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HIV Wellness Checklist

About This Checklist Routine Laboratory Tests Special Laboratory Tests Vaccinations About This Checklist People with HIV should have some laboratory tests and vaccinations on a regular basis. You might want to keep your own file of test results. Also, keep track of any antiretroviral medications you take and when these change. This will be very helpful if you ever change health care providers. Routine Laboratory Tests CD4...
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any web sites for health care workers on infection control and hiv

Are there any web sites on hiv and infection control. I am a nurse trying to educate nursing assistants on standard precautions. They are having a hard time with this and I looking for help!...
David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Response from David A. Reznik, D.D.S.

Grady Health System
A few good suggestions for Infection Control would be:Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures (OSAP)http://www.osap.orgHIVdenthttp://www.hivdent.org/infctl/office.htm and of course the CDC websiteI hope this information proves helpful!DR... Read more »

can the control positive vial at the HIV ELISA kit transmitt HIV infection if contacted skin

Dear Prof RobertI need your expert opinion about the possibility of HIV transmission by skin or conjunctiva contact with the content of control positive vial at the ELISA kit for HIV testing. they say at the kit information paper that they test the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nonexistent risk. You can't get infected from any of the components in an HIV ELISA testing kit. Period.Dr. Bob... Read more »

infection risk during surgical procedure

I recently had minor dermatological back surgery. I saw the physician reading magazines immediately prior to this surgery. He then came into the exam room & drew up a syringe of medicine to numb the surgical area. My question is would it be...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You're certainly right that handwashing before touching any equipment in the room should be any medical practitioner's protocol. You are at no risk of HIV from the magazines (remind yourself of the ways in which HIV really is transmitted,... Read more »

Controlled HIV infection Dental problems

Hello, Doctor Young !I m 33 old female , living in Italy , HIV positive since 1999, and i m now on integrase inhibitor (experimental drug, i think), protease inhibitor and R.T. inhibitor. My doc said i m doing well. However , i have dental problems,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Marina and thanks for posting.As far as I know and could research, there is no radioactive material in zirconium crowns.There is evidence of higher rates of certain cancers among people living with HIV, none are associated with dental... Read more »
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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:

http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/pdf/r600_110.pdf

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:

http://www.usmc.mil/directiv.nsf/bc9ae2674a92558d852569140064e9d8/b1b24153c434acfb85256d6b005f55b3?O... Read more »

Help us with HIV Elite Controller Studies

Posted by AshnBham
Help! We need your support in HIV Elite Controller Research!
As an HIV controller I have been very fortunate to naturally control my infection so that I may never have to take medications. Many of us are participating in local and... Read more »

Help Support HIV Elite Controller Studies!

Posted by AshnBham
Help! We need your support in HIV Elite Controller Research!

As an HIV controller I have been very fortunate to naturally control my infection so that I may never have to take medications. Many of us are participating in local and... Read more »