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Issues Facing Healthcare Professionals In Managing Hiv/aids Treatment

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AIDS InfoNet

How to Spot HIV/AIDS Fraud

...Administration approve this product or treatment? If not, why not? What uses has the product been tested for? Where can I see the test results? What are the side effects, or other risks, of using this product or treatment? Whom can my health care provider call for more information? Take Your Time; Check It Out Legitimate health care providers should not be opposed if you want to get more information about a new treatment or product....
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HIV and healthcare workers

Dear Dr. Frascino,First, I want to say how much I love your sense of humor. You crack me up all the time with some of your responses. I think your the greatest and you inspire me! My ? is , I currently work as a certified surgical technologist...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hey James,Well I certainly don't see a cure just around the corner; consequently, I would bet HIV-related discrimination will be with us for quite some time. You could consider looking for an employment opportunity in a more Read more »

HIV/AIDS

can i take nevirapine alone for PEP? after a burst condom?
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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

Rocky Mountain CARES
...have been cases of liver toxicity (even liver failure) after using NVP in this setting.I have to question the education of the healthcare provider who gave you this prescription.BY Read more »

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
...since 1985, when the test for HIV was licensed. Since then, all donated blood and donors of organs or tissue are tested for HIV. Health care workers, such as nurses, risk getting infected if they are stuck with a needle containing infected blood... Read more »

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
...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 vaccinated, aside from military).Currently, I'm very conservative and not... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Clinton in Tanzania Announces New Program to Train Health Care Workers to Treat HIV/AIDS in Rural Areas

...President Clinton on Wednesday was scheduled to arrive in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, to announce a new program to recruit and train health care workers to treat HIV/AIDS in rural parts of the country, AFP/News24.com reports (AFP/News24.com,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canada: Ontario Hospital Association Sending Health Care Workers to Lesotho to Help Begin Lesotho's HIV/AIDS Treatment Program

...The Ontario Hospital Association plans to send Canadian health care workers to the small African country of Lesotho over the next few months to "kick start" the country's "desperately needed" antiretroviral Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Could Have "Devastating" Impact on Health Infrastructures Due to Effects on Health Care Workers, Opinion Piece Says

...with denial, fear, hopelessness and an unwillingness to be tested or treated." Ncayiyana concludes that the "attrition" among health care professionals "undermine[s]" efforts to improve health care systems, strengthen HIV/AIDS prevention and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. Should Create Organization to Mobilize Health Care Workers to Countries Most Affected by HIV/AIDS, IOM Panel Says

...HIV/AIDS Report , 4/6). The law ( HR 1298 ) authorizing PEPFAR calls for the creation of a "pilot program for the placement of health care professionals in overseas areas severely affected by HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria" ( Washington... Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...all Americans. The NAACP considers health as a civil rights issue, and is committed to serving as a leader in addressing HIV/AIDS. Under direction from the Religious Affairs and Health Committees of the national Board of Directors, HIV/AIDS... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...of development, vigor and wealth, Kiev is also a troubled place. In my work as part of an international effort to train HIV health care providers in Kiev, I often see first-hand many of the difficulties that roil beneath the surface of this... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »

HIV/AIDS Prevention Program Coordinator

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...profit motive. The Public Health system and the pharmaceutical companies are the main source of information regarding AIDS for health care providers, and limit their information to one side of the scientific debate, ignoring and even... Read more »