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Common Workplace Hazards For Hiv

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Risks in the workplace as a hairdresser

My friend was recently found HIV positive. He is a hairdresser and I am concerned about any hazards he may face? (e.g. working with scissors,blades,etc)...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
A person with a damaged immune system needs to be careful--as all of us do--to wash any cuts with soap and water to avoid infection from common germs. Beyond that, anyone who works with sharp instruments, whether they are HIV-positive or... Read more »

HIV Disclosure in the Workplace

I'm a recently diagnosed HIV patient. I've been apprehensive about disclosing my status... Read more »

fear of spreading aids in the workplace

I work with a person who just told me he had aids. I work indirect contact as technical support.... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Department of Labor Announces $1 Million Grant to Address HIV/AIDS in Ugandan Workplaces

Department of Labor Secretary Elaine Chao on Wednesday announced a $1 million grant to not-for-profit groups World Vision and RTI International to fund a workplace HIV/AIDS education program in Uganda, according to a department release. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Connecticut Supreme Court Rules HIV Occupational Hazard for Prison Guards

The Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-2 that HIV is an occupational hazard for prison guards who serve in emergency response units, a decision that will allow guards who contract the virus on the job to seek workers' compensation, the ... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Markers of Inflammation and Blood-Clotting Tied to Hazards of Intermittent HIV Treatment

What Episodic treatment of HIV/AIDS with antiretroviral drugs increases the overall risk of death when compared with continuous antiretroviral treatment (ART), but the reasons why have been unknown. Now, researchers have found that higher levels of... Read more »
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Health Department Highlights Health Risks of Unprotected Anal Sex Among Heterosexual Women in New York City

Unprotected anal sex poses well known health hazards for men, but new research suggests that the practice is a significant health issue for women as well. More than 100,000 New York City women engage in anal intercourse each year, according to a new... Read more »
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"Bio-Hazard Freak Boy"

Posted by Survivor, 10 Replies
This was my day yesterday (Friday).

It was time for my six week blood draw and checkup. This time, my doctors staff came to Aspen to do the work. This is so very nice of them to drive up from Denver to do this. I put them up in the hotel I work at... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html

Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

Legal/Policy Specialist HIV/AIDS in the workplace

Posted by Anonymous

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The International Health Group is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as a Policy/Legal Specialist on an HIV/AIDS in the Workplace program. The position will involve technical oversight of up to ten overseas projects in collaboration... Read more »

Workplace/Acadaemia Issues

Posted by klclt, 1 Reply
Hi all,

I stumbled upon this site when I first came back as poz. I didn't know what to do or how to deal with it, and this site has been a lifesaver. And then, I disappeared for about 6 months.

Tonight's one of those "bad nights," though. ... Read more »