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Employment Of Healthcare Workers With Hiv

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HIV and healthcare workers

Dear Dr. Frascino,First, I want to say how much I love your sense of humor. You crack me up all the time with some of your responses. I think your the greatest and you inspire me! My ? is , I currently work as a certified surgical technologist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey James,Well I certainly don't see a cure just around the corner; consequently, I would bet HIV-related discrimination will be with us for quite some time. You could consider looking for an employment opportunity in a more Read more »

Hep C Exposure

I am a healthcare worker and recently had exposure to Hep C. I somehow got the patients postive... Read more »

Doctors are HIV TOO

Doctor's have HIV too! My husband is living proof, as well as yourself. This disease is affecting... Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...Waddell Health Center (TWHC), a San Francisco-based center that offers a transgender health clinic, advises that transgender health care providers should have expertise in HIV care. Cross-gender hormone therapy is not contraindicated in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Telling Others You're HIV Positive

...appreciate knowing that you are getting good health care, that you are taking care of yourself, and about your support network. Health Care Providers It's your decision whether or not to tell a health care provider that you have HIV. If your... Read more »
The Well Project

Getting HIV Drugs

... AIDS Drugs Assistance Program The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) is funded by the federal government to help pay for HIV drugs for people who might not be able to afford them otherwise. Your local ADAP office can let you know which drugs... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

... Ciesielski et al. Ann Intern Med 1994;121:886). In addition, through December 1999, the CDC had received reports of 56 health care workers in the United States with documented, occupationally acquired HIV infection, of whom 25 have developed... Read more »
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Professional in NY feeling alone

Posted by Phoenix1012, 22 Replies
...in January of this year. Since then, I have been carrying around the shame of having caught this. You see, I am in the mental health profession and we have to receive mandatory training every two years on HIV/AIDS. Despite my knowledge, my desire... Read more »

which is a better choice?

Posted by franfrog, 9 Replies
My doctor recently diagnosed me with depression. It sort of hit me like a ton of bricks. She put me on lexapro 10mg and then switched me to 20 just last week. I think this is part to do with me explaining my fatigue during the day and insomnia at... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

Advice please...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...Hi all, I appreciate whatever advice you can give me. I am a RN in the Chicago area. I have been diagnosed with HIV. My MD has few concerns about my practicing my profession. My question is this. Should I disclose to my employers that I am Read more »