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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
...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 is 28 days, not 14. PEP... Read more »

HIV/AIDS CLINIC-NURSE NEEDS ADVICE. Donation added!

I work at an HIV/AIDS Clinic in a urban setting. I usually am OK with working there and rarely have... Read more »

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Find Few Differences in Health Outcomes for HIV-Positive Patients Cared for by Nurses Versus Doctors

... HIV-positive patients who receive care from trained nurses fare just as well as those who are treated by physicians, according to two studies released Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 reports. Nurses account for 75% of health care workers in South Africa, which has... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Nursing Assessment of the Patient With Primary HIV Infection: Key to Improving Clinical Recognition

...taking, and review of laboratory studies, can go a long way in aiding an accurate medical diagnosis. In many health care settings, patients encounter a registered nurse well before seeing a physician or nurse practitioner. Assessment and history... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicare to Pay Higher Rates to Nursing Homes Caring for Patients With AIDS

...Nursing homes caring for patients with AIDS this fall will receive increased Medicare payment rates, according to a CMS release . Under a provision in the Read more »
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HIV / AIDS DOCS

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...countries: that the epidemic is fueled by people of color -- mostly Africans and Asians, particularly men. In Ukraine, nearly all patients are white, almost half are women, and most are younger than 25. Antiretroviral medications have only... Read more »

HIV and MRSA I need info.

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...My daughter is HIV positive. Last year she gave birth to a healthy little girl. I was there for the birth and went into the delivery room. She soon Read more »

Rural nurse

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...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 feel happy to work with... Read more »

I work with AIDS patients

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... I work with AIDS patients a lot and it's such a good time now. There is so much hope in the air. The AIDS floors are emptying out and people are feeling Read more »