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Can An Hiv-positive Person Attend Nursing School

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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...them? Anticipate their reaction. What's the best you can hope for? The worst you might have to deal with? Prepare by informing yourself about HIV disease. You may want to leave articles or a hotline phone number for the person you tell. Get support. Talk it over with someone you trust, and come up with a plan. Accept the reaction. You can't control how others will deal with your news. Special Situations People You May Have...
Ask the Experts

Can my son still be a nurse if he has AIDS

My son is 24 yrs old and has AIDS. He's on meds, his viral load is undetectable and his CDC count is around 300. He suffers no side effects from the meds and is very healthy, (with the exception of AIDS). He is currently enrolled in school working...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...many aspects of nursing that would not put your son at any increased risk. He should be open with the training director at his nursing school to assure he is not placed in any situation that might be a risk for him. Your son's HIV physician... Read more »

scared nurse - 2 postive ELISA

Dr. Bob,I am a 25 y/o female who recently graduated from nursing school. I am currently working as a RN on a med surg/pulmonary floor. Two weeks ago, I was drawing blood and stuck myself with the butterfly needle I was using. The patient was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Blot doesn't mean it can only be run on the West Coast!Your HIV risk is extremely minimal. You have essentially no risk in your personal life. The occupational risk would come into play only if the source patient was in his or her window period... Read more »

Can I Attend School

Will I be allowed to attend nursing school (LVN) while collecting my SSDI?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Social Security Administration rulings. I can recommend a good website for this question: go to www.helpwithbenefits.com. The person who runs the site, Jacques Chambers, has specialized in this for years. 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 3 Drs ( HIV Doc, a clinic DR and the health dept) All 3 think its great that I want to become a nurse, they all said go for it and good luck Your...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Many nursing school students are HIV positive. Perhaps you could interview one to ask how they got in and how they're doing? You seem to assume Read more »
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The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
The Body

What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...years or more without ever developing AIDS. Ten years has been found to be the average amount of time that passes between when a person is infected with HIV and when he or she begins experiencing the symptoms of AIDS. 2. It's what you do ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
The Body

Coping With an HIV/AIDS Diagnosis

...unlike diabetes, there's still a ton of stigma attached to being HIV positive. Even though having HIV doesn't make you a bad person, unfortunately there are many people -most of them ignorant of the facts about HIV -- that still discriminate... Read more »
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the anxiety...

Posted by gameface, 3 Replies
...that testing is the only sure answer. if anyone has comments, i would really appreciate some thoughts. also, i just graduated nursing school and am affraid i have thrown it all away for a few moments of pleasure. stupid. Read more »

Just checking in...

Posted by Donna, 4 Replies
...have not posted or even logged in a quite sometime, I have been very busy getting healthy and going back to school, I graduate nursing school next month, I can say it has been a ride, I have faced some people that do not believe I should be a... Read more »

Truvada / Viramune; My first year on HAART

Posted by AugustusII, 1 Reply
...Pretty good from the 16,000 copies VL and 350 ish CD4 leading into the decision to start treament 2 years after learning of my HIV status. My CD4 declined steadily over each month to the 350 range that my doctor advised as a good starting... Read more »

My outlook from hiv

Posted by car2d2, 17 Replies
...out my positive status. I was totally scared at first like everyone who gets the news that they are positive because obviously hiv is a scary thing. I believe that I caught the virus in late November of 2007. The seroconversion was the worst... Read more »