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Can I Work In Healthcare If I Have HIV

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Ask the Experts

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 »

Can my healthcare provider disclose my status to my employer?

Hi, I work for a small company, about 20 employees, and was told by my employer that our health... Read more »

Pre employment medical check up

do the software companies test the HIV status during pre employment medical check up? Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington File Profiles BroadReach Healthcare's HIV/AIDS Treatment Work in South Africa

...industry" to a "quality-conserving mass production," the File reports. BroadReach's model uses a network of 4,500 community-based health care professionals, private laboratories and a national mail-order pharmacy system to better serve people... Read more »
Project Inform

HIV Health Care Access Working Group Action Alert: Tell Congress to Make Health Care Reform Work for People With HIV/AIDS

... Congress is moving quickly to develop and pass health care reform legislation. One committee in the Senate will begin debating legislation this week. The move to reform health care in Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Tell Congress to Make Health Care Reform Work for People With HIV/AIDS!

... Health care reform is moving fast through Congress, and provisions are at risk that would protect people living with HIV and AIDS, as well Read more »
HIV Prevention Justice Alliance

Feb. 10: HIV, Health Care Reform, Prevention: How to Make It All Work!

...Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA), and the Coalition for a National AIDS Strategy for this important webinar: Ryan White and Health Care Reform: Future Paths for Integration, Expansion, and Innovation We will describe and discuss major... Read more »
Connect With Others

Employment drug test positive which HIV med is it

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have recently changed my combination to 3TC, Abacavir and Efavirenz. I work within an industry that requires regular and random drug and alcohol testing. My urine tests are now coming back positive for canabanoids ( I dont smoke dope). I can have... Read more »

Employment Opportunity

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Accounts Coordinator for its Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Program. Pacific's CARE clinic coordinates oral health care services to patients with HIV. It is one of the nation's largest Ryan White CARE-funded dental programs,... Read more »

Client Advocate/GMHC NYC

Posted by Anonymous
...Client Advocate will provide clients with a time-limited, goal specific service that resolves complaints and problems regarding health care access and financial/entitlement issues. This position works as a member of a health care... Read more »

Advice please...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi all, I appreciate whatever advice you can give me. I am a RN in the Chicago area. I have been diagnosed with HIV. My MD has few concerns about my practicing my profession. My question is this. Should I disclose to my employers that I am Read more »