|Should Health Care Workers Tell Their HIV Status?
Dec 12, 1997
Are health care workers allowed to keep their Hiv/Aids status (if positive) disclosed from their patients? Any comments on personal choice?
Response from Ms. Breuer
Depending on the state, Health care workers have the same right of confidentiality about their HIV status as anyone living with HIV. Moreover, because all health workers take universal precautions (manadated procedures that are designed to prevent the transmission of any infectious agent from a health worker to a patient or a patient to a health worker) in healthcare, there is no need for either the health worker or the patient to reveal HIV status. Universal Precuations both prevent the transmission of the virus and enable people living with any blood-borne disease to maintain their privacy.
-- David Grunwald
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