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Ethics of AIDS disclosure for massage therapists

What is your opinion about Massage Therapists disclosing the fact that they have AIDS to their clients? Do the clients have the right to know?What is the difference between AIDS and HIV?If the drugs are working and my cell count is up, do I still...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
Your question is a very good one -- because it is not a matter of opinion, but one of law. The law says that the right to know is based on the need to know -- disclosure is not necessary unless, in the workplace, there is a "significant... Read more »

gay massage parlor please answer!

Hey Dr BobI have a question concerning risk. I know what I did was stupid and I need to be tested... Read more »

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Dear Dr. Francisco:I got a massage today and the chinese massage therapist vigurously massaged my... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Beijing Gay Venues Join AIDS Intervention Campaign

Nineteen popular gay entertainment venues in Beijing -- bars, massage parlors, and health clubs -- have signed up for the Beijing Anti-AIDS Association for MSM (men who have sex with men) Venues, a group started on May 31 by AIDS prevention... Read more »
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HIV & Me: A Woman's Guide to Living With HIV: Step 4 - Finding Quality Health Care

Even if you don't yet need treatment, it's essential that you find a medical professional who is experienced in treating HIV-positive women. Regular checkups with an HIV health care provider are extremely important, even when you don't feel sick. ... Read more »
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STEP 3: Finding Quality Health Care

Even if you don't need treatment yet, you'll still need to find a medical professional experienced in treating people with HIV. Regular checkups with an HIV health care provider are extremely important, even when you don't feel sick. "The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

American Indian Communities Need HIV Prevention Programs, Testing to Hold Off HIV/AIDS "Time Bomb," Editorial Says

The "conditions are ripe" for HIV/AIDS to reach "epidemic proportions" in American Indian communities, but a concerted effort between federal, state, local and tribal agencies could "tip the balance the other direction," an Arizona Republic ... Read more »
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Hiv from unsanitary lotion in non sexual massage

Posted by jackieole, 2 Replies
Hello. Can you catch Hiv from a non sexual massage. I went into a fairly nice spa and had a half hour massage. I noticed the lady (who was very nice) was using a jar of cream.. not a pumop bottle. I have had anxiety issues in the past and i noticed... Read more »

Massaging someone Hiv+

Posted by Kingsean53, 1 Reply
I have a friend who recently tested positive for Hiv, as a friend I try my best to be there for him. Last week he asked me to apply some medication on his back. As a friend I said yes. However, he did not have any gloves, before I applied the cream... Read more »

Need a Massage Therapist?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, my name is Rhiannon and I am a Certified Massage Therapist living in Pasadena, California. I am interested in becoming employed for an organization in need of a Massage Therapist for paitents diagnosed with HIV and have a need for caring,... Read more »

I need help badly will you please help me

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
May the 5th, 2000 I went to a massage location here in Brazil. I got a massage and more. This lady begin to give me a blow job. I stopped her shortly and asked her to put on a rubber. She did and then she got on top of me for a short time. Next she... Read more »