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Healthcare Workers In Treating Hiv And Teenagers

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...and hospitals. If you give your name , even if the test site says your name is known only to them 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 offer confidential testing. Those who are tested confidentially and are found to be infected with HIV...
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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 »

Another question from the overly worried healthcare worker!

Hi Dr. Frascino I wanted to reply to your question about why I had to wait 3-4 weeks for my results. The reason being that they send the sample to the state lab instead of a private lab. I actually went to my local health department, and they told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Overly Worried Health Care Worker,Regarding the length of time it takes to get HIV test results back, I don't agree. Certainly the health department may have a Read more »

I need a "PEP" talk

Dr. Bob,I feel very uninformed on the use of PEP...Can you purchase this pre-exposure and carry with you in case of exposure?Do you need a prescription or purchase off the shelf?Is there a % of how effective it is if used within 72 hours?Thanks for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a "needle stick," when a health care worker accidentally gets jabbed with a needle containing HIV-infected blood. PEP reduced the rate of HIV... Read more »

hep c risk in healthcare worker

I am an ICU RN and have had several patients infected with Hep C. While taking care of my last Hep C. patient, I noticed a small splash of blood on my flowsheet. I am unsure how it got there. I am afraid I may have touched the blood with an ungloved...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...This does not sound like an exposure to me. As a health care worker, you have the right to get tested for a baseline test. I would not pursue testing however, unless you are losing sleep over this. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lowering the Risk of Secondary HIV Transmission: Insights From HIV-Positive Youth and Health Care Providers

...infected HIV-positive youth engage in sexually risky behaviors, and a better understanding of the perceptions of these youth and of health care providers regarding disclosure of HIV status and risk reduction would aid in the development of... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...HumanServices (DHHS), has put together a set of HIV treatment guidelines. Theguidelines provide a lot of useful information to help health care providersand HIV+ people make decisions about when to start, when to stop, and when tochange HIV... Read more »
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time line

Posted by Anonymous
...Larry Kramer's op-ed Woman infected by dentist Kimberly Bergalis is the first known person to have contracted HIV from a health care professional. Four of the dentist's other patients will also develop the same strain of AIDS, although the... Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...Hello, I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small 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 Read more »


Posted by BahamianQT, 4 Replies
...virus. She even told me that she did attempt to slit her wrist the night that she found out that I even had an issue or risk for HIV. Now, I am scared to let her know my status when I do find out. I just would feel guilty for lying to her.... Read more »