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Can A Nurse Be Hiv Pos

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I work at an HIV/AIDS Clinic in a urban setting. I usually am OK with working there and rarely have fears. 1. I used the restroom directly after our HIV patients (like as he walked out, I walked in) I sat on the toilet seat and DID NOT use a seat...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...go back to not even letting it bother me and do my job without worrying?" Definitely the latter! The only way you can catch HIV in that bathroom stall is by having unsafe sex with an HIVer!2. Nope!3. Absolutely no risk.I would suggest you spend... Read more »

Becoming a Nurse with Hiv

I always wanted to be a nurse, I found out that I am Hiv+ almost a year ago. I hope my dreams are... Read more »

HIV+ Nurse

I am an RN in a large cardiology hospital based practice. I am currently in school working on my... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Reuters AlertNet Examines How Lack of Experienced Nurses in Kenya Affects Country's Efforts Against HIV/AIDS

...examined how the increasing number of experienced Kenyan nurses who seek work abroad has affected the country's "fight" against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Many nurses in Kenya receive an average monthly salary of less than $275 and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Nurses Association to Help South African Nurses Cope With Stress of Caring for HIV/AIDS Patients

...program to help South African nurses deal with the "extreme" levels of stress, anxiety and unhappiness they feel in caring for HIV/AIDS patients, Toronto's Globe and Mail reports. Nurses account for 75% of health care workers in South... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Find Few Differences in Health Outcomes for HIV-Positive Patients Cared for by Nurses Versus Doctors

... HIV-positive patients who receive care from trained nurses fare just as well as those who are treated by physicians, according to Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

About Half of Nurses in U.K. Have Experienced Needle Stick Injuries, Many Are Concerned About HIV Risk, Study Says

...previously used on a patient during their careers, with about one-third fearing risk of exposure to bloodborne diseases such as HIV and hepatitis, BBC News reports ( BBC News , 11/19). According to the PA/ , the survey also found... Read more »
Connect With Others


Posted by julie, 2 Replies
...know that there is another site for this message however there is not much activity there. Even though I am negative,I am a nurse working with allot of positive women and find all of the info. here helpful in helping me to understand what you... Read more »

Nursing Assistant with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am a Nursing Assistant that is HIV+. All of my Coworkers know and some of the families of my residents know nd it was hard at first. I was constintly reminded that Read more »

Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies and I am getting distinctly chilly vibes. Does anyone know anything about this subject? Also, are there any practicing HIV+ nurses who could perhaps tell me if it is worth it attempting to enter the profession? In addition to the rudeness... Read more »

Negative after Pos Raip

Posted by Guest8923, 2 Replies
...I took a mouth swab at a HIV clinic and it read Preliminary pos, so my doctor took a confirmation test and that was negative. Is it normal to still have worries Read more »