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Nurses Caring For HIV Positive

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Exposure to HIV positive blood

I am a nurse who was caring for an HIV positive patient. He had a left arm wound that was connected to a wound vac. The tubing became disconnected and when I went to reconnect it some of the fliud splashed out of the tubing. I felt a light mist but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I agree you did not have a significant HIV exposure and PEP is currently not warranted. However, all occupational exposures or potential occupational exposures should be Read more »

HIV/HEP B+ NURSE

I AM INTERESTED IN PURSUING A NURSING CAREER. ONE OF THE PROGRAMS REQUIRES A DRUG TEST AND HEALTH... Read more »

Disclosure/Nursing school

I plan on starting nursing school next fall. Do I need to let anyone know I am HIV positive before... Read more »
Articles
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 Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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

...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 reports. Nurses account for 75% of health care workers in... Read more »
Lambda Legal

Lambda Legal Files Federal Discrimination Complaint On Behalf of Stroke Victim Who Was Denied Care by Six Louisiana Nursing Homes Because He Has HIV

...filed a discrimination complaint against a personal care home that refused to admit him because the staff would be uncomfortable caring for him. The man dropped the complaint when the home offered him a room. About Lambda Legal's AIDS Project ... 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 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 Read more »

HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies
...to, disclose but I know it would be unwise to do so. Any advice? Should I pursue this career path at all? Anyone know an HIV + dentist? Read more »

HIV Clinical Care Coordinator NYC

Posted by Anonymous
...Job title: HIV Clinical Care Coordinator Job Site: Ryan Center Organization Brief overview: The Ryan Center is an independent not-for-profit Read more »

Final Hope Gone - Need Your Help

Posted by Choosing2Liv, 7 Replies
...they meant. I don't know whether I'm in decent shape or if I'm knocking at death's door. One thing I did hear her say was, "HIV is like hypertension and diabetes...just something you have to learn to live with...just take your medicine and... Read more »