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Importance Of HIV Vaccines As A Tool In Healthcare

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HIV Vaccines

Table of Contents What Is a Vaccine? I Have HIV -- Why Do HIV Vaccines Matter to Me? Can an HIV Vaccine Cause HIV Infection? Is There an HIV Vaccine? Are There HIV Vaccine Studies Going on Now? How Are HIV Vaccines Tested? What Results Have Been Seen in HIV Vaccine Research? Is HIV Vaccine Research Going Forward? How Long Will it Take to Find an HIV Vaccine That Works? Do Vaccine Trials Do Anything to Help Reduce the...
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HIV +. HEALTHCARE WORKER,...SMALLPOX VACCINE?

Dear Dr. Young:Forgive me if this is not the appropriate forum for this question, but I did not know who to ask. I am a healthcare professional working in the ICU of a large hospita. I have been HIV+ for 3 or 4 years. Never been ill, never been on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your questions and warm comments.Hopefully, this the issue of smallpox vaccinations won't become a significant one in the near-term future (though some have suggested that certain key health care workers may be first to be... Read more »

EMERGENCY ROOM DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT PEP! (NEW YORK STATES PEP TOOL) (TOOL TO OFFER FAST HELP FOR HIV EXPOSURE, 2009)

Dr. Bob,I live in New York (the state not the city). I had a significant HIV exposure and went to an ER. The doc and staff never heard of PEP. What's up with that?Zorro...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,We've heard many similar stories from across the country. New York State is doing its part to remedy this unconscionable situation (see below). I'm hopeful all other states won't be far behind.Dr. BobTool to Offer Fast Help for... Read more »

Gardasil (HPV) vaccine for those already with HPV (HPV Vaccine for MEN) (GARDASIL) VACCINE (HPV)

I'm a 43 year old man with HPV already, awaiting biopsy results to see if I have anal cancer as we speak. Is it a waist of time and resources to get the Gardasil (HPV) vaccine at this time, or will it help down the road whether I have anal...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Gardasil is a preventative, not a therapeutic vaccine. Consequently if you already have the HPV strains contained within the vaccine, getting inoculated will not provide any help. I'll reprint some information about Gardasil from the... Read more »

Healthcare worker initially non-immune titer, now immune after needlestick

I work in acute dialysis and prior to begining work had baseline bloodwork completed whihc included negitive for Hep A, B, and C, and non-immune for HBsAb, concurrently I tested myself through a home-testing for HIV (which was also negative.) I am...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You should not be ashamed to ask for help. We all have needlestick worries and risks. However if you never received the vaccine you may have been exposed to HBV. I would recommend that you get HBcore antibody. If it is positive then you have really... Read more »
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HIV vaccine in the making

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Read this article below and someone explain a couple of things to me..i am a health care professional, and part of my job is HIV/AIDS education. during my trainin on HIV i was told and (i teach this as well to my students) that people can't get HIV... Read more »

Poz Healthcare workers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm an HIV+ guy who works in medicine, and I am desperately seeking others like me. I am having a great deal of difficulty with my shift-work schedule and the high stress level of my work. How do others cope? My health is declining because of... Read more »

HealthCare

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I dont understand how HIV is transmitted in hospitals and other healthcare facilities because they all now a days atleast in north america used new sterile needles when injecting or taking blood so how is HIV transmitted through the healthcare... Read more »

Healthcare

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a little confused here and again some people are throwing out different stuff. if you come up positive with HIV they will call you right because they wont wait two weeks to call once they mail it off i thought if your positive they will cally... Read more »