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Hiv Infected Nurses And Patient Care

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AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...stage of the disease. It's best if you and your health care provider work together as a team. That makes it easier to choose and stick to your treatment plan. "Care provider" means a doctor, a physician's assistant, or a nurse practitioner. There are several issues you may want to consider in choosing an HIV care provider. You might decide to have them be your "regular doctor" for all of your health issues. You might use a different care...
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Exercise/Career Question

Hi Nelson!I am currently HIV negative, but I do have close friends with HIV and thus it has impacted my life. Having seen them live HIV, I do hold a few questions. My biggest fear of becoming infected is that I would no longer be able to follow my...
Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Response from Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

Program for Wellness Restoration
...A HIV diagnosis in 2010 does not limit your abilities in any way, but it will require for you to be disciplined about health, going Read more »

Occupational exposure - possible

I am a nurse, and work with many HIV infected patients. Today, I took care of a patient who has AIDS with a high viral load, and is also neutropenic. I walked into his room and noticed his blood transfusion was completed. I disconnected the tubing...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The HIV-acquisition risk from the occupational exposure you describe is nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact skin (unless it's a site Read more »

NURSE need help about her occupational exposures to HIV

Thanks you doctor for taking time to read my message , i know thats you are very busy , because , not people from united- states who want your answer but all people around the world.I am a nurse from albania , i work in E .N .T service , during...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Nurse from Albania,Fresh blood (or saliva-containing fresh blood) from an HIV-positive patient that gets into your eyes and mouth would Read more »

HIV from blood tainted urine?

I am a nursing student and I was caring for a patient who may or may not have HIV. This pt had a UTI. Her labs showed that she had a high amount of white blood cells in her urine. The pt needed to use the bathroom so I gave her a bedpan. When she...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...appropriately evaluated. Had you done so, you wouldn't be writing to me, as your questions would have already been addressed.Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. Urine that does not contain visible blood is not felt to be a risk for HIV... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicare to Pay Higher Rates to Nursing Homes Caring for Patients With AIDS

...living with AIDS" (CMS release, 5/3). Back to other news for May 6, 2004 Previous Updates  | --> Search the Newsroom archive This document was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . --> Reprinted with... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Find Few Differences in Health Outcomes for HIV-Positive Patients Cared for by Nurses Versus Doctors

... HIV-positive patients who receive care from trained nurses fare just as well as those who are treated by physicians, according to two studies released at the XVII International AIDS Read more »
The Body PRO

O-21: Trends in Costs of Care for Patients with HIV

...well established since the appearance and widespread use of HAART in the treatment of people with HIV. Those of us involved in patient care in the pre-HAART era can attest to the frequent need for hospitalization and high utilization of other... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

International Nurses Day Chance to Improve Conditions for Health Workers in Developing Countries, Opinion Piece Says

... International Nurses Day, which took place on Tuesday, was "an appropriate day ... to consider the challenges faced by health care personnel in Read more »
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HIV Clinical Care Coordinator NYC

Posted by Anonymous
...data and submission of all required programmatic statistics and reports. The incumbent will maintain a panel of HIV Primary Care patients. This position reports to the Director of Special Services. The Ideal Candidate: Nurse Practitioner: MS in... Read more »

HIV and MRSA I need info.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...My daughter is HIV positive. Last year she gave birth to a healthy little girl. I was there for the birth and went into the delivery room. She soon Read more »

How do you "patiently" wait?

Posted by dj1979, 4 Replies
...- first wait for enough time after exposure for antibodies to develop, then wait for test results, then wait for appt. with HIV specialist, then wait for more test results. I AM SICK OF WAITING!!! I just heard from my new doctor's office, and... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...city. Several times in the past year, I've taken the 14-hour flight from Denver, Colo., to Kiev to assist in training doctors, nurses, psychologists and social workers in the care of people with HIV. Our efforts are facilitated by a... Read more »