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Healthcare Providers Right To Decline Hiv Positive Patients

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Considering HIV Treatment

Table of Contents Are You Ready? The Right Health Care Provider Knowledge About HIV A Positive Attitude Are You Ready? Treatment with HIV drugs can improve quality of life and help people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) stay healthier longer. But starting treatment is a big decision. In order to get the most benefit from HIV drugs, they must be used just the way they are prescribed. Taking your treatment correctly is as...
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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 »

Response- "Our healthcare system is fair" post

I completely understand and respect this is a HIV forum for questions and information. I respect it because I work in the field educating youth. But I just had to comment on this post, "red blooded american"...what exactly does that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Advocate,Thanks for your comments! I'll repost the question your comments refer to below, as I feel passionately that health care reform is essential, ethical, moral and long overdue! Let's hope Americans can get past the scare... Read more »

Patient injects own blood into healthcare worker

A friend of mine works at a hospital and was doing a routine blood gas on a patient when the patient then took the needle from my friend and injected all of the blood into him. The patient was HIV+. My friend has taken every precaution possible,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,That story sounds like a nightmare and is perhaps a bit improbable. But if your friend was injected with fresh HIV-positive arterial blood, then he indeed has had a very significant exposure. Immediately taking PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)... Read more »

What do you do for someone discouraged by healthcare?

Back in the '80s, my partner of now 25 years, and I would drive to New York & Philadelphia every weekend to care for our friends dying of AIDS. We cleaned their apartments, fixed their meals, did their laundry, often spent our own money to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'm not sure how I can help you or your partner over the Internet. It certainly sounds like you've had a difficult time navigating the health care system and that is unfortunately all too common due to our current broken health care... Read more »
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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 »

Anyone in Chicago + in healthcare want to chat?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
HI,
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 »

Healthcare

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a little confused here and again some people are throwing out different stuff. if you come up positive with HIV they will call you right because they wont wait two weeks to call once they mail it off i thought if your positive they will cally... Read more »

Are They Right?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Why do some people insist that HIV does not cause AIDS and that test is not accurate?

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