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Questionnaire On The Attitude Of Health Workers To Hiv Patients

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Attitudes to HIV and HIV Testing in High Prevalence Areas of China: Informing the Introduction of Voluntary Counseling and Testing Programmes

The researchers conducted a cross-sectional survey using self-completion questionnaires to assess knowledge of and attitudes toward HIV and HIV testing among health professionals and pregnant women in Yunnan Province in southwest China. The goal of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Massachusetts: Trained Community Health Workers From Local Program Help Homeless HIV Patients Overcome a Variety of Issues

Around 80 HIV patients in Greater Boston participate in the Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment program. It is operated by the nonprofit Partners in Health, which is best known for its global work. Started in 1997, PACT assigns trained... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: Restrictions on Health Workers With HIV Lifted as "Outdated" Ban Ends

Beginning in 2014, HIV-infected dentists, doctors, and midwives with undetectable viral loads will be allowed to perform any procedure on patients, according to UK Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies. The policy change stemmed from the success... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Would this be an acceptable way to get through the job health questionnaire?

Hello, I am going to a new job and I'd like to not have to disclose my HIV to my employers. I will to the insurance company, but I don't want my employers to know. I will be working in a hospital, but will be in the lab with no patient...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Yes. You have every reason to be concerned about discrimination, which is apparently becoming fashionable again in some quarters. I encourage you to obtain that letter from your doc. This is the solution we most often recommend. Note: if your doc... Read more »

Ethics on Health Care Worker disclosing patients HIV status

Can a health care worker disclose the status of clients HIV status to a third person, to protect that person from harm?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Only one class of health care worker can disclose a person's HIV status to a third party to my knowledge, and that is the treating MD. The law varies by state, so make sure you know the law in your state. In most states, the only person to whom... Read more »

Health care workers exposed to blood by Aids patient

I was at work and performed an accucheck on a patient. I had gloves on during the testing. After I removed my gloves I noticed blood on my fingertip. The patient was in ICU and had active full blown Aids with a VP shunt in place. What are my chances...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hi thereIf the lancet actually punctured your skin after performing the accucheck then there could be a risk for HIV transmission, though I would say this is small it isn't zero. Since it has been a week since the incident I would not recommend... Read more »

I put that I was HIV positive on the group health insurance questionnaire and then I got fired!

I was hired by a local property management firm on July 12 as a Property Manager. On September 1st the owners wife and bookkeeper gave me a health insurance form to complete which led me to believe that I would be with the company long term. On...
Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Response from Christa Douaihy, Esq.

Member, City of NY Bar Association Committee on AIDS
Dear Writer, Thank you for writing into on your short recitation of the facts you may have a credible federal claim of employment discrimination based on disability (HIV+) if 1) you can amply demonstrate the causal nexus... Read more »
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Attitudes on HIV Drugs Revealed

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Michael Carter

Lipodystrophy too high a price for two years of extra life, say patients

The majority of HIV-positive Californians would be prepared to have their life expectancy shortened by over two years if it meant avoiding the disfigurement of... Read more »

HIV Attitudes

Posted by matthewAZ, 1 Reply
I have been learning to live well with HIV for the past three years and I have determined that attitude and perspective are vital to doing well. I once thought that I was going to die and I did very poorly, in health, in social circumstances, in... Read more »

i am a health care worker...

Posted by Anonymous
I am a health care worker in Baltimore. Every other patient that
I come into contact with in my clinic is an HIV or AIDS patient.
I would like everyone who has this disease to know that I pray
for a cure everyday, and do my best to help those who... Read more »

Attitudes towards HIV and aids

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I am a student at Fordham and our professor gave us a research project concerning "The attitudes towards HIV/AIDS.
We are to find a research problem and a research question.
I would like to ask all of you, as to what do you think my research... Read more »