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Risk Of Hiv For Healthcare Workers

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...Occupational HIV Transmission to Healthcare Personnel ." Although the most important strategy for reducing the risk of occupational HIV transmission is to prevent occupational exposures, plans for postexposure management of health care personnel should be in place. For guidelines on management of occupational exposure, refer to the June 29, 2001, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, " Updated U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines for the...
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risk to immune compromised HIV+ clinic worker

In the case of a substantially immune compromised HIV+ clinic worker, do you advocate exclusion from assignments which frequently encounter yet-to-be-diagnosed contagious/infectious diseases such as Tuberculosis, hepatitis, etc? Do you know of a...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...In healthcare settings, I must defer to healthcare providers. The best source on this is the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care. They deal with this kind of question every day.You can correspond Read more »

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 do... Read more »

Lasik and HIV positive candidates

As the RN in this Ophthalmology group, I have been tasked by the physician to provide information on what precautions should be taken by staff and the laser team when doing LASIK surgery on an HIV positive patient. Also, what do we need to know...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...An HIV+ person on effective treatment (undetectble virus levels) poses little/no risk to health care workers for most routine procedures if standard precautions are followed. The risk is also low even for untreated HIV+ patients who Read more »

Doctor's HIV Status

If, during surgery, a doctor cuts himself can he require the patient submit to an HIV test and does the patient have a right to know the HIV status of the doctor in California?
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
...Hepatitis B/C to see if that person is already infected. Depending on the risk, the injured person is offered therapy for HIV. Most healthcare workers have been vaccinated against Hepatitis B so this is not usually an issue. Currently, therapy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Lowering the Risk of Secondary HIV Transmission: Insights From HIV-Positive Youth and Health Care Providers

...infected HIV-positive youth engage in sexually risky behaviors, and a better understanding of the perceptions of these youth and of health care providers regarding disclosure of HIV status and risk reduction would aid in the development of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Health Care Workers Face Increased Risk of Mortality From HIV, Other Bloodborne Diseases, Study Finds

... A new CDC study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine has found that health care workers face an increased risk of dying from bloodborne diseases, such as HIV, and related illnesses compared with workers in other Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...what steps to take to makeall types of sex as safe as possible. If you would like to discuss theseissues, see a sex educator or health care provider at your local AIDS serviceorganization or treatment center. Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...using new or clean needles Finding out your HIV status if you are planning to get pregnant and working with a knowledgeable health care provider and obstetrician if you are HIV positive If you protect yourself in these ways, you do not need... Read more »
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HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...Hi everyone, I have good reason to be worried that I have HIV, and am waiting the time to be retested (first was negative, which was about one month after I think I could have been infected, Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
...What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

cdc info / stats

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...hope this helps anyone like me get a little sleep i copied it off the cdc website: The risk of getting HIV from one incident of sharing an infected needle or syringe is less than one percent. The risk of a health-care worker Read more »