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Healthcare Worker Infected With Hiv

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HIV +. HEALTHCARE WORKER,...SMALLPOX VACCINE?

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 »

healthcare worker

I am a nurse in a neonatal intensive care unit. We got a baby whose mother was hiv pos. but we did... Read more »

Living With A Healthcare Worker And TB Info

I realize this question isn't about meds, but there isn't a forum for just basic HIV... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evaluation of Safety Devices for Preventing Percutaneous Injuries Among Health-Care Workers During Phlebotomy Procedures:

Health-care workers (HCWs) are at risk for infections withbloodborne pathogens resulting from occupational exposures toblood through percutaneous injuries (PIs). Phlebotomy, one of themost commonly performed medical procedures, has been... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

I-161: Experience of Health-Care Workers (HCWs) Taking Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after Occupational HIV Exposures: Findings of the HIV PEP Registry

The HIV PEP Registry was established by the CDC after the US Public Health Service first recommended in 1996 the use of combination antiretroviral therapy as prophylaxis immediately following certain occupational HIV exposures, in an effort to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Factors Affecting Knowledge of Sexually Transmitted Infection Transmissibility in Healthcare Providers: Results From a National Survey

The authors of the current study sought to examine health care providers' knowledge of the transmissibility of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and to identify knowledge determinants. From March through May 2004, a representative sample of... Read more »
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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 »

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 dont understand how HIV is transmitted in hospitals and other healthcare facilities because they all now a days atleast in north america used new sterile needles when injecting or taking blood so how is HIV transmitted through the healthcare... Read more »

Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer

BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIV (news - web sites) test results not just hundreds, as hospital officials have suggested,... Read more »