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Issues Facing Healthcare Professionals In Managing Hiv/aids Treatment

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Considering HIV Treatment

Table of Contents Are You Ready? The Right Health Care Provider Knowledge About HIV A Positive Attitude Are You Ready? Treatment with HIV drugs can improve quality of life and help people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) stay healthier longer. But starting treatment is a big decision. In order to get the most benefit from HIV drugs, they must be used just the way they are prescribed. Taking your treatment correctly is as...
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healthcare professionals

I am taking a graduate level class in Applied Ethics. For a project, I am researching ethical issues related to AIDS in the workplace with a concentration on the healthcare industry. I would appreciate any information regarding sources of...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
This is a huge area of investigation. Here are some resources. If you follow links, you'll unearth a great deal of information. Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (ANAC) www.anac.org. The CDC HIV Web pages, especially those on healthcare... Read more »

Death (HIV/AIDS A CHRONIC, NOT ALWAYS SO MANAGEABLE, CONDITION, 2010) ( HIV AND ACCELERATED AGING, 2010)

I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv disclosed to who stated , "people don't die from aids anymore". For whatever reason after 4 years despite three meds ( kaletra,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Pillboy,Morbidity means illness. Mortality refers to pushing up daisies.Your friend is woefully misinformed. HIV/AIDS is a slowly progressive disease that does not have a cure. That makes it a terminal (fatal) condition. Yes, we have made... Read more »

Response- "Our healthcare system is fair" post

I completely understand and respect this is a HIV forum for questions and information. I respect it because I work in the field educating youth. But I just had to comment on this post, "red blooded american"...what exactly does that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Advocate,Thanks for your comments! I'll repost the question your comments refer to below, as I feel passionately that health care reform is essential, ethical, moral and long overdue! Let's hope Americans can get past the scare... Read more »

Pls doctor i need a professional assesment.

5 weeks ago i had a protected sexual encounter with a south african CSW while on vacation. and a week later i had protected sex with another south african CSW in both cases the condom did not not fail and there was no form of oral contact, i...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello.HIV from a popped pubic pimple? No. This would not be a significant HIV transmission risk.You report you would search the Internet for HIV symptoms and often after reading about them you would "seem to manifest them after (you) learned... Read more »
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Professional in NY feeling alone

Posted by Phoenix1012, 22 Replies
Hi everyone,
I tested positive in January of this year. Since then, I have been carrying around the shame of having caught this. You see, I am in the mental health profession and we have to receive mandatory training every two years on HIV/AIDS.... Read more »

Support for professional women diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
I know that this disease doesn't discriminate. But I feel so alone as a black woman living with this disease. I'm the person in the family that everyone looks up to. I attended the best Universities, have a great career, beautiful home and car... Read more »

U.S. Issues Warning on Use of Anti-AIDS Drug

Posted by Anonymous
Reuters 1/4/01

Atlanta -- Health-care workers who take nevirapine after possible occupational exposure to the AIDS virus risk potentially life-threatening side effects from the anti-AIDS drug, federal health officials said on Thursday.

The Centers for... Read more »

Professional Heterosexual Women/ Men Support Group

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello,

I was diagnosed with HIV in April 1991. I am a heterosexual female and am interested in meeting other heterosexual professional women/ men who are HIV positive. Many of the past support groups that I attended were for gay males, gay... Read more »