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Can A Person With Hiv Can Become A Nurse

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

The Canadian Nurses Association has launched a four-year, $2.27 million 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 ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: Nurse Hailed for HIV Work

Nurse Maryann Collins, a patient-care coordinator at Hackensack University Medical Center, has received a national award for her work with HIV/AIDS patients during the past 25 years. Collins was one of five individuals honored with Bristol-Myers... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Economic Threshold Analysis to Determine the Intensity of HIV Prevention Services for HIV-Seropositive Persons

Previous studies of the effectiveness of HIV prevention interventions for HIV-positive persons have looked at interventions with varying intensity, from single sessions to those offered twice-weekly for six months. This raises issues concerning... Read more »
Ask the Experts

nurse disclosing HIV status to contacts

under what circumstances is it morally acceptable for a nurse to tell someone that a person that he or she has had contact with or will have contact with is HIV positive?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
If you change the word "morally" to "legally obligated," there is no job-related circumstance that I know of that would require disclosure. Everything I know about your profession requires you to keep medical information... Read more »

dialysis nurse with HIV

i have a friend who have HIV and she is dialysis nurse, she allowed to work to do dialysis and those the company or hospital allowed this, what about the safety of the patients. ...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
Virtually all persons in healthcare practice universal precautions. In addition to protecting the provider in case the patient is HIV+, it also protects the patient. Assuming your friend, the nurse, practices this wearing gloves, using only sterile... Read more »

NURSE need help about her occupational exposures to HIV

Thanks you doctor for taking time to read my message , i know thats you are very busy , because , not people from united- states who want your answer but all people around the world.I am a nurse from albania , i work in E .N .T service , during...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Nurse from Albania,Fresh blood (or saliva-containing fresh blood) from an HIV-positive patient that gets into your eyes and mouth would constitute an occupational exposure to HIV. I cannot really quantitate the risk, as there are many factors... Read more »

Nurse with HIV? please help

Ladies-You all are great!I had a question about nurses etc and taking blood from people. I will be short and to the point. Today I went to the Dr. and he reffered me to a company to take my blood for my yearly HIV test. I noticed the lady had both...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Blood tests are performed using new/unused needles and syringes. I'm not sure what you're worried about, but you were not at risk for exposure to HIV in the situation as you describe it. The gloves are for her protection. She's the... Read more »
Connect With Others

Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am thinking of going to nursing school. I am poz, however, and have done the ethical thing and have contacted chairpersons of nursing depts. at two local colleges. Neither has gotten back to me and I am getting distinctly chilly vibes. Does... 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 I have HIV and that I have to be extra careful. Well I was always careful and I... Read more »

Is Jackie Blue a Doctor or a Nurse of some sort?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am not questioning Jackies advice. It all seems legit. In fact some of it has helped me to over come my obsession about this HIV thing, but is this person a doctor or a nurse? More of a curiosity question. Thanks!

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Just tested Postive and less than 9 months left on school to become Nurse Practioner

Posted by lostnstl314, 3 Replies
I just found out yesterday that i am positive for hiv. I have never been sick and also have used condoms with previous partners. I am lost for a answer, but honestly cant dwell on why but to move forward. I donated blood and found out that way. I... Read more »