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Hiv Hospital Procedure

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Making HIV Testing Part of All Hospital Admissions at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City

I'm Dr. Urbina and I work at St. Vincent's Catholic Medical Center. We have a poster here on integrating HIV testing into inpatient hospital settings in New York State. 1 We know that in New York State, in order to offer HIV testing, patients... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Namibian High Court Rules HIV-Positive Women Were Improperly Counseled Before Sterilization Procedures, but Not Based on HIV Status

"The Namibian High Court has ruled that the human rights of three HIV-positive women were violated when they were coerced into being sterilized while they gave birth, but the judge dismissed claims that the sterilization amounted to discrimination... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Syringe-Scare Tests Come Back Positive; HIV, Hepatitis Found in Patients, But Not Linked to Problem Procedure

Health officials say there is no evidence that a small number of former patients who tested positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV contracted the infections from syringes improperly reused by health workers at High Prairie Health Complex. The... Read more »
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Exposure-prone procedures & HIV-positive surgical techs.

I have an acquaintance who is HIV-1-positive & who was admitted to hospitalwith Hepatitis A. While in hospital, his company's medical officer inappropriatelyread his medical chart at nurses' station & discovered that tech was...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Ufortunately, tech may not have an alternative to his new job situation. Under the Americans with disabilities act an employee may make such a transfer if the employee poses a "direct threat" to the safety of others. In this case, techs... Read more »

HIV transmission in hospital

I'm a dental student and one day I was assisting the doctor.. after the procedure while washing my hands i realized that I had a small cut on my finger.. it was not bleeding but slightly red and burning.. what is the risk of HIV transmission?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,It doesn't sound like your skin was <i>open</i> (you'd generally bleed in a situation like that). For HIV to transmit there needs to be HIV+ body fluid leaving someone's body and going directly... Read more »

HIV risk at clinic and from hospital workers

Sometimes on this forum there are questions relating to a medical person not following universal precautions or not disclosing their hiv status and then working as a surgical tech or something like that. Or there have occasionally been people who...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Getting HIV from visiting a medical setting is <i>incredibly</i> unlikely. This is why we, as you say, answer question like it doesn't really happen. This is also why we don't see statistics reporting... Read more »

HIV+ EMS/hospital employees

I have read through the other questions, didn't find my answer. My question is I know that the EMS agency and hospital I applied to both require a baseline medical exam that includes an HIV test. That being said, based on ADA laws can I be...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.
Under ADA, you cannot be required to take a pre-employment exam until a formal job offer has been made. The exam cannot derail the hiring process provided it shows you are able to perform the job duties, despite any medical conditions discovered.... Read more »
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Naval Hospital Bethesda 1986

Posted by jpk, 1 Reply
I tested positive in May of 1986 and was transferred to Naval Hospital Bethesda for evaluation and treatment. I would like to hear from anybody else who was there during 1986-88.

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Army HIV Policies and Procedures as of 7/15/2005

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Greetings! I have found actual policy information concerning HIV from the Army. You must have Acrobat Reader to view. You may go to the link:

The pdf's title is Army Regulation 600-110 - Identification,... Read more »

Marine Corps Policies and Procedures for HIV 6/11/1991

Posted by Anonymous
Greetings! I have found actual policy information concerning HIV from the Marines Corps. You must have Acrobat Reader to view. You may go to the link: Read more »

Follow-Up Procedures... Please Answer!

Posted by Anonymous
I want to know about the procedures for reporting and follow-up when one is diagnosed with HIV. Is one required to undergo CDC interview or to answer personal, specific questions about mode of transmission.... or is name just reported to state in a... Read more »