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Nurse And How To Treat Hiv Patient

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AIDS InfoNet

Choosing an HIV Care Provider

...specialist in internal medicine as your primary physician. No matter what their specialty, you will get better HIV care from providers who have experience treating people at all stages of HIV disease. Be sure to ask how many patients with HIV they have treated, and how many they currently see. HIV patients do better when their physicians have more experience treating HIV disease. Do You Have Similar Ideas About Treating HIV? Some...
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Nurse exposed to HIV + blood

I am a nurse who was working, I took blood from an HIV + patient, wore the protective gloves and no problems during ths procedure. However, approximately 1 minute later the patient asked that another piece of tape be put on the gauze where the blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...exposures) be reported to your occupational health division where the incident can be documented, evaluated and, if necessary, treated.Dr. Bob Read more »

Nurse said saliva can transmit HIV now im freaking out...

Hi Dr Bob!Im really hopeing you can answer my question so i can go on living my normal life...I went and got an HIV test at my 3 month period...While waiting i asked the nurse if HIV+ Saliva were to come in contact with an open gash or wound on my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and Drug Administration. Are young people at significant risk of HIV infection? Are there treatments for HIV/AIDS? Many HIV patients take these drugs in combinationa regimen known as highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). When taken as... Read more »

Restrictions and policy for HIV + nursing graduate

I am an HIV+ 2005 nursing graduate in Tennessee. I find that different institutions have varied regulations on HIV+ nurses. Is there a government regulation or document on the of safe delivery of patient care, disclosure of HIV+ nurses, and what...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Imagine what it would look like if legislators wrote it. Could be a train wreck. There are OSHA standards on safe delivery of patient care. Try their website, searching specifically for HIV-related standards, or bloodborne pathogen policies. Your... Read more »

Employee Issue with HIV

What does a nursing supervisor do if a nurse says she wants to be assigned to a different patient because her current patient is HIV positive with an open wound?Employee says it is because of religious beliefs...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...Refusal to treat a patient with HIV is hardly a "religious" issue. I am unaware of the requirement to practice bigotry in any religion. It's a direct refusal Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Find Few Differences in Health Outcomes for HIV-Positive Patients Cared for by Nurses Versus Doctors

... HIV-positive patients who receive care from trained nurses fare just as well as those who are treated by physicians, according to two studies released Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Scientists Plan Help for HIV Patients With Mental Illness

...and mental health department are developing guidelines to help health care professionals identify and care for HIV-positive patients with mental health disorders. The guidelines, being written for nurses and counselors, will address how to... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...oryou are drinking alcohol or taking street drugs, youmay not be ready for Hep C treatment right away. Some doctors start their patients on medications tominimize the risk of depression a month beforestarting Hep C therapy. If you are using... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Filgrastim (Neupogen)

... for more information on these laboratory tests. Advanced HIV disease can cause neutropenia. It can be fairly common in HIV patients using medications that can damage the bone marrow, such as: ganciclovir, a drug used to treat cytomegalovirus... Read more »
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4th Year Medical Student Seeking Advice

Posted by k84, 5 Replies
...awareness in medicine and would love to hear any opinions or advice you have about what doctors can do or say when seeing gay patients to make them feel more accepted and comfortable. Also, what issues specific to HIV positive gay men do you... Read more »

Help me to be a better nurse

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...As part of this semester I am to give a presentation on HIV. I would like to focus on "how to be a better nurse to the HIV patient.". Is there anything you would like to tell a graduating group of nurses? Any of your thoughts or advice is... Read more »

Just checking in...

Posted by Donna, 4 Replies
...that do not believe I should be a nurse with HIV but I have encountered many more that think its great I can really feel what a patient is feeling , as I have been the patient so many times in so many different capacitys.. I am specializing in... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...countries: that the epidemic is fueled by people of color -- mostly Africans and Asians, particularly men. In Ukraine, nearly all patients are white, almost half are women, and most are younger than 25. Antiretroviral medications have only... Read more »