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Hiv Positive Health Care Worker

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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 »

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.... Read more »

Should Health Care Workers Tell Their HIV Status?

Are health care workers allowed to keep their Hiv/Aids status (if positive) disclosed from their... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lutheran Medical Center to Train Caribbean Health Care Workers, Start Brooklyn Support Group for HIV-Positive People

The Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., has received a $3.4 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to develop a training program for community health care workers in the Caribbean as well as a peer support... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington, D.C., Officials, Health Workers Criticize City's TB Surveillance, Care, Especially Among HIV-Positive People

Washington, D.C., city officials and health workers have questioned the ability of the city Health Department 's Tuberculosis Control Bureau to properly treat and prevent the transmission of tuberculosis, the Washington Post reports. Staff... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Survey Suggests High Rate of HIV Exposure for Health Care Workers

Hundreds of Canadian health care workers may have contracted HIV on the job, "greatly" exceeding government estimates, according to a University of Western Ontario report presented at the 16th International AIDS Conference. The Public Health Agency... Read more »
TheBody.com

Worldwide, Health Care Workers Are Often Sources of HIV Stigma and Discrimination, Report Says

Combating HIV stigma is no easy feat. More than 25 years into the HIV pandemic, it's a problem that is still prevalent around the world. And as a recent report outlines in vivid detail, even health care settings are rife with HIV stigma and... Read more »
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i am a health care worker...

Posted by Anonymous
I am a health care worker in Baltimore. Every other patient that
I come into contact with in my clinic is an HIV or AIDS patient.
I would like everyone who has this disease to know that I pray
for a cure everyday, and do my best to help those who... Read more »

BEBASHI Care Outreach Worker--Philadelphia

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Care Outreach Worker--Philadelphia

BA or related degree in human services or high school diploma.
Experience with street outreach programs desired. Experience working
with minority populations on issues related to HIV/AIDS. Case
management/counseling... Read more »

HIV Health Promotion Coordinator Position

Posted by Terri1
The HIV/AIDS Care, Treatment, and Housing Program within the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control of the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene has a vacancy for an Administrative Staff Analyst (Non-Managerial), HIV Health... Read more »

what does your social worker do?

Posted by tippytu, 2 Replies
So today after my kids Dr appt they send in a social worker who starts to say"iI know these are really toichy questions I'm about to ask.....before she could say anything else I said I'm not answering any more personal questions I have already been... Read more »