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Can I Get Hiv From A Nurse When She Is Taking My Blood

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nurse not wearing gloves while taking blood

Hi I am hoping you can help me. I went and got a catscan today with contrast. My veins are not that great. The nurse put on her gloves but ripped off the glove from her one finger and started feeling my arm.. I did not notice at first. So anyway she...
Shannon Southall

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HIUnfortunately you will see many health care providers do this. It is however not a way for HIV transmission to occur. There has to be a direct exchange of body fluid and from your experience this did not occur.You are fine, be well and stay safe,... 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... Read more »

Nurse exposed to HIV + blood

I am a nurse who was working, I took blood from an HIV + patient, wore the protective gloves and no... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bulgaria Rejects Libya's Proposal to Negotiate Settlement Between Families of HIV-Positive Children, Nurses Convicted of Infecting Them

The Bulgarian government on Tuesday rejected Libyan Foreign Minister Abdelrahman Shalgham's proposal to negotiate a settlement between Bulgaria and the families of the 400 children that five Bulgarian nurses have been convicted of intentionally... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Libya to Boycott Trade, Investment With Bulgaria Over Dispute Involving Nurses Who Allegedly Infected Children With HIV

Libya will impose a trade and investment embargo on Bulgaria because of its government's refusal to pay compensation to families of more than 400 HIV-positive children allegedly infected by five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor, an unnamed... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bulgarian Nurses Sentenced to Death in HIV Case Demand Compensation for Torture While Detained in Libya

Five Bulgarian nurses who have been sentenced to death by a Libyan court for allegedly intentionally infecting children with HIV are demanding compensation for supposedly being tortured during their detention in Libya, the SAPA/AFP/ Independent... 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 »

Nurse at Planned Parenthood said test at 6 & 12mos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been visiting this forum and also doing alot of research and what I have learned is 3 mos is a very good and then 6 mos to be sure.
Went to Planned Parenthood yesterday took the Ora sure and the nurse said that It was good I was testing at 6... 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 »

Rural nurse

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm a nurse working in AIDS and I am so glad to see this site! Are there any other nurses out there afraid to post? I print out stuff from the net for my patients. Its so helpful. I work in an isolated area and there are no other nurses really who... Read more »