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Episode on TV Hopkins Hospital
      #261044 - 02/08/12 08:56 AM

Perhaps its because of being pos for so long , or reading posts from those freaking out over what seems like nothing to freak out over, but was watching documentary filming of John Hopkins Hospital. And in one of the events an emergency doc discovered blood on her thumb after she took her glove off. Well she freaked out. Scrubbing, bleaching, looking under magnafying glass to see if there was any possibility of exposure. Talk with an ID doc , was told the risk was next to nothing but the fact that she worked in an er with a high rate of hiv pts that she may want to consider taking preventive meds. Doc got all upset. Now perhaps I've just gotten desensetized , . And after reading from the doc that posted here about being confirmed , it just has me wonder doesen't one consider the high risks and probabilities of this happening to oneself ? Am I making sense in how I'm wording this?Example, if your a fireman won't you at some point experience getting a burn or two?

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Re: Episode on TV Hopkins Hospital new
      #261046 - 02/08/12 09:31 AM

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Perhaps its because of being pos for so long , or reading posts from those freaking out over what seems like nothing to freak out over, but was watching documentary filming of John Hopkins Hospital. And in one of the events an emergency doc discovered blood on her thumb after she took her glove off. Well she freaked out. Scrubbing, bleaching, looking under magnafying glass to see if there was any possibility of exposure. Talk with an ID doc , was told the risk was next to nothing but the fact that she worked in an er with a high rate of hiv pts that she may want to consider taking preventive meds. Doc got all upset. Now perhaps I've just gotten desensetized , . And after reading from the doc that posted here about being confirmed , it just has me wonder doesen't one consider the high risks and probabilities of this happening to oneself ? Am I making sense in how I'm wording this?Example, if your a fireman won't you at some point experience getting a burn or two?




documentary or otherwise, it's put together to keep people watching. what i find shocking is the reality that as much factual knowledge as there is now, a medical professional should have more accurate info & education about HIV, before anyone else. Society is all about drama now a days though too.

I remember when i went public after i survived the coma, and was featured on TV news features, public speaking in schools,etc..... I found myself being asked to speak/educate a group of medical professionals also. What i learned from this, is people are human regardless of the coats they wear, the certificates they obtain, or the knowledge they have.... so there's gonna be fearmongers, doubters, etc in every group.

Surprising when the camera rolls, they have enough fear to instill panic....but you can bet your paycheck, it wasnt enough of a reality to motivate her to do an immediate career change.

In closing, everyone has to realize and remember HIV is still a learning disease, in the fact that the infected are in "teacher roles" and the non-infected are the "pupil role". (for clarification purposes, HIV isnt the only illness like this) There are sceptics and optimistics in every crowd.... but, if it werent for Poz people coming forward and asking for the help they need and willingly allowing themselves up for research etc. Drs. & researchers wouldnt have the facts they do today. Unfortunately things like generation gaps, and just plain ol' human ignorance divides everyone.... old school doctors arent gonna sway from what they choose to believe no more than anyone else will...

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Re: Episode on TV Hopkins Hospital new
      #261049 - 02/08/12 09:43 AM

This doctor is still in the Er but she supervises, whats that title called? And she is still negative. the show was filmning 3 months in the life of John Hopkins hospital. It was very good.

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