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How Medical Workers Use Standard Precautions With Hiv Patients

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(1)CDC standards for needlesticks? (2)regarding needlesticks, how can you get the needle apparatus fluid residue tested for HIV, hepatitis and any other suspected ID's?

I am a health care professional. Our hospital has a contridicting policy that states that after a needle stick from a patient, we and the patient are to be tested for HIV. If the patient is in fact HIV positive, then a viral load is to be done. Only...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions.Many of the guidelines for needlestickexposures to HIV have already been address in the question, "Are there rapidPCR, P24 antigen, viral culture or other rapid tests for suspicious needlesticks?", dated... Read more »

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American Foundation for AIDS Research: HIV Treatment-Experienced Patients Set High Standards for Therapy Success

Multiple-drug-resistant virus is a growing concern in HIV treatment. A survey commissioned by the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) found that patients who have failed at least two HIV drug regimens continue to have high standards for... Read more »
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needlestick injury (medical worker)

Posted by frankie78, 1 Reply
I know my risk is extremely low, but the more reassurance I get, the better I feel. I work for a medical device reprocessing company and we collect single used devices from the operating room. I was picking up a container one day and a syringe (that... Read more »

i am a health care worker...

Posted by Anonymous
I am a health care worker in Baltimore. Every other patient that
I come into contact with in my clinic is an HIV or AIDS patient.
I would like everyone who has this disease to know that I pray
for a cure everyday, and do my best to help those who... Read more »

Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

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Ex-Lab Worker Questions HIV Test Results

By FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press writer

BALTIMORE - Thousands of patients could have received questionable HIV (news - web sites) test results not just hundreds, as hospital officials have suggested,... Read more »

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Boon for HIV & AIDS patients - Yoga & Pranayama - Swami Ramdev
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My dear Brothers & Sisters,

Re: Great ancient Indian science "Yoga & Pranayama" is a boon for HIV & AIDS patients.

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