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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Arkansas: Shelter Accused of HIV Eviction

In a complaint presented Friday to the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission, a homeless man says he was evicted from a Little Rock shelter because he has HIV. The complaint says Our House, which receives federal funds and provides long-term housing and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Burma Allows HIV Shelter to Continue Operating

Burma authorities gave a last-minute reprieve Nov. 25 to HIV patients living in a shelter run by supporters of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Local officials in military-ruled Burma had ordered the 80 patients to vacate, without explaining why... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Local Shelter For Homeless People Living With HIV/AIDS

The Washington Post on Tuesday examined the Washington, D.C.-based homeless care center Joseph's House , which provides nursing services and support to homeless people living with HIV/AIDS. Physician David Hilfiker in 1990 opened Joseph's House... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can I Volunteer at an Animal Rescue Shelter?

Dear Dr.,I want to volunteer at an animal rescue shelter to help take care of our little "friends". That would include running dogs, cleaning kennels, collecting feces, litter boxes, etc. All animals receive veterinean attention, however...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally should be OK to work at animal shelter with common sense precautions (make sure you are vaccinated properly, use gloves when appropriate-would inform your HIV provider in case there are individual considerations or monitoring that would be... Read more »

Shelter + Donation

I work in a homeless shelter, and I think I'm suffering with OCD. I want to do my job well and fear overcomes me. If you can give me your thought on these risks, and you feel like there was no risk, I will certainly get help for this problem so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are worried that a homeless man's pee residue might be on your rolled up car window and when you roll the window down the pee might get into your eyes and infect you with, HIV ? WOWZA!!! I think you may well have just won this... Read more »

Shelter Exposure

Hi Doctor,I used to work at a women's shelter and prior to knowing a woman with a auto-immune defficiency (which causes her to have open/seeping wounds) who was also hep c positive I moved some of her things to her room. It was brought to my...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I agree with the first doctor that there was no need to test in the first place. Since you are feeling anxiety, you should be sure that your other vaccines are upto date such as hepatitis B vaccine. If you feel that you are also becoming reclusive,... Read more »

homeless shelter / new nurse

Any particular advice for nurse to decrease risk of contracting anything? I chose this work - am happy to be doing it - Just want to be safe as well....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Review your "universal precautions against bloodborne pathogens." That's all you need. Well, that plus routine common sense. OK?Good luck.Dr. Bob... Read more »
Connect With Others

Why women are at the highest risk for HIV

Posted by 2FarGone
I've really been struggling with this idea as of late. I live in Vancouver which (in terms of HIV/AIDS demographics) is largely gay or IV drug using. I'd imagine there are also women in the city who have HIV although if they aren't drug addicted... Read more »

Help with HIV Elite Controller Studies!

Posted by AshnBham
Help! We need your support in HIV Elite Controller Research!
As an HIV controller I have been very fortunate to naturally control my infection so that I may never have to take medications. Many of us are participating in local and... Read more »

Looking for HIV Elite Controllers!

Posted by AshnBham
Help! We need your support in HIV Elite Controller Research!
As an HIV controller I have been very fortunate to naturally control my infection so that I may never have to take medications. Many of us are participating in local and... Read more »

Help us with HIV Elite Controller Studies

Posted by AshnBham
Help! We need your support in HIV Elite Controller Research!
As an HIV controller I have been very fortunate to naturally control my infection so that I may never have to take medications. Many of us are participating in local and... Read more »