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Can Health Care Worker Choose Not To Work With You If You Have Hiv

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Choosing an HIV Care Provider

Why Is Choosing an HIV Care Provider Important? Treating HIV disease is very complicated. There are choices to consider at every stage of the disease. It's best if you and your health care provider work together as a team. That makes it easier to choose and stick to your treatment plan. "Care provider" means a doctor, a physician's assistant, or a nurse practitioner. There are several issues you may want to consider in choosing an HIV care...
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When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,What do I think? I think you are a compassionate, generous, warm-hearted, loving individual who deserves our utmost praise and appreciation. I also think you have racked up enormous amounts of excellent cosmic karma that should provide you with a... Read more »

As an HIV positive health care worker do I have to disclose?

Hi. I'm a medical professional and newly diagnosed with HIV. I'm actually a resident. I'm wondering what the laws are in regard to whether I have to disclose my status to my residency program and to the state medical board? I do...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Thank you for asking whether, as a health care worker, you have a duty to disclose your status. In general, according to case law and professional practice guidelines, health care workers have a duty to inform patients or employers that they are... Read more »

health care worker, plz help me sir.

i am working in ART centre, a patient have hiv, i collected blood sample in 5 ml syringe from hiv patient. after 1 min the blood entered into my body by accident. plz tell me. can i get hiv now?how much time hiv lives in syringes with containg with...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,You need to talk with a supervisor immediately about this situation. Blood collected from a patient in a syringe lasts a little longer than just out in the air.Depending on the matter in which the "blood entered... Read more »

Significant Exposure - Health Care Workers

I work in an Occ.Med. Clinic. We provide for several state health care sites. Recently, when their employes are seen in the hospital ED for work related exposures,the ED doctor has been calling scratches a significant exposure. We know this is not...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Marsha. Thank you for your question. I'm limiting this discussion tooccupational exposures to blood, including possible occupational exposures toHIV, and Hepatitis B. Body fluids like sputum, saliva, urine, sweat, andtears are low risk for... Read more »
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i am a health care worker...

Posted by Anonymous
I am a health care worker in Baltimore. Every other patient that
I come into contact with in my clinic is an HIV or AIDS patient.
I would like everyone who has this disease to know that I pray
for a cure everyday, and do my best to help those who... Read more »

BEBASHI Care Outreach Worker--Philadelphia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Care Outreach Worker--Philadelphia

BA or related degree in human services or high school diploma.
Experience with street outreach programs desired. Experience working
with minority populations on issues related to HIV/AIDS. Case
management/counseling... Read more »

Why is it some choose dispair over Hope?

Posted by Survivor, 11 Replies
I have been reading some disastrous posts of late. I am trying to understand why people cannot find a happy ground. "Their happy place". Given HIV/AIDS is not happy. But what choices we make, what actions we take can affect our outcome, our... Read more »

choosing to live with hiv...

Posted by Anonymous
Choosing to Live With HIV/AIDS 1997 By Rev. Alexander R.
Garbera, MA,MSC As a long term survivor of HIV/AIDS, I am still
perplexed by this disease and the social structures that surround
it. Over fifteen years into this pandemic, people are still
be... Read more »