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Risk Of Hiv For Healthcare Workers

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The Well Project

Considering HIV Treatment

Table of Contents Are You Ready? The Right Health Care Provider Knowledge About HIV A Positive Attitude Are You Ready? Treatment with HIV drugs can improve quality of life and help people living with HIV (HIV-positive people) stay healthier longer. But starting treatment is a big decision. In order to get the most benefit from HIV drugs, they must be used just the way they are prescribed. Taking your treatment correctly is as...
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Healthcare workers w/HIV

I am currently doing and argument paper for my Engl class and my argument is: Should Healthcare workers have to tell their patients that they have tested positive for HIV? My question is are healthcare workers(nurses, doctors,etc..) required to let...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Here's the most important question you can ask yourself--then answer in your paper: if patients knew that their healthcare workers had HIV, what could or should the patients do differently? You should be coming up with a big silence. No, they... Read more »


Dear Dr. Young:Forgive me if this is not the appropriate forum for this question, but I did not know who to ask. I am a healthcare professional working in the ICU of a large hospita. I have been HIV+ for 3 or 4 years. Never been ill, never been on...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thanks for your questions and warm comments.Hopefully, this the issue of smallpox vaccinations won't become a significant one in the near-term future (though some have suggested that certain key health care workers may be first to be... Read more »

Healthcare worker exposure

Hello. I am an RN in an emergency dept. and am losing my mind over this. Rationally I don't believe there is any risk but I have OCD and am obsessed with this now. Yesterday I was taking an iv out of an aids patient- I had my mouth closed...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There is absolutely, positively, really no risk here. DW... Read more »

healthcare worker

what is the "latest" BASIC regimen recommendation for postexposure of healthcare workers with a hiv+ patient. Is it better to be on the 600mg azt + 3tc 150bid combination or would the azt solo 600mg a day do just as well. ......thank...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
There is no basic recommendation since it depends on the type of exposure and likelihood for transmission. In general moderate level risk exposures might be handeld with AZT + 3TC while high risk exposures generally recommend use of three drugs.... Read more »
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Poz Healthcare workers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm an HIV+ guy who works in medicine, and I am desperately seeking others like me. I am having a great deal of difficulty with my shift-work schedule and the high stress level of my work. How do others cope? My health is declining because of... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I dont understand how HIV is transmitted in hospitals and other healthcare facilities because they all now a days atleast in north america used new sterile needles when injecting or taking blood so how is HIV transmitted through the healthcare... Read more »

Anyone in Chicago + in healthcare want to chat?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm a healthcare professional who has been HIV+ for just over a year, am on meds (my choice) doing well, in a committed relationship with a neg partner, just want someone to email back and forth with or maybe have coffee just to talk. It helps... Read more »

Outreach Worker / HIV Counselor and Tester

Posted by Anonymous
John XXIII AIDS Ministry
Outreach Worker / HIV Counselor and Tester in Salinas, California

The AACT Program (African-American Counseling and Testing) Coordinator will be in charge of identifying and HIV testing high-risk African-Americans. This... Read more »