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What Behaviors Put Health Care Workers At Risk For HIV/AIDS

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Considering HIV Treatment

Table of Contents Are You Ready? The Right Health Care Provider Knowledge About HIV A Positive Attitude Are You Ready? Treatment with HIV drugs can improve quality of life and help people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) stay healthier longer. But starting treatment is a big decision. In order to get the most benefit from HIV drugs, they must be used just the way they are prescribed. Taking your treatment correctly is as...
Ask the Experts

When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What do I think? I think you are a compassionate, generous, warm-hearted, loving individual who deserves our utmost praise and appreciation. I also think you have racked up enormous amounts of excellent cosmic karma that should provide you with a... Read more »

health care workers and aids testing

do heathl care workers get tested fo aids...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Whether a health care worker gets tested for HIV is up to the medical advisory board of the hospital where the person practices, if their work location is a hospital. To my knowledge, the only health care workers whose practices may be restricted or... Read more »

HIV Positive Health Care Workers

What is the law/ethical responsibilty of health care workers to reveal their HIV status to patients they are taking care of. I have heard that physicians are required to tell their patients if they are HIV +. Does the same apply to nurses, medical...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Laws vary from state to state, and generally local hospital boards have jurisdiction over these matters. Please remember that HIV is not easy to transmit. It requires direct contact between one of the four infectious fluids--blood, semen, vaginal... Read more »

As an HIV positive health care worker do I have to disclose?

Hi. I'm a medical professional and newly diagnosed with HIV. I'm actually a resident. I'm wondering what the laws are in regard to whether I have to disclose my status to my residency program and to the state medical board? I do...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Thank you for asking whether, as a health care worker, you have a duty to disclose your status. In general, according to case law and professional practice guidelines, health care workers have a duty to inform patients or employers that they are... Read more »
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i am a health care worker...

Posted by Anonymous
I am a health care worker in Baltimore. Every other patient that
I come into contact with in my clinic is an HIV or AIDS patient.
I would like everyone who has this disease to know that I pray
for a cure everyday, and do my best to help those who... Read more »

putting men at risk?

Posted by swuitninnacent, 9 Replies
I havent been able to find much information on how easy it is for a woman to infect her male partner. I'm hoping someone has some good true factual info?? I've heard that its common and easy for a man to infect his partner but very difficult for a... Read more »

Put Somebody At Risk & Feel Horrible

Posted by ffrbel, 11 Replies
Hello,

This is the first time I'm posting on this web-site. I feel horrible inside and need advice.

I am a gay male, 28 years old and have been HIV + for three years and have been off the dating scene since I was diagnosed - I rarely went out on any... Read more »

BEBASHI Care Outreach Worker--Philadelphia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Care Outreach Worker--Philadelphia

BA or related degree in human services or high school diploma.
Experience with street outreach programs desired. Experience working
with minority populations on issues related to HIV/AIDS. Case
management/counseling... Read more »