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Can U Be A Nurse And Have Hiv

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Can I go into nursing being HIV+?

I want to go back to school to get my nursing license but recently found out that I am HIV+. Can I still enter the nursing field or are ther risk that would prevent me from doing so?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Please, please read all the questions and answers in this forum about exactly the same question. Then ask yourself whether nursing is what you really want to do. If it is, do it! We need good nurses.... Read more »

Becoming a Nurse with Hiv

I always wanted to be a nurse, I found out that I am Hiv+ almost a year ago. I hope my dreams are... Read more »

dialysis nurse with HIV

i have a friend who have HIV and she is dialysis nurse, she allowed to work to do dialysis and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Libya: Qaddafi Won't Free Nurses in HIV Case

Despite strong protests from the United States and the European Union, Libya's Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi will not release the five Bulgarian nurses who were convicted and sentenced to death for allegedly infecting children at a Benghazi hospital with... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal Files Federal Discrimination Complaint On Behalf of Stroke Victim Who Was Denied Care by Six Louisiana Nursing Homes Because He Has HIV

Dallas -- Arguing that six Louisiana nursing homes violated federal law by refusing to care for a stroke victim because he also has HIV, Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund will file a federal discrimination complaint against the homes today. A... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Nurse-Centered HIV Care as Effective as Doctor's Care

A new study carried out in South Africa suggests that nurse-centered care of patients with HIV can be as effective as doctor-provided care, and it offers some particular benefits. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the United... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: Nurse Hailed for HIV Work

Nurse Maryann Collins, a patient-care coordinator at Hackensack University Medical Center, has received a national award for her work with HIV/AIDS patients during the past 25 years. Collins was one of five individuals honored with Bristol-Myers... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

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 »