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Hiv Positive Health Care Professionals

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The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

Table of Contents Are You Ready? The Right Health Care Provider Knowledge About HIV A Positive Attitude Are You Ready? Treatment with HIV drugs can improve quality of life and help people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) stay healthier longer. But starting treatment is a big decision. In order to get the most benefit from HIV drugs, they must be used just the way they are prescribed. Taking your treatment correctly is as...
Ask the Experts

As an HIV positive health care worker do I have to disclose?

Hi. I'm a medical professional and newly diagnosed with HIV. I'm actually a resident. I'm wondering what the laws are in regard to whether I have to disclose my status to my residency program and to the state medical board? I do...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Thank you for asking whether, as a health care worker, you have a duty to disclose your status. In general, according to case law and professional practice guidelines, health care workers have a duty to inform patients or employers that they are... Read more »

Health Professional, Changing Employers, Medical benefits change?

Very worried here. I am a speech pathologist. I am currently undergoing the interview process for a new position with an Adventist Healthcare hospital. I have several concerns:1) I found out that I was HIV+ while at my current employer of 3 1/2...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Dear Todd, Let's clear the path to your dream job. Lynn Franzoi and I are teaming on this response to give you answers to all your questions.1. If the new employer asks your HIV status, or asks a question clearly aimed at such diagnoses, there... Read more »

Locating Mental Health Professionals trained in HIV

I was diagnoised with HIV in October and have contacted local AIDS groups in two Ohio cities, as well as doctors trained in HIV treatment trying to located a Mental Health Professional familar with HIV. None of these have been able to help. Where do...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I find it really strange that local AIDS groups that provide services to people living with HIV and AIDS do not have a list of qualified mental health professionals to refer you to. Similarly It is bizarre that you say that doctors working with... Read more »

HIV Positive Health Care Workers

What is the law/ethical responsibilty of health care workers to reveal their HIV status to patients they are taking care of. I have heard that physicians are required to tell their patients if they are HIV +. Does the same apply to nurses, medical...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Laws vary from state to state, and generally local hospital boards have jurisdiction over these matters. Please remember that HIV is not easy to transmit. It requires direct contact between one of the four infectious fluids--blood, semen, vaginal... Read more »
Connect With Others

Support for professional women diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
I know that this disease doesn't discriminate. But I feel so alone as a black woman living with this disease. I'm the person in the family that everyone looks up to. I attended the best Universities, have a great career, beautiful home and car... Read more »

Professional in NY feeling alone

Posted by Phoenix1012, 22 Replies
Hi everyone,
I tested positive in January of this year. Since then, I have been carrying around the shame of having caught this. You see, I am in the mental health profession and we have to receive mandatory training every two years on HIV/AIDS.... Read more »

Prevention professional needed

Posted by Anonymous

BEBASHI (Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues) is looking
for a dynamic, organized professional to direct its HIV and STD
prevention programs. The individual should have a minimum of a Bachelors
Degree in Health, Health Education or Human... Read more »

Professionals on Dating Sites

Posted by Laiyana, 2 Replies
Hi Everyone!

I have joined a few dating sites for people living with HIV trying to connect with male friends who are professional and financially secure. I have been unlucky and for the past 7 years, I guess I have not been able to connect with... Read more »