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Can You Get Hiv From A Massage Therapist

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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 of time this site has helped me alot, but I am a massage therapist as well as a teaching assistant for shiatsu at a school. I do know about...
Nancy Breuer

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WorkPositive, Inc.
...people.If you have a cut, deal with it the same way you did before you knew your diagnosis: wash it and cover it. Done.Disclosure of HIV status is not necessary to anyone except your health care provider and anyone with whom you've shared sex or... 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 »

Oral Sex Question

Hi Dr.,I had a massage about 3 weeks ago. During the massage I became aroused. I am embarassed to... Read more »
Articles
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... Read more »
AIDS Project Los Angeles

HIV-Positive Woman Gets Her Massage Therapy License, but Investigation of Los Angeles Police Commission Continues

...differently in Albuquerque, N.M., than it is in Los Angeles. If you tell a stranger in Albuquerque that you make a living as a massage therapist, you will undoubtedly get a respectful response. Try that same scenario in Los Angeles (L.A.) and... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...Options Get Evaluated and Treated for Depression Depression Is More Common in Women While many people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) suffer from depression, it is more common in HIV-positive women than HIV-positive men. In some... 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 »
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Poz and Out?!!?

Posted by pozitively, 2 Replies
...further, like speaking at the high school I attended 20 years ago. I have personally educated many people already, like the massage therapist who asked if they should use gloves (THIS ACTUALLY HAPPEND TWICE!). Enough about me, I really want to... Read more »

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 Read more »

Body piercing!?!?

Posted by dotman32, 5 Replies
Maybe a stupid question. Wondering if people have thoughts about how wise it is to get a new piercing. I have 2 already .. interested in a 3rd .. but concerned about the risk of infection & activating the immune system. I suppose common... Read more »

Tested positive on Saturday

Posted by LightningJynx, 6 Replies
So, yeah, I tested positive on Saturday afternoon, 6/14/08 approx 1:35 pm. It was a shock, just like it was for everyone, but not completely unexpected. I've been stupid in the past and now I'm "suffering" for my mistakes. Granted, don't get me... Read more »