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HIV Positive Nursing Student

I'm HIV positive and a nursing student, am I pursuing an unrealistic goal? Will I be considered marketable after graduating and obtaining my license? Should I take choose another career path or will this be as safe as any other?...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
That is really a personal decision for you to make. Your status is private and no disclosure is required in being hired. With proper hygienic practices, you are no more a danger to patients than anyone else. To my knowledge there are no legal... Read more »

Nursing school and HIV positive

I'm a patient hiv positive but with health vl and cd4 controled and I'm studing LPN... Read more »

Nurse Needing to Tell a Minor that he is HIV positive

I am a nurse in California. A patient of mine (he is less than 18 years old) tested positive for... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Make HIV-Positive Teachers, Nurses a "Priority"

South Africa's Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) is calling on the government to prioritize treating HIV-positive teachers and nurses in order to avoid future disruptions in key services due to AIDS deaths. "There is not a single policy or... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Bulgaria Rejects Libya's Proposal to Negotiate Settlement Between Families of HIV-Positive Children, Nurses Convicted of Infecting Them

The Bulgarian government on Tuesday rejected Libyan Foreign Minister Abdelrahman Shalgham's proposal to negotiate a settlement between Bulgaria and the families of the 400 children that five Bulgarian nurses have been convicted of intentionally... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

HIV-positive patients who receive care from trained nurses fare just as well as those who are treated by physicians, according to two studies released at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, Reuters reports. Delegates at the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Libyans Frustrated Over Focus on Bulgarian Nurses Instead of HIV-Positive Children

The New York Times on Sunday examined the "sorrow" and "frustration" of the families of the 428 children who became infected with HIV while under the care of Bulgarian nurses in Benghazi, Libya, "as attention focuses on the fate of the nurses,... Read more »
Connect With Others

Wanted: Nurse Practitioner position

Posted by holladaytn, 1 Reply
I am a newly diagnosed HIV+ man looking for a Nurse Practitioner position. I have 14 years critical care Registered Nurse experience working in a inner city Level One trauma center, then went back to school and got my Family Nurse Practitioner... Read more »

Nursing Assistant with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Nursing Assistant that is HIV+. All of my Coworkers know and some of the families of my residents know nd it was hard at first. I was constintly reminded that I have HIV and that I have to be extra careful. Well I was always careful and I... Read more »

Just tested Postive and less than 9 months left on school to become Nurse Practioner

Posted by lostnstl314, 3 Replies
I just found out yesterday that i am positive for hiv. I have never been sick and also have used condoms with previous partners. I am lost for a answer, but honestly cant dwell on why but to move forward. I donated blood and found out that way. I... Read more »

Help me to be a better nurse

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi. My name is CC and I am a nursing student due to graduate in August. As part of this semester I am to give a presentation on HIV. I would like to
focus on "how to be a better nurse to the HIV patient.". Is there anything you would like to tell a... Read more »