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

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...careful practice of infection control procedures, including universal precautions (i.e., using protective practices and personal protective equipment to prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections), protects patients as well as health care providers from possible HIV transmission in medical and dental offices and hospitals. For more information on preventing occupational exposure to HIV, refer to the CDC fact sheet, " Preventing...
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HIV and healthcare workers

Dear Dr. Frascino,First, I want to say how much I love your sense of humor. You crack me up all the time with some of your responses. I think your the greatest and you inspire me! My ? is , I currently work as a certified surgical technologist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey James,Well I certainly don't see a cure just around the corner; consequently, I would bet HIV-related discrimination will be with us for quite some time. You could consider looking for an employment opportunity in a more Read more »

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
...since 1985, when the test for HIV was licensed. Since then, all donated blood and donors of organs or tissue are tested for HIV. Health care workers, such as nurses, risk getting infected if they are stuck with a needle containing infected blood... Read more »

HIV +. HEALTHCARE WORKER,...SMALLPOX VACCINE?

Dear Dr. Young:Forgive me if this is not the appropriate forum for this question, but I did not know who to ask. I am a healthcare professional working in the ICU of a large hospita. I have been HIV+ for 3 or 4 years. Never been ill, never been on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...of smallpox vaccinations won't become a significant one in the near-term future (though some have suggested that certain key health care workers may be first to be vaccinated, aside from military).Currently, I'm very conservative and not... Read more »

Healthcare workers w/HIV

I am currently doing and argument paper for my Engl class and my argument is: Should Healthcare workers have to tell their patients that they have tested positive for HIV? My question is are healthcare workers(nurses, doctors,etc..) required to let...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Here's the most important question you can ask yourself--then answer in your paper: if patients knew that their healthcare workers had HIV, what could or should the patients do differently? You should be coming up with a big silence. No, they do... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lowering the Risk of Secondary HIV Transmission: Insights From HIV-Positive Youth and Health Care Providers

...infected HIV-positive youth engage in sexually risky behaviors, and a better understanding of the perceptions of these youth and of health care providers regarding disclosure of HIV status and risk reduction would aid in the development of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Health-Care Worker Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis

...Introduction Definitions of Health-Care Workers and Exposure Background Risk for Occupational Transmission of HIV to HCWs HIV Seroconversion in HCWs Rationale for PEP Recommendations for the Management of Potentially... Read more »
The Body PRO

I-161: Experience of Health-Care Workers (HCWs) Taking Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after Occupational HIV Exposures: Findings of the HIV PEP Registry

...conclusions can be made regarding the rates of occurrence of toxicity. As a result of the data gathered so far, the authors urged healthcare providers to carefully counsel individuals on PEP in order to advise about side effects and ways to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Surveillance of Health Care Personnel With HIV/AIDS

...employment was missing for 362,954 reported AIDS cases). The type of job is known for 23,212 (93%) of the 24,844 reported healthcare personnel with AIDS. (See the box below .) The "other" category is comprised of maintenance workers,... Read more »
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blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...of development, vigor and wealth, Kiev is also a troubled place. In my work as part of an international effort to train HIV health care providers in Kiev, I often see first-hand many of the difficulties that roil beneath the surface of this... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
...possible prevention of HIV,'' Beltrami said. The drug's manufacturer, Boehringer Ingelheim/Roxane Laboratories, Inc., notified health professionals in November that it was strengthening product package warnings because of continued reports of... Read more »