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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Basic Facts About HIV and the Law

... HIV/AIDS affects companies and organizations in many ways. Managers and labor leaders are gathering information, talking with their trade and professional associations, learning more about HIV/AIDS, and preparing strategies for HIV/AIDS
Ask the Experts

Hep C risk

My wife is a dental hygienist and I was wanting to know if there is any risk from a couple of scenaios. She doesnt wear a hair net because the office doesn't provide them because its not an OSHA requirement. When she comes home she showers. Whats...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is understandable that you are concerned about your wife's health. However, If HCV was that easy to transmit, we would all be positive. HCV is transmitted mainly through blood to blood exposure like sharing needles or having unsafe sex. Read more »

Marriage and HIV

My husband and I have been monogomous for 17 years. I recently contracted and have been diagnosed with HIV. I work in a prison and was somehow exposed at work. I never used iv drugs or had a blood transfusion nor have I had a sexual partner other...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You should pursue the issue further at work. You make a very good case for occupational exposure and your employer needs to provide appropriate compensation, including medical care and mental healthcare. You and your husband will need some time to... 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.
...Could be a train wreck. There are OSHA standards on safe delivery of patient care. Try their website, searching specifically for HIV-related standards, or bloodborne pathogen policies. Your rights are protected by the Americans with Disabilities... 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) Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: HIV Infects Porn Film Performer

... An active adult-film performer working in the San Fernando Valley recently tested HIV-positive, a clinic that primarily serves the industry confirmed on Tuesday. It is the second HIV infection hitting the lucrative Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: AIDS Activists File Complaint Against Larry Flynt That's what the consumer wants, and we deliver it." Federal law requires all porn performers to be tested for HIV 30 days prior to the start of filming, and Klein said Larry Flynt Productions complies with those standards. None of... Read more »
AIDS Healthcare Foundation

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

...STDs could be prevented in Los Angeles County with the mandated use of condoms on porn sets." AHF, the US' largest non-profit HIV/AIDS healthcare provider, which operates the largest community-based alternative HIV testing program in California... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Foundations File Complaints Against California Adult Film Production Companies for Not Protecting Workers From HIV, Other STDs

...8/20). The complaints stem "from a June 17 report about a Southern California [adult film] actress who tested positive for HIV," and reports that other adult film performers have tested positive for the virus in the last five years,... 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... 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 »

My Story/Questions

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...cold that I still have six weeks later. I had almost put the possible exposure out of my mind when I did a search for early hiv symptoms. When the acute infection stuff came up I got really scared. I haven't had any fever or rash, but I have... Read more »

Negative Results

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...week short of 5 months to an occurence that is so low risk that I don't even know if it warrants testing. The test was only for HIV-1, not HIV-2 nor the O strain. I also did not get an std checkup nor tests for HEP B or HEP C. I was wondering if... Read more »