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How Do You Know That A Person Has Hiv

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Do emergency medical workers need to know if a person has HIV?

If someone tests positive for HIV/AIDS, what happens if this person is, say, in a car wreck and knocked unconscious and is bleeding, and an EMT/Paramedic is trying to work on the person? Do (+) people have a card or bracelet or something to warn the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.All healthcare workers, police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's), etc. are trained to consider all people as being potentially infectious for HIV and other bloodborne diseases... Read more »

I do not know how to live as HIV+ Person?

I found out that I was HIV+ in August of 2005; prior from this terrible news I always feared this... Read more »

Risk of HIV transmission from a HIV+ person`s bleeding wound

First of all, thanks for what you`re doing. I`m sure anyone who needs to know anything about HIV,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

People More Likely to Keep HIV Clinic Appointments if They Believe Their Care Providers Know Them as a Person

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore investigated whether the quality of patients' relationships with their HIV care providers helped patients keep routine care appointments. They were looking for potential targets for future... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kentucky: Helping People They Know Makes Fighting AIDS Personal for House of Ruth Volunteers

House of Ruth is a local organization that provides financial and social support for people living with HIV/AIDS. With assistance from Louisville Metro Housing and Family Services, the group offers clients a rental subsidy program. It also provides... Read more »
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Personal Perspectives

How does taking HIV medications change your life? What are the issues you might have to grapple with as you start HIV treatment? Read firsthand accounts and learn valuable advice from HIV-positive people who are on meds themselves, as well as... Read more »
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HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Up Close & Personal - Teniecka

Teniecka trusted her boyfriend of two years. She was monogamous and thought he was, toountil she tested positive for HIV in 2001, and also discovered that her boyfriend was married. It took Teniecka a full year to wrap her mind around being HIV... Read more »
Connect With Others

injection of hiv from hiv positive person

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I was at a party injecting drugs. I shared the needle with 2 other people. Later i found out that the guy i shared the needle with was hiv positive. I know i have to get tested. Is it 100% chance that i am infected since his hiv blood went... Read more »

Positive Singles, New Totally FREE HIV dating and HIV Personals Site.

Posted by PozGays
http://www.PositiveFishes.com was built since 2001 and now has been 12 years. It has more than 687000 members who live with HIV/HSV/HPV or other STDs.And members are from US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain,France,Italy,United Kingdom,... Read more »

New HIV PersonalsWebsite

Posted by Dave1969
My name is Dave. I just wanted to let you know about a new personals website I am working on for HIV+ guys. It's called www.BeOneCity.com. The site just launched and we need all the help we can get to get it off the ground. I appreciate anything you... Read more »

Caring for a person with HIV

Posted by 28262, 3 Replies
When I found out the disabled adult living in my home had HIV this was a shock. But over time this went away and it was not a big deal. Sometimes it gets hard making sure the person takes all of their medication. I think they are up to 15 to 20... Read more »