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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nothing Illegal at Vancouver AIDS Clinic; Police: Having Nurses Teach Drug Users Safe Injection Breaks No Law

There's nothing illegal about nurses observing drug addicts inject cocaine and heroin at the Dr. Peter Centre for people with HIV and AIDS, said Vancouver police spokesperson Sarah Bloor. "Nurses are not injecting these individuals with the drug,"... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Prescribe Heroin on the NHS, Says Nurse Leader; Injection Rooms "Would Cut Crime and Infection Rates"

On Monday at the Royal College of Nursing's annual conference in Bournemouth, the head of Britain's largest nursing union said the National Health Service (NHS) should consider prescribing heroin to drug addicts and open "consumption rooms" for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Nurses Association to Help South African Nurses Cope With Stress of Caring for HIV/AIDS Patients

The Canadian Nurses Association has launched a four-year, $2.27 million program to help South African nurses deal with the "extreme" levels of stress, anxiety and unhappiness they feel in caring for HIV/AIDS patients, Toronto's Globe and Mail ... Read more »
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Nurse stuck with Needle from HIV patient

Dr. Bob,Tonight during Thanksgiving dinner, my sister-in-law told me about having to go on PEP after a needle stick. She is an ER nurse and the patient is HIV positive with a very high viral load.She told me she was told the chances of getting HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,The HIV statistical figures your sister-in-law mentioned are accurate. Her risk for occupationally acquired HIV from a needle stick from a source patient confirmed to be HIV infected is 1 in 300.Regarding PEP, you are correct: A course of PEP... 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 secretions, sputum, sweat, tears, urine and vomitus (all bodily fluids) are... Read more »

HIV from nurse touching needle disposal receptacle and my sterile gauze

Thank you for taking a moment to address my concerns, I have been unable to function since this occurred. On a recent visit to my physician, my doctor directed the accompanying nurse to draw a sample of my blood for routine screenings. The nurse...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Your question is based on the concern that HIV can survive for any length of time on inanimate objects, or can be transmitted by fluids other than blood (unless, of course, sexual contact occurs). HIV does not survive well at all on receptacles or... Read more »

dirty needlestick; pregnant nurse

On 12/19 I stuck myself with a dirty needle after giving an IM injection. The patient is a teenager with no "high risks" and agreed to an hiv test. After three agonizing days; his test came back negative. I mentioned this to my OB and she...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereI think you risk is still exceedingly low and I hope the stress hasn't impacted your pregnancy too much. The reason your provider is being cautious is that she is adding the window period to the teenagers test because theoretically... Read more »
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needleless injections

Posted by Faith1970, 2 Replies
I think I should quit being a nurse. If someone could assess this risk, I would be greatful. We were turning a patient and they had a foley catheter. I felt like I got something in my eye, but there was nothing leaking anywhere. He had blood in the... Read more »

Nursing Assistant with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Nursing Assistant that is HIV+. All of my Coworkers know and some of the families of my residents know nd it was hard at first. I was constintly reminded that I have HIV and that I have to be extra careful. Well I was always careful and I... Read more »

Nurse at Planned Parenthood said test at 6 & 12mos

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have been visiting this forum and also doing alot of research and what I have learned is 3 mos is a very good and then 6 mos to be sure.
Went to Planned Parenthood yesterday took the Ora sure and the nurse said that It was good I was testing at 6... Read more »

Rural nurse

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm a nurse working in AIDS and I am so glad to see this site! Are there any other nurses out there afraid to post? I print out stuff from the net for my patients. Its so helpful. I work in an isolated area and there are no other nurses really who... Read more »