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Hiv In The Medical Field

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Should those with AIDS/HIV be allowed to work in the medical field???

I am wondering if are those infected with the AIDS/HIV virus are allowed with to work in the medical field. If yes why?? Doesn't this pose a threat to people who are not infected with this virus??? I know that the disease is not spread through...
Lynne Gabriel

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WorkPositive, Inc.
This is an answer to a similar question, previously answered:Depending on the state, Health care workers have the same right of confidentiality about their HIV status as anyone living with HIV. Moreover, because all health workers take universal... Read more »

Work in medical field with HIV?

My partner is HIV+, and has recently gone back to school to become a medical assistant. Doing well... Read more »

working in the medical field

I have just found out I have HIV. I was considering retraining to become a podiatrist. Could you... Read more »

New to Working in the HIV/AIDS Field? Welcomes and Tips From Fellow Advocates

For some advocates in our community, working in HIV/AIDS is a matter of their own survival. Others come to the community through avenues they never could have imagined. Still others could not see themselves working anywhere else once they'd delved... Read more »

Q&A: Errol Fields on Young Black Gay Men and Perceptions of HIV Risk

Last week, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health released the results to a recent study about young black gay men and its findings are interesting. Errol Fields, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D. By interviewing 35 young black gay men, ages... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

In Lesotho, Outbreak of HIV Leaves Fields -- and Lives -- Barren

Even in the best of times, the southern African country of Lesotho grows only half the food it consumes. The present year is the fourth with erratic rains, affecting the 70 percent of residents who farm for a living. Because one in three adults is... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Notes From the Field: GALEN in Action

The International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care (IAPAC) has long argued that in order for antiretroviral therapies to be properly introduced and scaled up in resource-limited settings, increased attention must be paid to ensuring that... Read more »
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Way out in left field

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I was diagnosed in August of 2003 w/ a vl or 750,000... and CD 4 count of 169/w no symptoms. Since then I have been on Combivir and Sustiva, my VL is undetectable and CD4 is 280. I was initially devastated. I have 2 small children, that are neg... Read more »

HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies
I have been studying towards a career in the health professions. Just recently I have decided to go for a dental career. I am seriously reconsidering this as people might stop coming to me if they find out I am positive. It's a lot of money to... Read more »

HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
Hi everyone,
I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down).

Anyway, what is the story for... Read more »

Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am thinking of going to nursing school. I am poz, however, and have done the ethical thing and have contacted chairpersons of nursing depts. at two local colleges. Neither has gotten back to me and I am getting distinctly chilly vibes. Does... Read more »