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Do Paramedics Have To Get Tested For Hiv

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Paramedic Exposure

Im a paramedic who, about a month ago, was working on a patient who was stabbed in the neck. There was a lot of blood and small amount accidentally got into my eye. I wasnt wearing eye protection, which was my own stupid mistake and when I asked...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,In general, PCR testing is not recommended for routine screening for a variety of reasons, including the chance of false-positive results. In certain circumstances, it can be helpful. It's also important to note that there are different... Read more »

HIV on paramedics' shoes

I was at a restaurant 6 weeks ago no symptoms, and I have ocd, and could paramedics spread hiv from... Read more »

Can I be a poz Paramedic?

I was an EMT-B at age 16 and when I was infected, I dropped the dream of becoming a paramedic... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Reasons for Not HIV Testing, Testing Intentions and Potential Use of an Over-the-Counter Rapid HIV Test in an Internet Sample of Men Who Have Sex With Men Who Have Never Tested for HIV

The correlates of the main reasons for not HIV testing, HIV testing intentions, and the potential use of an over-the-counter rapid HIV test (OTCRT) among men who have sex with men who have never tested for HIV (NTMSM) are unknown, the authors wrote.... Read more »
American Academy of HIV Medicine

AAHIVM Reaffirms Support for Routine HIV Testing, Calls Upon All Medical Providers to Perform at Least One HIV Test on National HIV Testing Day June 27

Washington, D.C. -- With the overhaul of the nation's health care system at center stage for the White House, the Congress and the country, the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM), on National HIV Testing Day 2009, affirms its commitment to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Province Announces Law Requiring People Who Might Have Exposed Emergency Workers to HIV to Undergo Blood Test

Officials in Alberta, Canada, last week announced a new law that will require people who might have exposed emergency workers to HIV or other infectious diseases to submit a blood test if ordered by a judge, the Edmonton Sun reports. Under the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Another Test for Gadhafi -- Fate of Medics Accused of Spreading AIDS in Libya Has a Nation on Edge

"They're innocent," Bulgarian Foreign Minister Solomon Pasi said recently. He was referring to six Bulgarian medics accused by Libyan prosecutors of deliberately infecting 400 children with HIV at a hospital in Benghazi during the late 1990s. A... Read more »
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Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »

ALL THE HIV TESTS TO CHECK FOR HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... Read more »