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Can An Hiv-positive Person Attend Nursing School

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Nursing school and HIV positive

I'm a patient hiv positive but with health vl and cd4 controled and I'm studing LPN curse.Can I have a problem to get the licence in NJ state...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
No. Please read the many other "nursing school and HIV" postings here to learn all the ins and outs, but there's no reason for you not to obtain the license.... Read more »

Can I Attend School

Will I be allowed to attend nursing school (LVN) while collecting my SSDI?... Read more »

Navigating paperwork for nursing school what a mess!

I think this site is great. But.... I am Hiv+and triing to enter a nursing program. I have been to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

School Attendance Might Reduce HIV Risk Among Youth in Rural South Africa, Study Says

Attending secondary school might help reduce the risk of HIV among youth in rural South Africa, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health , the South African Press Association ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South Carolina House to Consider Bill That Would Eliminate Requirement to Inform School Officials of Students' HIV-Positive Status

The South Carolina House this week is scheduled to consider a bill (SB 970 ) that would eliminate a state law that requires the Department of Health and Environmental Control to notify school district superintendents and nurses if students test... Read more »
Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States

Risk Behaviors Among Students Attending Alternative High School

Program Highlight: HIV-Prevention Education for At-Risk Youth The October 29th issue of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) presents national data on risk behaviors of alternative high school youth from 1998. Alternative high schools... Read more »

Redefine Positive: A Mom of an HIV-Positive Son Seeks to Reform HIV/AIDS Educational Resources in Public Schools

Occasionally, we here at are lucky enough to hear from readers who volunteer to craft their own articles sharing their stories and thoughts. This is one of those articles. Several years ago, when my oldest was in the 5th grade, I... Read more »
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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 »

Wanted: Nurse Practitioner position

Posted by holladaytn, 1 Reply
I am a newly diagnosed HIV+ man looking for a Nurse Practitioner position. I have 14 years critical care Registered Nurse experience working in a inner city Level One trauma center, then went back to school and got my Family Nurse Practitioner... Read more »

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 »