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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

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WorkPositive, Inc.
...milk--and a mucous membrane or a break in the skin of someone else. The procedures you describe should not involve any of the health care provider's blood. To my knowledge, the only health care providers who face restrictions because of being... Read more »

Discrimination against HIV+ medical student

Hello Dr Bob, I am a third year medical student who recently found out I was HIV+. I stupidly... Read more »

Can doctors have HIV?

Are doctors allowed to work in hospitals and have the HIV virus? This is avery important question... 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

...said, adding that at the end of 2001, there were an estimated 17,000 to 20,000 HIV-positive people in the country but only six health care providers, according to Reuters . Lutheran plans to spend $2 million over four years for the training... 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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Uganda Has More HIV Patients Than It Can Treat, Pfizer CEO Says

... Pfizer , said on Friday, Reuters AlertNet reports. About 1.2 million of Uganda's 26 million people are HIV-positive, and health care workers say more than 100,000 need antiretroviral drugs, but most cannot afford them. McKinnell was speaking... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Health-Care Worker Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis

...Introduction Definitions of Health-Care Workers and Exposure Background Risk for Occupational Transmission of HIV to HCWs HIV Seroconversion in HCWs Rationale for PEP Recommendations for the Management of Potentially... Read more »
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HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies
...I have been studying towards a career in the health professions. Just recently I have decided to go for a dental career. I am seriously reconsidering this as people might stop coming to Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...of development, vigor and wealth, Kiev is also a troubled place. In my work as part of an international effort to train HIV health care providers in Kiev, I often see first-hand many of the difficulties that roil beneath the surface of this... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »