And Test Negative For Two Years Then Test Positive?
- Does Hiv Cause Thirst?
- Hiv Pcr Test Days After Exposure
- How Long Does It Take For Megace To Stimulate Appetite?
- Will Two People Infected With Genital Herpes Make Each Others Herpes Worse?
- What Is The Difference Between Genital Herpes And Shingles?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.