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Spotlight Series: HIV Stigma and Discrimination

Health Professionals Getting Tested For Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

health care workers and aids testing

do heathl care workers get tested fo aids
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Whether a health care worker gets tested for HIV is up to the medical advisory board of the hospital where the person practices, if their work location is Read more »

Testing Options

I went to the health clinic to get tested for HIV after my ex-boyfriend blurted out his 10-year... Read more »

Do HIV carrirers test negative (HIV CARRIERS) (HIV BASICS)

DO HIV carriers test negative? (I did an HIV 1&2 test which came back negative. But someone told me... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Czech Patient Group Calls for Mandatory HIV Testing Among Health Professionals

...Doctors' Chamber, Milan Kubek, said the proposal for mandatory testing is "outrageous," adding, "It is impossible to demand that medical personnel undergo testing on the mandatory basis." Kubek also said that mandatory testing could be... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Most Health Care Providers in Los Angeles County Do Not Offer HIV Tests to Latinos, Study Says

...added that in such cases, providers should refer patients to agencies that offer no-cost testing. According to Solorio, some health care providers also might be uncomfortable asking patients about their sexual histories. "There are still many... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...and not the lab, the test is technically confidential , not anonymous. Confidential antibody testing means that you and the health care provider know your results, which may be recorded in your medical file. There are also testing sites that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings review an outline of proposed recommendations. In November 2005, CDC convened a meeting of researchers, representatives of professional health-care provider organizations, clinicians, persons living with HIV, and representatives from community... Read more »
Connect With Others

6 Week Window - Mass. Dept of Health

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...not to have confidential testing and let others know your HIV status. Your Options: Anonymous or Confidential Testing Your health care provider or the HIV Counseling and Testing Hotline (1-800-750-2016) can help you decide which test is right... Read more »

HIV may be in your head, not your veins........

Posted by rjasin123, 2 Replies
...psychiatric term, so you may not find this expression in any psychology textbook. But this term is in common use among many health professionals and among the general population. Among "worried well" people who are scared of having HIV/AIDS,... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...test. These symptoms must be reoccuring and seem to be getting worse. I can back this up with one very important fact, when health care workers or victums of rape have a high exposure incident with someone who is known to have HIV, they test a... Read more »

Testing types

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I was tested at a local health department. She pricked my finger and placed several blots of my blood on a sheet of paper. Will this "dry" Read more »