|chances of contracting through body contact
Dec 4, 2003
how small of a droplet of blood is needed to contract the hiv virus? a fellow nurse at work was brushed up against by a cna who has aids virus,also i need to know the confidentiality laws in regards to aids and the work place. thankyou dm
| Response from Ms. Breuer
The issue is not how small the blood droplet is. The issue is that it can't do any HIV-related harm unless it comes into immediate, intimate contact with another person's bloodstream or mucous membranes.
Confidentiality laws and HIV, the short form: every one of us has the right to privacy of our medical information in the workplace. Disclosing someone else's medical information--or spreading the rumor of someone's medical information--is a great way to get yourself fired if the employer has any sense. Here's the acid test: If you were the person with HIV and didn't want others to know, how would you answer your own question? Take that as your guide.
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