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How Hiv Virus Works

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Ask the Experts

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
...infection, you need to understand the basic facts about HIV and AIDS. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) is caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). People who are infected with HIV can look and feel healthy and may not know for years... Read more »

HIV even though Blood Work is Norma.

My friend believes that if he was positive it would show up in his complete blood work; something... 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... Read more »
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Project Inform

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

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Also In Global Health News: HIV-Positive Students In Taiwan; U. K. Commitment To Zimbabwe; Scientists Discover Faster, Cheaper HIV Test, How Schistosomiasis Drug Works; Africa's Male Circumcision Programs

...seven days." The study is published in PLoS One (Makoni, SciDev.Net, 6/24). Scientists Identify How Schistosomiasis Drug Works University of Minnesota Medical School researchers say they understand how the drug praziquantel works to treat... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Spread of HIV in Indonesia Primarily Fueled by Commercial Sex Work, VOA News Reports

...come from the "elite of government and the elite of society." Hotline Surabaya also operates health clinics in Surabaya and works to empower children of sex workers to receive an education, according to VOA News (Anderton, VOA News , 9/12). ... Read more »
Connect With Others

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
...though all this testing is I have been very ill with crazy symptoms and every time I go to the doctor he or she will run another HIV test on me it is not my choice. He also said that I was very vitamin D deficience. So if I am infected with HIV... 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 »