Sep 21, 2008
I have searched everywhere for information on being HIV + and working in the medical field. I am a nurse and have been restricted from doing IV's, Blood draws, ect. What are the rules?
| Response from Ms. Gabriel
All healthcare workers are required to follow infection control practices and these are outlined in Policies of the institution. It does not make a difference if you have HIV, HEP C, etc. you still follow the guidelines that will help to prevent every patient from any potential infection, blood borne or otherwise. I believe the American Nurses Association has taken a position on this issue. Check out their website to see their recommendations and for contact information (http://www.nursingworld.org).
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