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What Are The Specific Dangers Of Healthcare Workers Getting HIV/AIDS

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Another question from the overly worried healthcare worker!

Hi Dr. Frascino I wanted to reply to your question about why I had to wait 3-4 weeks for my results. The reason being that they send the sample to the state lab instead of a private lab. I actually went to my local health department, and they told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Overly Worried Health Care Worker,Regarding the length of time it takes to get HIV test results back, I don't agree. Certainly the health department may have a long lag period and send their specimens to a state lab to help keep costs... Read more »

Living With A Healthcare Worker And TB Info

I realize this question isn't about meds, but there isn't a forum for just basic HIV... Read more »
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I-161: Experience of Health-Care Workers (HCWs) Taking Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after Occupational HIV Exposures: Findings of the HIV PEP Registry

The HIV PEP Registry was established by the CDC after the US Public Health Service first recommended in 1996 the use of combination antiretroviral therapy as prophylaxis immediately following certain occupational HIV exposures, in an effort to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers for Professional Partners: Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Healthcare Settings

General Background Specific Populations Opt-Out Screening, Counseling and Consent Provider-Specific Information Public Health Implications Reimbursement and Funding Issues Summary Question General Background Why is CDC recommending... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Working With Healthcare Providers

The following is adapted from the curriculum that ACRIA uses in workshops to discuss the often complicated relationship between individuals and their healthcare providers: So -- What's the First Step? Get involved with your care! Educate... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction Health professionals caring for people living with HIV will encounter myriad symptoms ranging from minor and bothersome problems to problems that are associated with great distress. In caring for a patient who presents with a symptom,... Read more »
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Poz Healthcare workers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm an HIV+ guy who works in medicine, and I am desperately seeking others like me. I am having a great deal of difficulty with my shift-work schedule and the high stress level of my work. How do others cope? My health is declining because of... Read more »

Spit dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I feel this is a stupid question, but a healthcare worker at a local hiv clinic scared me. I have a friend who is hiv+ and recently he spit in my face (accidentily) and it got into my eyes. He's not on any meds. The healthcare worker said that I... Read more »

HIV-Specific Medications AT COST - a new service

Posted by CanDoMeds, 1 Reply
To The Body Forum users,

Please allow me to introduce a new public service that my company is offering to HIV-positive patients. My business partner, Dr. Mark Galea, and I have decided to create a special program for certain medical populations, and... Read more »

Breast secretion - dangerous ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

I had a possible exposure to HIV 2 days back. I engaged in protected vaginal sex (latex condom) with a sex worker. I suckled her breasts - and noticed that upon squeezing them a thick white sticky fluid was secreted (possibly some sort of... Read more »