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MD with Hiv?

Hello I have just been accepted to medical school. However I am Hiv+ (slow progessor, CD4 normal) I was wondering if I should go and become an internal medicine specialist. Will my Hiv status prevent my employability in the future.Thank you
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Policy on HIV infection among health care professionals varies by state, but my general understanding is that unless you wish to become a surgeon, your status should not limit you. Read more »

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... Read more »

Family support for one that is infected with HIV

My younger sister may be infected with the HIV virus. I have been doing research on the virus so... Read more »
Articles
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 »
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

...Introduction Definitions of Health-Care Workers and Exposure Background Risk for Occupational Transmission of HIV to HCWs HIV Seroconversion in HCWs Rationale for PEP Recommendations for the Management of Potentially... Read more »
The Body PRO

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

...conclusions can be made regarding the rates of occurrence of toxicity. As a result of the data gathered so far, the authors urged healthcare providers to carefully counsel individuals on PEP in order to advise about side effects and ways to... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Health Care Professionals: Answers About HIV Vaccine Research

...and what questions should I ask? Prospective participants are encouraged to discuss their interest with family and friends, health care providers, and others whom they trust. With the individual's permission, trial site staff can also talk to... Read more »
Connect With Others

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...of development, vigor and wealth, Kiev is also a troubled place. In my work as part of an international effort to train HIV health care providers in Kiev, I often see first-hand many of the difficulties that roil beneath the surface of this... Read more »

Should You Get HIV Care Only If You "Deserve" It?

Posted by TheBody, 12 Replies
...doctors at The Body's "Ask the Experts" Forums. It raises some interesting -- and disturbing -- questions about the persistence of HIV and stigma in the United States. What's your opinion? Q: Do all HIVers deserve care? Dec 9, 2007 Going... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »