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Wanted: Nurse Practitioner position

Posted by holladaytn, 1 Reply
I am a newly diagnosed HIV+ man looking for a Nurse Practitioner position. I have 14 years critical care Registered Nurse experience working in a inner city Level One trauma center, then went back to school and got my Family Nurse Practitioner... Read more »

Just tested Postive and less than 9 months left on school to become Nurse Practioner

Posted by lostnstl314, 3 Replies
I just found out yesterday that i am positive for hiv. I have never been sick and also have used condoms with previous partners. I am lost for a answer, but honestly cant dwell on why but to move forward. I donated blood and found out that way. I... Read more »

Can You Be HIV+ and a Nurse?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am thinking of going to nursing school. I am poz, however, and have done the ethical thing and have contacted chairpersons of nursing depts. at two local colleges. Neither has gotten back to me and I am getting distinctly chilly vibes. Does... Read more »

Nursing Assistant with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I am a Nursing Assistant that is HIV+. All of my Coworkers know and some of the families of my residents know nd it was hard at first. I was constintly reminded that I have HIV and that I have to be extra careful. Well I was always careful and I... Read more »

Please support our "ugly necklace" nurse's contest

Posted by rninli
Hi everyone - My husband is HIV + and a bunch of us nurses in a small community hospital on Long Island in NY and we decided to have some fun and be creative and we entered the "ugly necklace" contest sponsored by "land of odds" bead stores and we... Read more »
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Confidentiality for HIV testing through your general practitioner?

This may seem a really strange question. I remember reading somewhere that if you get tested for HIV through your general practitioner (or internal medicine doctor) then, regardless of the result, you may be refused mortgages, loans etc in the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The best way to get tested without it going on your medical record is by using an anonymous testing site; however, not all states have these sites, and even those that exist are reeling from ongoing budget cuts.Testing through your private... Read more »

Test Kits: Question from a Fellow Practitioner

Dear Holodniy, What commercial tests are there for detecting HIV "N" and "O" types - would appreciate if you can be specific on the test kit suppliers (if applicable)... I have a patient who had exposure in India which shared...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There is no N type test available to my knowledge. The O type test is by Organon Teknika: Vironostika HIV Uni-Form II plus O. MH... Read more »

General Practitioner

Hi Doc-How reasonable is to expect my GP to suspect or determine HIV? I've had many labs done over the years including TSH levels.Thanks...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,How "reasonable" is it? I'd say completely unreasonable! Listen up: TSH levels have nothing to do with HIV (other than they both have an "H" in them) and general practitioners are not mind readers! You are the one who... Read more »

Finding a general practitioner

Hello, my question is that I don't know how to find a general physician that sees HIV patients. I tested positive through a clinic and found an infectious disease doctor who put me on atripla, dapsone, zithromax, and valcyte. My HIV doc says...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
While it is not uncommon for specialists to limit their scope of practice to a specific area of medicine, it places the responsibility onto the patient to become their own advocate in terms of communication and coordination of care among their... Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

New Guidelines Issued for General Practitioners Caring for Displaced HIV-Infected Patients

Some HIV-infected patients may have interrupted their antiretroviral therapy and other medications due to the recent hurricane disasters. The following link provides some guidance to the general practitioners attending to the medical needs of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers' Association Launches Registry of Practitioners Treating HIV/AIDS

The Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers' Association on Friday at a meeting in Harare, Zimbabwe, launched a register of practitioners who treat HIV/AIDS, The Herald /AllAfrica.com reports. According to Tapera Dzviti, ZINATHA's secretary for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Improving the Quality of STI Care by Private General Practitioners: A South African Case Study

The authors implemented a multifaceted intervention to improve the quality of sexually transmitted infection (STI) care among 64 private general practitioners (GPs) working in two urban districts in Gauteng Province, South Africa. They then... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nurses, Physician Assistants as Good as Doctors for HIV Care

A study of 68 U.S. HIV clinics found that physician assistants and nurse practitioners provided a quality of care comparable to that of doctors who specialize in HIV/AIDS and they generally outperformed non-specialist doctors. As part of their... Read more »