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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: AHF Goes After Bareback Gay Porn by Treasure Island -- AIDS Group Files Complaints With Cal/OSHA Over Condom-Less Porn

AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) plans to file "Notice of Safety or Health Hazards" complaints with California's Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) about the lack of condom use in adult films... Read more »
U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSHA Revises Bloodborne Pathogens Compliance Directive

A new directive issued today by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will help minimize serious health risks faced by workers exposed to blood and other potentially infectious materials. Among the risks are human immunodeficiency virus... Read more »
AIDS Healthcare Foundation

AHF to File Cal/OSHA Complaints Over Porn Industry's Blacklist on Condoms

As part of its ongoing campaign to require the use of condoms in porn films shot and produced in California in an effort to reduce the spread of STDs including HIV, AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) will host a press conference tomorrow, Thursday,... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV infection from blood test?

Hi. I recently took a few (non-HIV) blood tests from a reputable medicalcenter. However, I did not notice whether a new needle was used or not. Is there a U.S. law saying that evenfor regular blood tests, new needles must be used? Has there been any...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. In the United States, federal OSHA laws (and various state laws) require thatneedles not be re-used between patients. Needles in the USA are disposable,and are never re-used. For medical equipment that is re-used... Read more »

hiv + food service workers

I am writing a term paper on the implications and public risks of HIV+ workers in the food service industry. Can you give so insight on resources I should access to help me with this issue?...
Lynne Gabriel

Response from Lynne Gabriel

WorkPositive, Inc.
Your question is a good one with a fairly simple answer. An HIV+ person working in food service poses no more risk to the public than does any other employee -- if safety procedures (OSHA guidelines) are being properly adhered to and the workplace... Read more »

Restrictions and policy for HIV + nursing graduate

I am an HIV+ 2005 nursing graduate in Tennessee. I find that different institutions have varied regulations on HIV+ nurses. Is there a government regulation or document on the of safe delivery of patient care, disclosure of HIV+ nurses, and what...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Every hospital board sets its own policy regarding employees who have bloodborne pathogens--thank heavens! Imagine what it would look like if legislators wrote it. Could be a train wreck. There are OSHA standards on safe delivery of patient care.... Read more »

superficial scratch with a staple from an hiv positive patient folder

Hello,I don't know if I am overreacting or if i should be concern. Today at work while i was carrying an hiv positive patient's folder, I have accidentally scratched myself superficially in the finger with a staple that was poking out at...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYes you are overreacting! HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or... Read more »
Connect With Others

occupational exposure

Posted by stars, 1 Reply
I have just this week had an occupational exposure. I stuck myself with an instrument from a patient known to be Hep B and HIV positive.
Although academically I understand the low risk factor, emotionally the experience has been hard. I am always... Read more »

Negative Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I received a nonreactive (i.e., negative) result on Monday. This was 7 months after a pretty low risk exposre that I thought gave me symptoms similar to ARS and one week short of 5 months to an occurence that is so low risk that I don't even know if... Read more »

My Story/Questions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Reading others' stories has really helped me deal with my situation so I figured I would post mine.

About seven weeks ago I had unprotected heterosexual sex with a woman that I met in a bar. The day after the incident I did a little research at the... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »