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Can Someone With Hiv Become A Nurse

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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 »

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 I have HIV and that I have to be extra careful. Well I was always careful and I... 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 and we entered the "ugly necklace" contest sponsored by "land of odds" bead stores and we... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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Restrictions and policy for HIV + nursing graduate

I am an HIV+ 2005 nursing graduate in Tennessee. I find that different institutions have varied regulations on HIV+ nurses. Is there a government regulation or document on the of safe delivery of patient care, disclosure of HIV+ nurses, and what...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Every hospital board sets its own policy regarding employees who have bloodborne pathogens--thank heavens! Imagine what it would look like if legislators wrote it. Could be a train wreck. There are OSHA standards on safe delivery of patient care.... Read more »

Can One Be HIV+ and a Nurse?

I recently posted this question on the general board, but someone kindly suggested it would be better answered here. I tested positive seven months ago and have since come to believe that I might make a fine nurse in an HIV or related area. I have...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
I know several very competent, successful HIV+ nurses. They all have kept their mouths shut at school and eventually at work about their diagnosis. Which is what I advise you to do. Go to nursing school at the place where you can get the best... Read more »

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...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

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 occurred. On a recent visit to my physician, my doctor directed the accompanying nurse to draw a sample of my blood for routine screenings. The nurse...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Your question is based on the concern that HIV can survive for any length of time on inanimate objects, or can be transmitted by fluids other than blood (unless, of course, sexual contact occurs). HIV does not survive well at all on receptacles or... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Delegation of HIV/AIDS Nurses to Visit South Africa in Cultural Exchange Program

A delegation of 16 U.S. nurses who work with HIV/AIDS patients are planning to travel to South Africa next month on a cultural exchange program sponsored by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the People to People Ambassador Program , the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: When HIV Moves Into Nursing Homes

AIDS experts are increasingly concerned about the prospects of the cohort of gay men who have lived for many years with HIV and now are facing their middle-age or senior years. Many are growing old at a rate 15 or 20 years faster than their... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Nurses Association to Help South African Nurses Cope With Stress of Caring for HIV/AIDS Patients

The Canadian Nurses Association has launched a four-year, $2.27 million program to help South African nurses deal with the "extreme" levels of stress, anxiety and unhappiness they feel in caring for HIV/AIDS patients, Toronto's Globe and Mail ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Make HIV-Positive Teachers, Nurses a "Priority"

South Africa's Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is calling on the government to prioritize treating HIV-positive teachers and nurses in order to avoid future disruptions in key services due to AIDS deaths. "There is not a single policy or... Read more »