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Health Care Worker Exposed To Hiv From Infected Patients

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imposing HIV testing on source from exposed worker

Does the Ryan White law state that if a health care worker is exposed to a patient via needlestick or otherwise that that healthcare worker can legally obtain blood from the source against the sources' will???...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The Ryan White Care Act is an appropriations bill that dispenses funding. It isn't related to needlesticks on the job. A healthcare worker who sustains a needlestick follows a protocol established by the CDC and the worker's own... Read more »

Can health care workers practice with AIDS?

I have a friend who is a dentist. He was recently exposed to blood during a procedure on a patient... Read more »

Health care workers beeing tested

Should health care workers, e.g., doctors, nurses, or dentists, be required to undergergo testing... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care Workers "Still Vulnerable" to Blood Infections, Including HIV, Opinion Piece Says

Dr. Hacib Aoun, who contracted HIV from an accidental blood exposure while working as a medical resident and published an account of his experience in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1989, "helped capture the terror and the arbitrariness of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Survey Suggests High Rate of HIV Exposure for Health Care Workers

Hundreds of Canadian health care workers may have contracted HIV on the job, "greatly" exceeding government estimates, according to a University of Western Ontario report presented at the 16th International AIDS Conference. The Public Health Agency... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Occupational HIV Transmission and Prevention Among Health Care Workers

Through December 2001, there were 57 documented cases of occupational HIV transmission to health care workers in the United States, and only one reported case has been confirmed since 2001. Occupational transmission of HIV is reported in the ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Health-Care Worker Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis

Note: The guidelines have been revised; for the updated guidelines in PDF format, click here . Contributors Summary Introduction Definitions of Health-Care Workers and Exposure Background Risk for Occupational Transmission of... Read more »
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i am a health care worker...

Posted by Anonymous
I am a health care worker in Baltimore. Every other patient that
I come into contact with in my clinic is an HIV or AIDS patient.
I would like everyone who has this disease to know that I pray
for a cure everyday, and do my best to help those who... Read more »

BEBASHI Care Outreach Worker--Philadelphia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Care Outreach Worker--Philadelphia

BA or related degree in human services or high school diploma.
Experience with street outreach programs desired. Experience working
with minority populations on issues related to HIV/AIDS. Case
management/counseling... Read more »

Ex-BF exposed. intentionally

Posted by Anonymous
I just found out that my ex BF (we remain friends) exposed himself intentionally to HIV. He is waiting for his test results to come back. He has been engaging in very high risk behavior. I know that this is 'his' problem, but I also want to be... Read more »

Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
Was really drunk and met a guy at the bar and went home with him. Made out a little bit and decided to have sex. I inserted into him and was barely in him for 30 seconds (unprotected) when he told me he was HIV positive. Stopped then and there. ... Read more »