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Hiv's Effect On Doctors And Medical Staff

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Participants Drop Out of Chinese Antiretroviral Distribution Program Because of Side Effects, Lack of Medical Staff

China three months ago began providing free antiretroviral drugs to thousands of HIV-positive people who contracted the disease through unsafe medical practices at government-sponsored blood-collection stations, but the drugs' side effects and a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Supervised Blood-Based Self-Sample Collection and Rapid Test Performance: A Valuable Alternative to the Use of Saliva by HIV Testing Programs With No Medical or Nursing Staff

Some saliva-based HIV testing initiatives, the authors wrote, "have resulted in an unacceptable percentage of false positives," while in many countries doctors or nurses are required for blood-based HIV testing programs. In the current study, the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Workers Feeling Effects of Staff, Supply Shortages at Clinics in Southwestern Uganda

Health workers with Medical Teams International, a medical non-governmental organization, "say they are overwhelmed" by high demand at five health clinics in two southwestern Ugandan refugee centers, PlusNews reports. The refugees, "many of whom... Read more »
Ask the Experts

DayCare Staff Anxiety Follow Up

I had asked you a question, here is a reminder:DayCare Staff AnxietyMar 1, 2009I work at a daycare, and I come in contact with kids bloody noses, knees and everything else they scrape. My question is, if any of these kids have HIV am I being safe if...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As I previously mentioned, your worries are unwarranted and HIV testing would not have been recommended for your non-exposure. That said, yes, your test on August 26 is indeed definitively and conclusively negative. You are definitively and... Read more »

DayCare Staff Anxiety

I work at a daycare, and I come in contact with kids bloody noses, knees and everything else they scrape. My question is, if any of these kids have HIV am I being safe if all I use are those plastic (not latex) gloves like the one's they use at...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your supervisor is correct: Your HIV worries are unwarranted. HIV, which would be highly unlikely in these daycare kids, cannot permeate intact skin. So unless there is significant fresh blood to fresh blood, your HIV risk is essentially... Read more »

why dont doctors admit side effects from hiv therapy

hello doctors..wanted to say thankyou to all of your team for the effort and time you devote to all of us.without special people like you and those at my clinic in london..i am sure that i would not have been alive today.my question isnt regarding...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Thanks for you feedback/input. I think that most HIV specialists are now getting fairly sensitized to the issues of toxicity from treatment. Those complaints can be hard to sort out since many nuisance type complaints occur anyway at times in a... Read more »

Doctor, you changed my life. Please post this for others. (MASTURBATION SIDE EFFECTS, 2009)

Hello doctor. my story goes like this.I'm a 20 year old male. When I was 11 or something, i started watching porn. From there, i came to know about masturbation, n slowly i developed a habit of masturbating everyday, sometimes while watching...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Posted with pleasure. I'm delighted you can now "burp the nephew" and enjoy your home entertainment center without worry. I invite other readers concerned about masturbation to review the information in the archives of this forum.... Read more »
Connect With Others

Should I report this HIV doctor?

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 6 Replies
Hi.

It's six days since I had a bad experience with an HIV doctor. The anger in me has subsided. However, I was so enraged by this doctor at the time that the next day I got in touch with the hospital to find out to whom I should direct a... Read more »

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, but my lymphocytes were down).

Anyway, what is the story for... Read more »

My doctor is refusing to treat my HIV until I sign

Posted by Garth, 2 Replies
Hello world,
As a newly diagnosed HIV gay man, living in Edmonton Alberta, ( diagnosed 1 year now) I am facing what I beleive to be discrimination and bullying by my doctor. My counts when first diagnosed were CD4 500 and viral load 16,000. Over... Read more »

Time to find a new doctor?

Posted by acriado, 3 Replies
At a recent visit with my HIV specialist (he is AAHM accredited) I became very upset over certain things he told me regarding my ability to continue receiving SSDI benefits. He told me that Social Security had removed HIV as a disability and that... Read more »