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Choosing an HIV Care Provider

Why Is Choosing an HIV Care Provider Important? Treating HIV disease is very complicated. There are choices to consider at every stage of the disease. It's best if you and your health care provider work together as a team. That makes it easier to choose and stick to your treatment plan. "Care provider" means a doctor, a physician's assistant, or a nurse practitioner. There are several issues you may want to consider in choosing an HIV care...
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Nurse in training stuck my son with a used needle by mistake.

My wife and I brought my two children to our Doctors office for their influenza shot and the nurse in training accidentally stuck my son with the same needle that was just used on my daughter. The nurse realized immediately what had happened and...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your post.Unless your daughter has HIV, there's no way that your son could have contracted HIV through this exposure.BY... Read more »

Restrictions and policy for HIV + nursing graduate

I am an HIV+ 2005 nursing graduate in Tennessee. I find that different institutions have varied regulations on HIV+ nurses. Is there a government regulation or document on the of safe delivery of patient care, disclosure of HIV+ nurses, and what...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Every hospital board sets its own policy regarding employees who have bloodborne pathogens--thank heavens! Imagine what it would look like if legislators wrote it. Could be a train wreck. There are OSHA standards on safe delivery of patient care.... Read more »

Can my son still be a nurse if he has AIDS

My son is 24 yrs old and has AIDS. He's on meds, his viral load is undetectable and his CDC count is around 300. He suffers no side effects from the meds and is very healthy, (with the exception of AIDS). He is currently enrolled in school...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello GGR,As a general rule, I encourage HIVers to follow their dreams and not let HIV interfere with their life, love, career or happiness. There are many aspects of nursing that would not put your son at any increased risk. He should be open with... Read more »

Disclosure/Nursing school

I plan on starting nursing school next fall. Do I need to let anyone know I am HIV positive before doing any kind of work in this field(be it training in school, or employers afterward)?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
No. That's the short answer. For more detailed information, please check the website of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, which follows issues for HIV-positive nurses and publishes great articles and newsletters about this. www.anac.org.... Read more »
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Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am thinking of going to nursing school. I am poz, however, and have done the ethical thing and have contacted chairpersons of nursing depts. at two local colleges. Neither has gotten back to me and I am getting distinctly chilly vibes. Does... 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 »

Training & Information Managment Associate

Posted by Anonymous
SF AIDS Foundation seeks Part-time person to enhance education and moral of volunteers on the CA AIDS Hotline. REQ: 1 yr exp. supervising volunteers; BA degree prefd or exp. working in health ed. or soc. svcs, strong knowledge of HIV/AIDS, computer... Read more »

Training Guide for the CDC Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I read a previous post regarding the CDC's recommendation regarding the window period. It is clearly written in there training manual that all people infected will have a positive test within 4-6 weeks. Only in RARE ocassions, does it take up to 3... Read more »