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Hiv Management For Nurse Practitioners

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Wanted: Nurse Practitioner position

Posted by holladaytn, 1 Reply
I am a newly diagnosed HIV+ man looking for a Nurse Practitioner position. I have 14 years critical care Registered Nurse experience working in a inner city Level One trauma center, then went back to school and got my Family Nurse Practitioner... Read more »

Registered Nurse Case Manager LA

Posted by Anonymous
http://www.lagaycenter.org/atf/cf/{4449BA51-7710-4FE0-815A-09A7A8F36430}/JA%20060120%20RN%20Nurse%20Case%20Mgr.pdf Read more »

ANIMO Case Manager NYC

Posted by Robert1
ANIMO Case Manager

Job description:New York Harm Reduction Educators, Inc (NYHRE) is New Yorks largest harm reduction/ syringe exchange program. Its mission is HIV prevention and comprehensive services for those at risk for, or infected with HIV.... Read more »

Just tested Postive and less than 9 months left on school to become Nurse Practioner

Posted by lostnstl314, 3 Replies
I just found out yesterday that i am positive for hiv. I have never been sick and also have used condoms with previous partners. I am lost for a answer, but honestly cant dwell on why but to move forward. I donated blood and found out that way. I... Read more »

the difference between a doctor & nurse....

Posted by still_here, 2 Replies
THE DOCTOR CAN READ THE CORRECT NUMBERS OFF YOUR CHART!!!

My appt with the ID wasn't as sun shiney & rosey as I thought it might have been. Turns out my CD4 went DOWN... not up! & my VL went up also. My correct #'s are CD4 430 (down from... Read more »
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Confidentiality for HIV testing through your general practitioner?

This may seem a really strange question. I remember reading somewhere that if you get tested for HIV through your general practitioner (or internal medicine doctor) then, regardless of the result, you may be refused mortgages, loans etc in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best way to get tested without it going on your medical record is by using an anonymous testing site; however, not all states have these sites, and even those that exist are reeling from ongoing budget cuts.Testing through your private... Read more »

Nurse with HIV? please help

Ladies-You all are great!I had a question about nurses etc and taking blood from people. I will be short and to the point. Today I went to the Dr. and he reffered me to a company to take my blood for my yearly HIV test. I noticed the lady had both...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Blood tests are performed using new/unused needles and syringes. I'm not sure what you're worried about, but you were not at risk for exposure to HIV in the situation as you describe it. The gloves are for her protection. She's the... Read more »

HIV (+) ICU Nurse,...

Hi everyone,I work as nurse in the ICU unit of a large inner city hospital. I was diagnosed HIV (+) late last year. Disclosing my HIV status, or thinking of changing my field of practice has never been an issue, but I thought I'd run this one...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The key to your question is your scrupulous use of universal precautions. That's the best precaution for you and for your patients. No, you do not need to disclose unless your hospital has posted a policy that specifically requires an HIV+... Read more »

Test Kits: Question from a Fellow Practitioner

Dear Holodniy, What commercial tests are there for detecting HIV "N" and "O" types - would appreciate if you can be specific on the test kit suppliers (if applicable)... I have a patient who had exposure in India which shared...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There is no N type test available to my knowledge. The O type test is by Organon Teknika: Vironostika HIV Uni-Form II plus O. MH... Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

New Guidelines Issued for General Practitioners Caring for Displaced HIV-Infected Patients

Some HIV-infected patients may have interrupted their antiretroviral therapy and other medications due to the recent hurricane disasters. The following link provides some guidance to the general practitioners attending to the medical needs of... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Crafting First-Line Regimens: So Easy a General Practitioner Could Do It?

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet one of these impressive HIV researchers and read his explanation of the study he presented at ICAAC/IDSA... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nurses, Physician Assistants as Good as Doctors for HIV Care

A study of 68 U.S. HIV clinics found that physician assistants and nurse practitioners provided a quality of care comparable to that of doctors who specialize in HIV/AIDS and they generally outperformed non-specialist doctors. As part of their... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers' Association Launches Registry of Practitioners Treating HIV/AIDS

The Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers' Association on Friday at a meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe, launched a register of practitioners who treat HIV/AIDS, The Herald /AllAfrica.com reports. According to Tapera Dzviti, ZINATHA's secretary for... Read more »