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Flu Season and Living With HIV

Introduction What Is the Flu? How Do You Get the Flu? Who Is at Risk For the Flu? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose the Flu? How Do You Prevent the Flu? How Do You Treat the Flu Virus? How Do You Treat Flu Symptoms? What About Flu Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes...
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Nurse with HIV? please help

Ladies-You all are great!I had a question about nurses etc and taking blood from people. I will be short and to the point. Today I went to the Dr. and he reffered me to a company to take my blood for my yearly HIV test. I noticed the lady had both...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Blood tests are performed using new/unused needles and syringes. I'm not sure what you're worried about, but you were not at risk for exposure to HIV in the situation as you describe it. The gloves are for her protection. She's the... Read more »

Nurse told media I was HIV Positive

Do I have any remedy against a nurse who told the media i was hiv positive? I was admitted to the ER after a PTSD episode and the nurse falsely claimed I spit at her. The charges were dropped nolle pros in illinois, however, the damage is...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer,You should immediately contact the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago. The AIDS Legal Council of Chicago provides legal assistance in cases where an individual's HIV status, real or perceived, is the cause of his or her legal... Read more »

HIV/HEP B+ NURSE

I AM INTERESTED IN PURSUING A NURSING CAREER. ONE OF THE PROGRAMS REQUIRES A DRUG TEST AND HEALTH SCREENING ON WHICH I WILL HAVE TO DISCLOSE MY MEDICATIONS. ISN'T THIS THE SAME AS TELLING MY EMPLOYER MY STATUS? I HAVE BEEN HIV+ SINCE THE...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
I can't tell whether the entity asking for this is a school or an employer. In any case, you can safely provide nursing care and I encourage you to move forward. You have a couple of choices: 1. Contact the program and state that you have... 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
Hi,Well just because Nurse Know-it-all "considers all body fluids a risk" doesn't mean it's true. (See below.) In brief, not only saliva, but also nasal secretions, sputum, sweat, tears, urine and vomitus (all bodily fluids) are... Read more »
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Seeking insight into living w/ HIV; not HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello. I'm not HIV+, but am a nursing student in Portland, OR who hopes to gain insight from anyone who would be open and/or comfortable about sharing his/her experiences with me. I am currently enrolled in a course entitled: chronic illness and... Read more »

Nursing paper Interviews sought

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I am a Nursing student at Oakland University in Rochester, Mi. I am doing a paper on living with HIV and I need to interview two people. All information is strictly confidential. If you would be interested in answering approximately 20 questions... Read more »

Need help with a nursing assignment

Posted by Teekay, 4 Replies
I am a nursing student and need to communicate with someone living with a chronic illness. For this assignment I just need to find out from anyone living with a chronic illness the impact of the illness on their life - on social, economic, cultural,... Read more »

nursing student who needs information

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi.
I am a second year nursing student. Our adult health class is required to do a project on autoimmune diseases. I have chosen to study aids. I would appreciate it if someone would correspond with me through e-mail to help me to learn more about... Read more »