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Can Nurses Contract Hiv Working With Patients

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Ask the Experts

Can a HIV patient get the lapband and will meds still work afterwards?

If a HIV patient is on meds can they get the lapband procedure done with no problem? After the surgery will their med still be absorb ok in their stomach?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Several HIV+ patients in our clinic have undergone a variety of weight reduction procedures with results generally mirroring the general population. Read more »

Can health care workers practice with AIDS?

I have a friend who is a dentist. He was recently exposed to blood during a procedure on a patient... Read more »

occupational exposure to body fluids

I was splashed in the eye at work yesterday with bloody pleural fluid. The pt tested negative on... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

International Nurses Day Chance to Improve Conditions for Health Workers in Developing Countries, Opinion Piece Says

... International Nurses Day, which took place on Tuesday, was "an appropriate day ... to consider the challenges faced by health care personnel in developing Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Reuters AlertNet Examines How Lack of Experienced Nurses in Kenya Affects Country's Efforts Against HIV/AIDS

...most experienced nurses over the past five years. About one in 10 Kenyans contracted HIV during the 1990s, resulting in more patients who depend on the country's "already precarious" health care system, according to Reuters AlertNet. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Yemen Times Examines HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Discrimination Related to Disease in Country

...drinking glasses and plates. Discrimination also has been reported in hospitals, with some hospitals refusing to treat HIV/AIDS patients altogether. The Times also profiled Khalid Mahyoob -- a former nurse at Aden's Al-Jumhury Hospital who... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Support Program Helps Fuzeon Patients

...Oakland restaurant last month to learn about Nurse Connections, a free nationwide home-based education and support program for HIV patients taking Fuzeon. Nurse Connections, sponsored by Roche Pharmaceuticals, aims to help patients learn how to... Read more »
Connect With Others

4th Year Medical Student Seeking Advice

Posted by k84, 5 Replies
...awareness in medicine and would love to hear any opinions or advice you have about what doctors can do or say when seeing gay patients to make them feel more accepted and comfortable. Also, what issues specific to HIV positive gay men do you... Read more »

A New Beginning

Posted by daybyday, 4 Replies
...Bactrim now in order to fight on a certain type of opportunistic infection that could attack my body and is common with HIV+ patients. I just checked myself out in the mirror this morning and I think I have the start of thrush. I've emailed my... 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 »

Concerned son

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...My mom just called me and told me she was accidently stuck with a needle that was used for a blood draw on an HIV patient with a high viral load? I should say that she is a nurse and works on the oncology floor at a very large teaching hospital. Read more »