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Discrimination Against Nurses With Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...wait, the more difficult it gets. An HIV-Positive Child's School It is best to have good communication about your child's HIV status. Meet with the principal and discuss the school's policy and attitude on HIV. Meet with the nurse and your child's teacher. Be sure to talk about your child's legal right to confidentiality. Getting Help You can get help with telling others about your HIV status from the counselors at the HIV anonymous...
Ask the Experts

My HIV MD discriminates because of my weight

I will like to first tell you about myself, I am 47, male and was diagnosed with AIDS a little over 3 years ago and I am currently on antivirals (Viramune, Truvada) and I also suffer from clinical depression and are on anti-depressents (Zoloft,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...That makes it easier to choose and stick to your treatment plan. "Care provider" means a doctor, a physician's assistant, or a nurse practitioner.There are several issues you may want to consider in choosing an HIV care provider. You might decide... Read more »

Nurse said saliva can transmit HIV now im freaking out...

Hi Dr Bob!Im really hopeing you can answer my question so i can go on living my normal life...I went and got an HIV test at my 3 month period...While waiting i asked the nurse if HIV+ Saliva were to come in contact with an open gash or wound on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Well just because Nurse Know-it-all "considers all body fluids a risk" doesn't mean it's true. (See below.) In brief, not only saliva, but also nasal Read more »

+Nurse, insurance, and discrimination

Health insurance through my employer, is everything totally confidential, esp. the meds? Can an insurance company drop me? I work in an ER as a nurse, can I be discriminated against? What if I change jobs, am I obligated to tell of my status? ...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
...information confidential. Discrimination based on health status is illegal. If you are discriminated against because of your HIV status, seek legal advice. If you change jobs, you have no obligation to disclose your HIV Status. An employer... Read more »

Doctors are HIV TOO

Doctor's have HIV too! My husband is living proof, as well as yourself. This disease is affecting everyone, including healthcare workers. Not sure how he got it but maybe a splash of blood or a cut during an emergency room gun shot wound. Well...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...23,047 reported health care workers with AIDS. The specific occupations are as follows: 1,730 physicians, 114 surgeons, 5,026 nurses, 479 dental workers, 440 paramedics, 3,014 technicians, 1,032 therapists, and 5,105 health aides. The remainder... 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

...-- 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Yemen Times Examines HIV/AIDS Surveillance, Discrimination Related to Disease in Country

...hospitals, with some hospitals refusing to treat HIV/AIDS patients altogether. The Times also profiled Khalid Mahyoob -- a former nurse at Aden's Al-Jumhury Hospital who contracted HIV from an HIV-positive patient -- and his recently... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

The Nation's HIV Medical Providers Oppose Michigan Bill Encouraging Discrimination in the Clinical Setting

...Practitioner and General Practitioner specialists. In addition, 10 percent of the Academy's primary voting members are frontline Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. More than 40 percent of the Academy's members receive Ryan White CARE... Read more »
The Body

Increasing Access to Health Care for People Living With HIV: We Need Your Help

...Rosewood Care Center, LLC (WRCC), a Contra Costa County, California nursing home, which agreed to provide individuals living with HIV equal access to its facility, as required by Federal law. This settlement resulted from a discrimination... Read more »
Connect With Others

discrimination in the delivery room?

Posted by megjemima, 3 Replies
...but the other staff is just thrown at you. Some could be great but I am scared of well meaning, but ultimately under-informed nurse, misdirecting my care or being rude while I am defenseless to respond. Would having a vocal friend or doula... Read more »

Positive and Medical job

Posted by Talika, 3 Replies
...graduated. I was diagnosed in Dec 2007 and since then I have never thought about applied any job in Medical ever again ( I was a nurse before ...and last job in the Eye Surgery Center) I found the classified Ad looking for a Nursing... Read more »


Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...There are individuals who know they are infected but who refuse to be tested for fear of discrimination. There are doctors, nurses and health care workers who were infected accidentally. Some people were infected through receiving HIV tainted... Read more »

Seeking insight into living w/ HIV; not HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hello. I'm not HIV+, but am a nursing student in Portland, OR who hopes to gain insight from anyone who would be open and/or comfortable about sharing Read more »