Can Someone With Hiv Become A Nurse

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hiv+ nursing student

I am a newly graduated nursing student getting ready to sit for the state boards in Florida. Do I have to notify the board that I am HIV+? On the application there is a question that ask "In the past 5 years have you been diagnosed or treated for a...
Nancy Breuer

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WorkPositive, Inc.
Ask your doc to write a short note that you can attach to the application. In the short note on his/her own letterhead, the doc should make one statement: "I have not diagnosed X as having any physical impairment, nor am I treating X for any... Read more »

HIV from nurse touching needle disposal receptacle and my sterile gauze

Thank you for taking a moment to address my concerns, I have been unable to function since this... Read more »


I work at an HIV/AIDS Clinic in a urban setting. I usually am OK with working there and rarely have... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Libyans Frustrated Over Focus on Bulgarian Nurses Instead of HIV-Positive Children

...York Times on Sunday examined the "sorrow" and "frustration" of the families of the 428 children who became infected with HIV while under the care of Bulgarian nurses in Benghazi, Libya, "as attention focuses on the fate of the nurses, who... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Libya: Qaddafi Won't Free Nurses in HIV Case

...five Bulgarian nurses who were convicted and sentenced to death for allegedly infecting children at a Benghazi hospital with HIV in 1998. "I swear to God I will not release them," Qaddafi told an Arab League summit conference in Algiers. 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

...Bulgaria and the families of the 400 children that five Bulgarian nurses have been convicted of intentionally infecting with HIV, Agence France-Presse reports (Agence France-Presse, 7/27). A five-judge panel of a Libyan court in May sentenced to... Read more »
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Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies and I am getting distinctly chilly vibes. Does anyone know anything about this subject? Also, are there any practicing HIV+ nurses who could perhaps tell me if it is worth it attempting to enter the profession? In addition to the rudeness... Read more »

Nursing Assistant with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am a Nursing Assistant that is HIV+. All of my Coworkers know and some of the families of my residents know nd it was hard at first. I was constintly reminded that Read more »

Please support our "ugly necklace" nurse's contest

Posted by rninli
...Hi everyone - My husband is HIV + and a bunch of us nurses in a small community hospital on Long Island in NY and we decided to have some fun and be creative Read more »

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...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 Read more »