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Can You Get Hiv From A Massage Therapist

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Can someone with HIV be a massage therapist in TN

I am thinking about going to massage school. I talked to some people, and they said the Medical boards can find out what medications I take. One can they find out what medications I take, I read online that there is a database that contains my...
Lynn L. Franzoi

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Contact the licensing organization to find out what the requirements and restrictions are.... Read more »

HIV+ Massage Therapist

So it is 6:30 p.m. October 10th, about 3 hours ago I was diagnosed with HIV. In this little amount... Read more »

Ethics of AIDS disclosure for massage therapists

What is your opinion about Massage Therapists disclosing the fact that they have AIDS to their... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta Ends Ban on HIV-Positive Massage Therapists

On Dec. 4, the Atlanta City Council unanimously voted to amend a city regulation to allow people with HIV to be licensed as massage therapists. Prior to the amendment, massage therapist applicants had to submit a physician's note stating they were... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: "Direct Threat" to Spread HIV?

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia (ACLU) is asking Atlanta, on behalf of an HIV-positive massage therapist, to revise a 1984 ordinance requiring a health certificate stating massage therapy practitioners are free of communicable... Read more »
American Psychiatric Press

Disclosing HIV Status to Patients: An HIV Positive Therapist Responds

Introduction One of the most significant issues for each psychotherapist is how to make the most disciplineduse of self while remaining empathically connected to the patient. The literature is full ofdiscussions about how not to allow the... Read more »
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Choosing a Therapist When You Have HIV/AIDS

A diagnosis of AIDS or HIV sero-positivity always precipitates a strong emotional response. Formost people this information begins a period of emotional disorganization, where they canexperience any combination of the following symptoms:... Read more »
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Need a Massage Therapist?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, my name is Rhiannon and I am a Certified Massage Therapist living in Pasadena, California. I am interested in becoming employed for an organization in need of a Massage Therapist for paitents diagnosed with HIV and have a need for caring,... Read more »

Hiv from unsanitary lotion in non sexual massage

Posted by jackieole, 2 Replies
Hello. Can you catch Hiv from a non sexual massage. I went into a fairly nice spa and had a half hour massage. I noticed the lady (who was very nice) was using a jar of cream.. not a pumop bottle. I have had anxiety issues in the past and i noticed... Read more »

massage, fingering, rubbing, HIV, STD screen

Posted by mass, 2 Replies
sorry if it is stupid question. i had massage a few days ago. i fingered her and got some amount of fluid though i washed it away shortly. i suspect i left some fluid somewhere on her underwear. then later put on my underwear and rubbed her vaginal... Read more »

Massaging someone Hiv+

Posted by Kingsean53, 2 Replies
I have a friend who recently tested positive for Hiv, as a friend I try my best to be there for him. Last week he asked me to apply some medication on his back. As a friend I said yes. However, he did not have any gloves, before I applied the cream... Read more »