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Hiv Transmission In Healthcare Workers

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...careful practice of infection control procedures, including universal precautions (i.e., using protective practices and personal protective equipment to prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections), protects patients as well as health care providers from possible HIV transmission in medical and dental offices and hospitals. For more information on preventing occupational exposure to HIV, refer to the CDC fact sheet, " Preventing...
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HIV and healthcare workers

Dear Dr. Frascino,First, I want to say how much I love your sense of humor. You crack me up all the time with some of your responses. I think your the greatest and you inspire me! My ? is , I currently work as a certified surgical technologist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey James,Well I certainly don't see a cure just around the corner; consequently, I would bet HIV-related discrimination will be with us for quite some time. You could consider looking for an employment opportunity in a more Read more »

health volunteer

while volunteering at a hospital recently, i accidently touch the blood of an IVDU. there were no breaks in my skin n immediately wiped with alcohol swab & wahed with hibiscus scrub. what's my risk? please help. tanx. ps good job on this...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...recent injury), then you are at minimal risk for HIV infection. Your skin provides an excellent barrier to HIV. Transmission to healthcare workers who have needlestick injuries does occur, but it is uncommon.You should not be concerned about... Read more »

Needlestick injury with HIV+ve patient - *SCARED N DESPERATE*

Dear Dr Kull,I was taking blood for a patient (unknown at that time)last Friday 22/3. I was using a vaccumtainer, the needle is double ended with one end covered with rubber that goes into the tube. When I disposed the vacuumtainer needle, I...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...HIV transmission to healthcare workers does not commonly occur, and the CDC is aware of only 57 healthcare workers that have been infected through occupational exposures Read more »

needle stick

My husband is a police officer and very healthy but while searching a suspect the guy had a needle in his pocket and my husband was stuck with it the guy has full blown aids what are the chances of my husband cotracting the disease,
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...your husband's risk for infection because transmission through accidental needlestick exposures is a rare event and limited to healthcare workers (based on data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). The risk for your... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Health-Care Worker Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis

...Introduction Definitions of Health-Care Workers and Exposure Background Risk for Occupational Transmission of HIV to HCWs HIV Seroconversion in HCWs Rationale for PEP Recommendations for the Management of Potentially... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lowering the Risk of Secondary HIV Transmission: Insights From HIV-Positive Youth and Health Care Providers

...infected HIV-positive youth engage in sexually risky behaviors, and a better understanding of the perceptions of these youth and of health care providers regarding disclosure of HIV status and risk reduction would aid in the development of... Read more »
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I-161: Experience of Health-Care Workers (HCWs) Taking Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after Occupational HIV Exposures: Findings of the HIV PEP Registry

...conclusions can be made regarding the rates of occurrence of toxicity. As a result of the data gathered so far, the authors urged healthcare providers to carefully counsel individuals on PEP in order to advise about side effects and ways to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Surveillance of Health Care Personnel With HIV/AIDS

...employment was missing for 362,954 reported AIDS cases). The type of job is known for 23,212 (93%) of the 24,844 reported healthcare personnel with AIDS. (See the box below .) The "other" category is comprised of maintenance workers,... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...Hi everyone, I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »