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Hiv Positive Nurse And Blood Draw

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Hello Doctor Bob. Hope all is well. Due to the grim economy and the threat of losing my job, I decided to have a full physical and blood work done while I still have health insurance. Everything came back ok...but I was surprised that the nurse...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nonexistent and there is absolutely no need to be "tested for being tested." The wearing of latex gloves during phlebotomy (blood drawing) is designed primarily to protect the health care worker from contamination from patients infected with... Read more »

Improper procudure for drawing blood??

Hello Dr. Bob!I recently went to a walk-in clinic where the doctor wanted blood drawn.A very... Read more »

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Posted by RL9141, 4 Replies
...passed out. It was horrible. Does this ever get better? Is the blood work that extensive throughout the entire treatment of HIV? Read more »

Infection from Blood Draw!?! -Please PLEASE Read-*

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...scenarios. This was at a Public Provincial STD Health Clinic. Is it POSSIBLE the nurse could have done that? Like are needles to draw blood for tests even reusable? or do they become unusable after the blood draw (ex: retractable needles),... Read more »

What are the positive facts?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...there...but I got a more serious/denial related question. I have been reading all this information about how innaccurate the HIV antibody testing can lot's of false positives. Even more radical stuff about not having solid proof of AIDS... Read more »

My experience being diagnosed

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
...I haven't been able to talk to anyone about this experience or what I have been feeling inside about learning I am HIV positive. Reading peoples' experiences on this website have benn a big comfort to me. I was diagnosed with HIV on July 14, Read more »