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Jun 14, 2013

if I work directly with patients and do touch around their eyes, ears, and nose, but do not do any surgery or operations or anything invasive, could i still do this work if i had hiv?

Response from Mr. Chambers

As long as universal precautions are taken when working with patients, there should be almost no risk of transmission. This is recognized in the medical community and there is virtually no prohibition on persons with HIV treating patients.

That should be checked with your local medical groups and state laws. There are some areas where invasive procedures are still limited but that isn't the case in your situation.

But, overall, you should have no problem being permitted to work.

Good luck, Jacques



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