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Are People With Hiv Allowed To Work In Health Care

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HIV in Prisons and Jails

HIV and Correctional Settings Health Care in Prisons and Jails Prisoners With HIV Infection HIV Care for Prisoners Improving Your HIV Treatment Risk Factors While Incarcerated What Happens When HIV-Positive Prisoners Are Released? HIV and Correctional Settings People with HIV sometimes have to spend time in a jail or prison. Jails are usually operated by counties. Prisons are state or federal institutions. The rate of...
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Should those with AIDS/HIV be allowed to work in the medical field???

I am wondering if are those infected with the AIDS/HIV virus are allowed with to work in the medical field. If yes why?? Doesn't this pose a threat to people who are not infected with this virus??? I know that the disease is not spread through...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
This is an answer to a similar question, previously answered: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... Read more »

should people with HIV work?

Should health care workers who are infected with HIV be restricted to certain duties or not be allowed to work at all? Is this fair?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
It is not uncommon for health care workers who are infected with HIV to be restricted from performing certain invasive procedures, but that is very different from not being allowed to work at all. Hospital boards usually make those decisions on the... Read more »

Your amazing work allows people to face the world - $1000 dollar donation

Dear Dr Bob,I recently had posted on your forum about a possible low risk HIV exposure (received BJ from 2 strippers and performed cunnilingus). After becoming a severely obsessed "Worried Well" your posts and inspirations helped to quell...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Steve,First and foremost, WOO-HOO! Congratulations on your definitive and conclusive negative HIV tests!Thank you for writing in to share the good news. Your personal testimonial will help countless others who are still trapped in their own... Read more »

HEALTH CARE REFORM, WON'T IT BE BAD FOR HIV POSITIVE PEOPLE?

Dr. Bob,Why are you pushing Obama's health care reform? They are going to take over medical care, cut care to elderly folks like grandmothers and have panels to decide who lives and dies. I'm sure they will cut care to those of us with HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Zelda,Health care reform will not throw your granny off a cliff, nor will it cut off care to HIVers! In many ways we already have health care rationing that is not only unfair; it's morally reprehensible. (See Nicholas Kristof's... Read more »
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Success and happiness are NOT allowed

Posted by Lovinlife, 4 Replies
I previously tried to put up a post asking people to share anything positive or good that is going on in their life. I think it's just as important to see as the posts about people's struggles.

I got shot down in a very mean fashion for my post.

If as... Read more »

countries where HIV+ people can work

Posted by markkkkky, 3 Replies
Hi.

I just want to know if there are other countries where HIV+ people can work and be able to grant a work permit? I know there are countries who don't have restrictions, but only for short visits and vacations.

If ever there is, is HIV testing a... Read more »

How do you manage your health care?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
HIV/AIDS is a complicated web of conditions made more complicated by the interaction of the meds on our body chemistries. I would think that a specialty would have developed over the last 25 years that focused on the long term management of people... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
We're reposting this recent exchange between an anonymous person and Dr. Bob Frascino, one of the doctors at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums. It raises some interesting -- and disturbing -- questions about the persistence of HIV and stigma in... Read more »