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Most Common Mode Of Hiv Transmission In Healthcare Setting

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...vaginal sex? Can I get HIV from oral sex? How can I prevent HIV transmission when using sex toys? Can I get HIV from injecting drugs? Is there a connection between HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases? Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? Are patients in a health care setting at risk of getting HIV? Have people been infected with HIV from being stuck by needles in non-health care settings? ...
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Universal health care (HEALTH CARE REFORM, 2009)

Not a question, but a comment on a previous one.I live in the UK whose National Health Service has recently been the subject of comparison with the US private/insurance-based health provision. Whilst I do not claim that our NHS is perfect (and what...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...some of the scare tactics that the insurance companies and rightwing Republicans have used to confuse and vilify the issue of health care reform here in the U.S.Dr. BobUniversal Health CareSep 6, 2009 Granted, "Universal Health Care" sounds great... Read more »

wanting to know if I can work in a health care setting after finding out I am HIV+

I recently just completed a certification program to work as a Phlebotomist and EKG technologist. I am afraid that after being out of work for 3 years and having received disability insurance that I am going to have a problem finding a job in...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Please do not let anyone pressure you into disclosing your HIV status. Medical information is confidential, even in a medical setting. If you must undergo blood tests for routine HIV testing after you're hired, which could happen if you work in a... Read more »

pcr or elisa (HIV TESTING)

dear dr.I have actually read in this websites content that PCR are better than antibody. Is this true? Please give me piece of mind. I have tested up to 8 months using standard elisa, its negative. can i let go or should i still do a pcr?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...individual will produce enough antibodies to be detected by an HIV test. If you have any unexplained symptoms, talk with your health care provider and consider re-testing for HIV. Do Any Tests Work Sooner After Infection?Viral load tests detect... Read more »

Husband with Men

Hello there!Ok, lets see. About 3 weeks ago I found out that my husband of 7 years has been unfaithful to me. The worste part about it is that it was mostly with other men. This came to an extreme shock to me when I found out. I have forgiven...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...a priority for the current administration and just one of many reasons why we need a regime change here in the U.S. HIV/AIDS health care, like health care for other conditions, remains shamefully inadequate for the uninsured. Many HIV-positive... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings

...recommendations for voluntary HIV counseling and testing were extended to include hospitalized patients and persons obtaining health care as outpatients in acute-care hospital settings, including emergency departments (EDs). 10 Hospitals with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Consistency of State Statutes With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV Testing Recommendations for Health Care Settings

...Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Health-care Settings" in September 2006. These guidelines call for all patients ages 13-64 in health care settings to be offered HIV screening on an opt-out basis, without separate written consent and prevention... Read more »

H1N1 (Swine Flu) and HIV: How U.S. HIV Health Care Settings Are Gearing Up for the 2009 Flu Season

...the waiting room to that influenza. These are all countermeasures to try and reduce spread of the virus. If you need to seek healthcare, consider wearing a face mask or covering your nose with a tissue. And when you arrive at the office ask --... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers for Professional Partners: Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Healthcare Settings

...adults and adolescents aged 13-64 in all Healthcare Settings? CDC believes that the adoption of voluntary HIV screening in health care settings will help health care workers identify persons with previously unrecognized HIV infection and link... Read more »
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Manager, Health Programs (HIV/AIDS)

Posted by hresources
...part of helping to: 1) reduce the incidence of HIV in the Black community; 2) ensure HIV testing is considered as a standard of health care in relationship to other familiar chronic conditions; 3) increase the number of individuals- who dont... Read more »


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 Read more »

eeek! brain damage!

Posted by daisey6205, 7 Replies
...go back to the doc until the 9th of this month for checkup. my last appt was 3 months ago. someone please tell me this is not hiv related. i know i have been stressed out, but everyone gets stressed out. i feel like i have brain damage.... Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »