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Blood Work: Two Common Tests to Use for Monitoring HIV Disease

...and your doctor will use to monitor your health are CD4+ cell counts and viral load tests. CD4+ cell counts indicate the state of your immune system -- your body's defense against disease. Viral load tests indicate how active HIV is. Coupled with information about how you're feeling, these two values give a clearer picture of your state of health. They also help to assess your risk of disease progression and response to anti-HIV therapy that...
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When working as a volunteer health care worker, is it possible I contracted the HIV virus?

Two summers ago I volunteered in a developing country. I work mostly in a clinic for men and women living with HIV and AIDS. I often had to change incontinent residents and their soiled bedsheets. I would also have to lift them up while another...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...elsewhere).Be well. Stay well.Dr. BobWhat You Need to Know About HIV and AIDS If you are going to be caring for someone with HIV infection, you need to understand the basic facts about HIV and AIDS. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is... Read more »

Work & HIV

I would like to know how an office enviroment and possibly work related stress would influence a person living with HIV.I work in an open plan office enviroment and I am sure like most there are a lot of negativity in and around the work place....
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...I imagine all work environments have their share of both positive and negative elements. I cannot comment on the merits of your particular workplace. Read more »

Working with HIV

i wonder how does HIV effect on our work? I read many peoples need to stop working because of HIV. I haven't had the problem yet but i need to be prepare of it. Is there any specific job that you do not encourage me to take?
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...patients who have access to good HIV and health care (including antiretrovirals) are able to maintain their health and continue working without restrictions. I would discuss any concerns you have about any particular type of work with your HIV... Read more »

Should those with AIDS/HIV be allowed to work in the medical field???

I am wondering if are those infected with the AIDS/HIV virus are allowed with to work in the medical field. If yes why?? Doesn't this pose a threat to people who are not infected with this virus??? I know that the disease is not spread through...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
...This is an answer to a similar question, previously answered:Depending on the state, Health care workers have the same right of confidentiality about their HIV status as anyone living with HIV. Moreover, because all health workers Read more »
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HIV Health Care Access Working Group Action Alert: Tell Congress to Make Health Care Reform Work for People With HIV/AIDS

...information and analyses of various health care reform proposals and the impact on people with HIV/AIDS. The HIV Health Care Access Working Group is hosting regular conference calls to update the community about health care reform efforts and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Former Botswana President Mogae Wins Award for Leadership, Work on HIV/AIDS

...one of the world's highest prevalence rates, the AP/Long Island Newsday reports. During his two terms as president, Mogae worked to curb the spread of the disease by receiving a public HIV test, pressing to cut the prevalence of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Girls, Women Trafficked in Asia for Commercial Sex Work Emerging as HIV/AIDS Risk Factor, Report Says

... Young women and girls in Asia who are trafficked for commercial sex work are emerging as an HIV/AIDS risk factor, according to a report released by the United Nations Wednesday at the 8th International Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Decision to Allow HIV-Positive Inmates in Alabama to Participate in Work-Release Program Makes "Significant Statement," Editorial Says

... Alabama Department of Corrections' " decision to stop barring inmates with HIV from work-release programs is an indication of how far society, not just the department, has come in understanding the virus and understanding Read more »
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HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
...I'm looking to connect with anyone who has experience as an HIV+ person working on faculty, as a researcher or graduate student in academia. I'm a PhD student in an extremely competitive program at a major Read more »

WHAT GOOD ARE HIV TEST IF THEY DON'T WORK!!

Posted by help290, 1 Reply
I have been dealing with this for over three years 7 doctors 8 negative antibody test 1 negative pcr and lately 1 indeterminate western blot 1 band not sure which one and now the ID doctor wants me to wait a month for another western blot. I... Read more »

hiv & working out/bodybuilding

Posted by windycitypozdude, 2 Replies
...hey everyone! i have always been a "working out," active kind of guy, and always been interested in getting bigger/more muscular, etc. i shy away from the term "bodybuilding" Read more »

working with hiv positive person

Posted by work35, 1 Reply
...Hello.. I hope this is not an ignorant question but here goes.. two part question.. Part one.. I just found out my co-worker is hiv positive.. he is healthy thank god.. and i really like him but I admit I am VERY uncomfortable at work.. we both... Read more »