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Does Blood In Urine Mean I Have AIDS

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HIV from blood tainted urine?

I am a nursing student and I was caring for a patient who may or may not have HIV. This pt had a UTI. Her labs showed that she had a high amount of white blood cells in her urine. The pt needed to use the bathroom so I gave her a bedpan. When she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Nursing Student,First of all I want to remind you and all health care workers that any time you sustain a potential occupational exposure you should report the incident so that it can be documented and appropriately evaluated. Had you done so,... Read more »
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How HIV Does (and Does Not) Infect, and How it Replicates

HIV can be spread from person to person, but only by a few means. The most common of these are: exchanging body fluids during sexual activity (semen, vaginal secretions, blood) and sharing used needles. Less commonly, HIV may be transmitted from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Maps Guide African Truckers to AIDS Clinics

Approximately 20,000 maps detailing HIV/AIDS clinic locations are being distributed to truck drivers across Africa, thanks to a new initiative. African trucking routes have long served to spread the virus across borders. The maps -- in English for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Research Shows Neighborhoods Where AIDS Treatments Lag

A project to map HIV viral loads in San Francisco shows that while more HIV cases are in the largely gay Castro neighborhood, residents with HIV in poorer neighborhoods tend to be sicker or untreated. The city's health department is combining... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: AIDS Foundation of Chicago Sets Agenda

On Dec. 11, around 30 AIDS experts, service providers, and advocates met to map out the 2009 legislative agenda for the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC). Developing a statewide HIV/AIDS prevention strategy, prioritizing public health at the state... Read more »
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Urine Testing for HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello, I need your help. I may be positive for HIV (waiting on results). Recently, I accepted a new position with a new company. The company's insurance vendor requires that you take an HIV test via urine sample. If I am positive, I definitely do... Read more »

HIV and urine - please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I know little about HIV and how it is transmitted and yesterday something happened that made me begin to worry. I was using a public restroom when a drunk kid (I live in a college town) came to the urinal next to me. he was stumbling and when he... Read more »

Urine Drug Screening and SUSTIVA!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Dear "The Body" Family,

This is GayCzar, writing on my husband's behalf.

We know for a fact that we will end up writing a book on the account of our lives and recent occurrences - it is just too much to talk about, and we believe it could help... Read more »

Urine Drug Screening and SUSTIVA!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Dear "The Body" Family,

This is GayCzar, writing on my husband's behalf.

We know for a fact that we will end up writing a book on the account of our lives and recent occurrences - it is just too much to talk about, and we believe it could help... Read more »