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Nurses Role In Administering Marinol

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Zimbabwe to Allow Trained Nurses to Prescribe, Administer ARVs

PlusNews examines challenges and concerns over an announcement by the Zimbabwean government that it plans to train nurses to prescribe and administer antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) to people living with HIV in the country. "Previously, nurses were... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Patient Self-Administered Risk-Reduction and Screening Programs

Intervention Aim Tools Brief Description Positive Choice Video Doctor 1 Eliminate or reduce sex risk behaviors or illicit drug use in HIV-positive people Laptop, printed educational worksheet, cuing sheet for providers Patients in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Not-for-Profit Group's Inability to Cover Costs of Administering Ryan White Funds

The Washington Post on Friday examined the Manassas, Va.-based not-for-profit group Prince William Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers ' inability to cover the administrative costs associated with Ryan White CARE Act funding. According to federal... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Marinol. And employment drug testing?

I have a prescription fo marinol. I just got fired from work for a + drug test. I did not get a chance to shop my meds + all the HIV meds what can I do. Please help fast. I can't loose my job...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer, Thank you for writing with this important question. I am very sorry to hear that you were fired from your job due to a positive drug test. It sounds like your prescription medication, Marinol, contributed to the positive... Read more »

Self administered Procrit?

Hi! My Dr. informed me yesterday that I have developed anemia, most likely as a result of AZT. He gave me a Procrit shot and said if I felt less tired we would start doing them more regularly. For work I travel out of state five days a week and go...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,"Has something changed?" Well, actually no, but I can certainly think of something that ought to change - that doctor of yours!Here's the scoop. Procrit is a prescription medication and therefore needs to be prescribed by a... Read more »

NURSE might INFECTED many med studs - BOB's needed. Over 90 med students' common question from Hamburg.

Hello every med stud's role model!:)This is Europe far far away from you, but we hope you remember what it's like here since you're intalian:)We had this event on our campus with free hiv testing done by nurses from one of hospitals...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Euro-Med-Stud,Certainly changing gloves between each test would have been preferable; however, your actual HIV risk from the activity you describe is essentially nonexistent. I do not feel repeat HIV testing is warranted; however, if you're... Read more »

Worried Nurse

I'm a nurse specializing in wound care and I recently sustained a cut from shears contaminated with dried blood. The blood was about 5 or 6 hours old and was completely dry as far as I could tell. My supervisor didn't seem concerned. How...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Dried blood poses no risk of HIV infection. HIV exposed to oxygen dries up in seconds. There is, however, potential risk of hepatitis B or C. If I were you, I'd ask an infectious disease doc about follow-up for those conditions, especially... Read more »
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school paper

Posted by Anonymous
Hi. Would anyone be willing to let me use their experiences with HIV in a case study? Sort of clinical sounding, sorry. I'm a diploma RN who has returned to school to complete my degree. Why? - don't really know. My nursing background is all OR and... Read more »

Traveling to Africa/Yellow Fever Vaccination

Posted by travelingguy
Hey, got a question. I am going to be traveling to Togo and Benin in about three months. I CAN NOT get my doctor to give me the "blessing" to go ahead and get the Yellow Fever Vaccination. Although, I have had it once before back in like 1994,... Read more »

Wasting---help me

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I'm sorry to come on board, but I need help. My husband is wasting away. He's newly on meds, but not gaining. It seems as though his buttcheeks are completely gone. I don't know what to do.

I'm afraid. He's down to 120 and losing despite putting... Read more »

Awareness bracelet and red rubber bracelets

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
Hi everyone- I am making HIV/AIDS awareness bracelets in support of my husband who is HIV+.
I am a nurse and am a big awareness believer- so much so that I have a small home based business creating awareness jewelry. We have tons of styles to chose... Read more »