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Can You Get AIDS From Doing Cpr?

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Risks of giving First Aid and CPR

hello dr. recently a friend(unknown if hiv positive) fell and cut a severe gash above his eye. I arrived on scene several hours later.He refused medical treatment and was in a severe drunken state. I offered him wet compresses to place against the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.When giving a person first aid, care should always be taken to avoid contact with their blood. This is important in order to avoid a possible exposure to HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other bloodborne diseases. You... Read more »

Scared Sick because I preformed CPR on a full blown Aids Victim

Hello, I have been scared out of my wits since July. I came upon an accident and preformed cpr on a... Read more »

CPR/First Aid restrictions in school

I am HIV+ for 10+ years (thankfully very healthy!).I work in the office of an elementary school and... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Video Central: What Are You Doing This World AIDS Day?

What Are You Doing This World AIDS Day? Although attendance at World AIDS Day events has fallen over the years, there are lots of events around the world. We asked a few activists what their plans were. Take a look and see what they said and... Read more »

DO: Things to Do on World AIDS Day 2010

There's so much that can be done to prevent HIV, raise HIV/AIDS awareness or lessen the stigma and discrimination associated with HIV/AIDS. World AIDS Day is the perfect time to find out what it's like to live an HIV-positive life. Browse through... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Government Not Doing Enough to Fight HIV/AIDS Among Blacks, Report Says

The U.S. government is not doing enough to address the spread of HIV/AIDS among blacks in the country, according to a report released on Tuesday by the Black AIDS Institute , the Washington Post reports. According to the report, HIV/AIDS among... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Estonia Doing Little to Fight HIV/AIDS Despite Strong Economic Growth, Advocates Say

Some HIV/AIDS advocates in Estonia have said recently that politicians in the country are ignoring HIV/AIDS-related problems and other social issues and instead are focusing on the country's economic growth, Reuters reports. According to the U.N.... Read more »
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Doing an Essay on Aids/Hiv in america

Posted by Anonymous
Please if anyone can answer a few questions about living with Hiv/Aids. I attend Bryant and Stratton in Rochester NY and for my end of sememster project i choose to talk about Aids/Hiv in america. Would anyone mind answering just a few basic... Read more »

What are you doing for World AIDS Day?

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
I'll be going to a candlelight vigil and wearing my ribbon! Read more »

AIDS2HIV not doing so well

Posted by Survivor
Please keep Co in your prayers... He is home from the hospital but is not well. Drop him a note over at if you havent yet....

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CPR Concerns

Posted by Anonymous
Today I went to do CPR training with the American Red Cross as a requirement to renew my teaching credential.

I was concerned to see that in the opening section of their training manual, they state that people who are HIV + should request a separate... Read more »