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Hiv Positive Volunteer At A Hospital

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Hadassah-Israel Seeks Volunteers to Offer Support to HIV-Positive Women in Israel

Hadassah-Israel -- an Israeli women's Zionist volunteer organization -- is seeking volunteers to offer personal and emotional support to some of the approximately 1,000 HIV-positive women in Israel, the Jerusalem Post reports. The Hadassah-Israel... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mozambican Red Cross to Train Hundreds of Volunteers to Manage Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-Positive People

The Mozambican Red Cross plans to begin training hundreds of volunteer health workers to manage antiretroviral therapy for HIV-positive people in their care, IRIN News reports. According to the Ministry of Health, the government, with the help... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Second Peace Corps Volunteer Reports Being Discharged After Testing HIV-Positive, Washington Post Reports

Washington Post columnist Stephen Barr on Friday examined the case of a second Peace Corps volunteer who said she was discharged from service after testing HIV-positive. Rebecca Coulborn, a former volunteer in Burkina Faso, said she was required... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Hospital volunteer, exposure risk?

Hi. I volunteer at a local hospital. A few months ago, I cut my finger while I was on the job with a paper cut. Immediately after that, I went to see to an HIV + man. My finger was still bleeding, and I was in the room for a minute or so without...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are fine. You did not come into direct contact with the individuals fluid, which is how HIV transmission occurs. A direct exchange of body fluid. Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Exposure to HEPC/HIV Please help a healthcare volunteer .. 5th time trying! Have stopped volunteering and feel miserable abt it!!!!

I work as a volunteer at the VA( first time dealing with blood). Today after I centrifuged some blood from an old black male(HepC positive/unknown HIV) I was putting the plasma into cryovials. I splashed a drop on my face.I know I did because I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your HIV risk is essentially nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact skin. Your "tiny bumps" would not be a significant risk factor.PEP is not warranted. Routine testing for a possible occupational exposure is the most that would be... Read more »

volunteer positions and disclosure

I have recently volunteered to work with the children at the church that I attend. I have been asked as part of the application process if I had any communicable diseases including HIV or AIDS. I know that this cannot be asked in a regular work...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
The church is way off the mark asking a question about HIV or AIDS. I am not a lawyer, but it is my understanding that even in a church setting, this question is out of bounds. Your medical information is confidential. They can ask if you have any... Read more »

HIV+ volunteer caregiver--am I at risk?

Hi. I am HIV positive and considering volunteering to assist other HIV patients at the advanced stage of the disease. My concern is what is the risk to me of getting infected with HIV/AIDs related infections from the patients especially TB?. What...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I think that is an admirable thing to do. Most HIV-associated problems are not contagious from one HIV+ person to another. The big exception to this is TB, since HIV- people get infected with TB all the time. I think you should not volunteer in a... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

HIV positive subjects age 18-65 with changes in body fat distribution
are needed for a three-year research study investigating treatment
with growth hormone. Participants will self-inject growth... Read more »

HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

Posted by Anonymous
HIV Positive Volunteers with Lipodystrophy Needed

HIV positive subjects age 18-65 with changes in body fat distribution
are needed for a three-year research study investigating treatment
with growth hormone. Participants will self-inject growth hormone
f... Read more »

Overseas Volunteer Positions for HIV Providers

Posted by Anonymous
The International Center for Equal Healthcare Access (ICEHA) is recruiting experienced physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and physician assistants to volunteer for up to 12 weeks in developing countries. Using clinical mentoring techniques,... Read more »

DRAMA / DOCUMENTARY ON HIV LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Posted by Anonymous
A new drama / documentary film drama about a young heterosexual man living with HIV.

We have been trying to get this film made for the last two years - Having failed to get major funding, we have decided to shoot it anyway. We are looking for... Read more »