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Healthcare Providers And Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal and ARCW File Federal Lawsuit on Behalf of HIV-Positive Woman Denied Surgery by Healthcare Provider

Milwaukee, WI -- Lambda Legal and the AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (ARCW) filed a federal lawsuit today in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin on behalf of Melody Rose, a 35-year-old Wisconsin woman who was denied... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Healthcare Group to Provide Free AIDS Drug Treatment in Cambodia

In a statement today, the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation said it is working with the Cambodian government to provide free antiretrovirals (ARVs) for HIV/AIDS patients. Up to 3,000 patients will benefit from the program in the coming... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Working With Healthcare Providers

The following is adapted from the curriculum that ACRIA uses in workshops to discuss the often complicated relationship between individuals and their healthcare providers: So -- What's the First Step? Get involved with your care! Educate... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can my healthcare provider disclose my status to my employer?

Hi, I work for a small company, about 20 employees, and was told by my employer that our health plan is up for renewal soon. Being HIV positveand on meds I am concerned that my situation might make it difficult when negitiating our new contract. Can...
Steve Berg

Response from Steve Berg

Insurance & Benefits Advocate AIDS Project Los Angeles (APLA)
Generally, the health plan can only disclose medical information to an employer for the limited purpose of getting reimbursed for services rendered. Any information the employer learns about an employee in this manner must be kept confidential and... Read more »

HIV Positive Healthcare worker

In India, CAn HIV positive healthcare worker perform noninvasive procedures. What can be done if employer does not increase salary of HIV positive worker in compared with other staff of the same category ...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I don't know what the laws are in India. You should contact a local legal aid organization.... Read more »


Dear Dr. Young:Forgive me if this is not the appropriate forum for this question, but I did not know who to ask. I am a healthcare professional working in the ICU of a large hospita. I have been HIV+ for 3 or 4 years. Never been ill, never been on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your questions and warm comments.Hopefully, this the issue of smallpox vaccinations won't become a significant one in the near-term future (though some have suggested that certain key health care workers may be first to be... Read more »

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 »
Connect With Others

Healthcare Provider ARS Checklist

Posted by notanonymous

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Anyone in Chicago + in healthcare want to chat?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm a healthcare professional who has been HIV+ for just over a year, am on meds (my choice) doing well, in a committed relationship with a neg partner, just want someone to email back and forth with or maybe have coffee just to talk. It helps... Read more »

Overseas Volunteer Positions for HIV Providers

Posted by Anonymous
The International Center for Equal Healthcare Access (ICEHA) is recruiting experienced physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and physician assistants to volunteer for up to 12 weeks in developing countries. Using clinical mentoring techniques,... Read more »

Poz Healthcare workers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm an HIV+ guy who works in medicine, and I am desperately seeking others like me. I am having a great deal of difficulty with my shift-work schedule and the high stress level of my work. How do others cope? My health is declining because of... Read more »