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Shelters For People With Hiv

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Washington Post Examines Local Shelter For Homeless People Living With HIV/AIDS

The Washington Post on Tuesday examined the Washington, D.C.-based homeless care center Joseph's House , which provides nursing services and support to homeless people living with HIV/AIDS. Physician David Hilfiker in 1990 opened Joseph's House... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Justice Department Announces Settlement That Requires Homeless Shelters in Washington, D.C., to Provide Adequate Accommodations for Disabled

The Department of Justice on Friday announced that it has reached a settlement with Washington, D.C., officials that requires the district to make homeless shelters more accessible to disabled populations, including people living with HIV/AIDS, the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Burma Shuts HIV/AIDS Shelter After Suu Kyi Visit

One day after it was visited by newly freed democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a shelter housing HIV/AIDS patients was shut down by Burmese authorities. More than 600 people were on hand to cheer Wednesday's visit by Suu Kyi, who promised to help... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Can I Volunteer at an Animal Rescue Shelter?

Dear Dr.,I want to volunteer at an animal rescue shelter to help take care of our little "friends". That would include running dogs, cleaning kennels, collecting feces, litter boxes, etc. All animals receive veterinean attention, however...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Generally should be OK to work at animal shelter with common sense precautions (make sure you are vaccinated properly, use gloves when appropriate-would inform your HIV provider in case there are individual considerations or monitoring that would be... Read more »

Shelter + Donation

I work in a homeless shelter, and I think I'm suffering with OCD. I want to do my job well and fear overcomes me. If you can give me your thought on these risks, and you feel like there was no risk, I will certainly get help for this problem so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You are worried that a homeless man's pee residue might be on your rolled up car window and when you roll the window down the pee might get into your eyes and infect you with, HIV ? WOWZA!!! I think you may well have just won this... Read more »

HIV between two hiv-negative people?(HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

is there a way hiv can develop through a hiv-negative person's vaginal fluid on a hiv-negative's small cut(ripped hang nail) through clothed mutual masturbation?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Here we go again! I find it shocking how often the question of "can two HIV negative people transmit HIV to each other?" comes up! And I find it disheartening to see this question now coming up in the context of mutual masturbation!... Read more »

Shelter Exposure

Hi Doctor,I used to work at a women's shelter and prior to knowing a woman with a auto-immune defficiency (which causes her to have open/seeping wounds) who was also hep c positive I moved some of her things to her room. It was brought to my...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I agree with the first doctor that there was no need to test in the first place. Since you are feeling anxiety, you should be sure that your other vaccines are upto date such as hepatitis B vaccine. If you feel that you are also becoming reclusive,... Read more »
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