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Nurses Caring For HIV Positive

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
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 at the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City, Reuters reports. Delegates at the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Nurses Association to Help South African Nurses Cope With Stress of Caring for HIV/AIDS Patients

The Canadian Nurses Association has launched a four-year, $2.27 million program to help South African nurses deal with the "extreme" levels of stress, anxiety and unhappiness they feel in caring for HIV/AIDS patients, Toronto's Globe and Mail ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Half of Families of Libyan HIV-Positive Children Oppose Negotiations in Case of Alleged Intentional Infection by Bulgarian Nurses

About half of the family members of the more than 400 HIV-positive Libyan children who were allegedly intentionally infected by five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor oppose any negotiations with the Bulgarian government regarding the case,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

I am a nurse what if iam positive

I am a Icu nurse if i tested positive for HIV would I lose my job? If not would I be able to assist with procedures IE central line placement, swan-ganz placement....
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Because I am not a medical professional, I do not know exactly what kinds of procedures you do and how most hospitals rule on this situation. But you can get help at the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, at They deal with exactly... Read more »


I was recently diagnosed HIV positive and have decided to be treated for HIV by my hospital's infectious disease specialists. The specialists recommend a primary care physician to treat other unrelated or unknown ailments. I have an...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well - not exactly a medical query - but I'd say that it would be great if you did feel welcome and trusting of all the medical personnel you will deal with. Including the nurses. And changing doctors to find that right combination may be one... Read more »

student nurse and positive

dear doci am supposed to be graduating in december with a bachelor of science in nursing and i just discovered that i am positive. can i still become a nurse?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
This may be our number one question, if you leave out the term paper questions. We've answered it from a number of angles. After you read the previous answers in this forum, you still have a question from an angle that we haven't... Read more »

HIV Positive Health Care Workers

What is the law/ethical responsibilty of health care workers to reveal their HIV status to patients they are taking care of. I have heard that physicians are required to tell their patients if they are HIV +. Does the same apply to nurses, medical...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Laws vary from state to state, and generally local hospital boards have jurisdiction over these matters. Please remember that HIV is not easy to transmit. It requires direct contact between one of the four infectious fluids--blood, semen, vaginal... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

Hiv Positive Dating | Hiv Positive Singles | Hiv Positive Forums | Hiv Positive Chatroom

Posted by Chloe1023, 5 Replies is a HIV positive singles dating site for individuals who may be HIV positive or have AIDS. We understand that living with this virus/disease can be difficult when it comes to dating. We want to provide the opportunity for... Read more »

nursing student needing info

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am a second year nursing student. I have an assignment to do based on autoimmune diseases and I have chosen to learn more about aids. I would really appreciate it if someone could e-mail me and correspond with me about the subject. However,... Read more »