Hiv-positive Doctors

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HIV Positive Doctors: should they still work?

My name is Tanya and I am a student in hospitality. For one of my classes the students are required to do a debate on Doctors should be able to work in the medical field if they have tested positive for HIV, I am pro for this topic. I need some...
Steven Pieters

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Metropolitan Community Church of LA
...Why would you worry about a doctor practicing medicine when they are living with HIV? Most doctors today practice "universal precautions" which means they use Read more »

Followup:-HIV POSITIVE Girlfriend !!! You ought to help me greatest Doctor

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HIV POSITIVE Girlfriend !!! You ought to help me greatest Doctor

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...confidence in the ability to start to manage their own conditions than the people who attended the hospitals with all their doctors and facilities." In a second, larger study in Mozambique, nurses in two public hospitals cared for 69% of 6,006... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Dutch Doctors Uncover High Rates of Syphilis in HIV-Positive Men

...What's more, about 31% of syphilis cases were detected only with blood tests because patients did not have symptoms. The Dutch doctors pinpoint the following circumstances to help explain the surge in syphilis rates: The use of highly active... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Utah Man Sues Surgical Center, Two Doctors for Refusing Him Surgery Because He Was HIV-Positive

...HealthSouth Provo and had his surgery scheduled for December 2004, but then it was cancelled. The suit says that one of the doctors who referred Richardson for surgery said that "no scrub techs would do the surgery and it was the policy of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New York Times Examines Doctor's Experience Caring for HIV-Positive, Male Inmates at Alabama Prison

... The New York Times on Monday examined the experience of a doctor hired to fix problems within the HIV unit at the Limestone Correctional Facility in Alabama. Prison Health Services , which Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...was about one month after I think I could have been infected, but my lymphocytes were down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive... Read more »

HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies, disclose but I know it would be unwise to do so. Any advice? Should I pursue this career path at all? Anyone know an HIV + dentist? Read more »


Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...the world, people are going to naturopathic physicians when faced with a health issue. It is naturopathic physicians, not medical doctors, who are specifically educated as physicians but with an expertise in alternative medicine. The... Read more »

HIV providers needed! Physicians and mid-levels

Posted by jklein
...answering many of the problems faced by underserved communities. We are growing rapidly and are now actively recruiting a physician and a mid-level (NP or PA). The site qualifies for both NHSC scholarship recipients and loan repayment. ... Read more »
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