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Should A Nurse Tell Patients If They Are Hiv Positive

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Nurse stuck with Needle from HIV patient

Dr. Bob,Tonight during Thanksgiving dinner, my sister-in-law told me about having to go on PEP after a needle stick. She is an ER nurse and the patient is HIV positive with a very high viral load.She told me she was told the chances of getting HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...figures your sister-in-law mentioned are accurate. Her risk for occupationally acquired HIV from a needle stick from a source patient confirmed to be HIV infected is 1 in 300.Regarding PEP, you are correct: A course of PEP is 28 days, not 14. PEP... Read more »

Exposure to HIV positive blood

I am a nurse who was caring for an HIV positive patient. He had a left arm wound that was connected... Read more »

HIV infection

Hi, I'm a nursing student and I was doing a case study. A nurse was accidentally infected by a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Studies Find Few Differences in Health Outcomes for HIV-Positive Patients Cared for by Nurses Versus Doctors

... HIV-positive patients who receive care from trained nurses fare just as well as those who are treated by physicians, according to two studies released Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Nurses Association to Help South African Nurses Cope With Stress of Caring for HIV/AIDS Patients South African nurses deal with the "extreme" levels of stress, anxiety and unhappiness they feel in caring for HIV/AIDS patients, Toronto's Globe and Mail reports. Nurses account for 75% of health care workers in South Africa, which has... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Nursing Assessment of the Patient With Primary HIV Infection: Key to Improving Clinical Recognition

...taking, and review of laboratory studies, can go a long way in aiding an accurate medical diagnosis. In many health care settings, patients encounter a registered nurse well before seeing a physician or nurse practitioner. Assessment and history... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Medicare to Pay Higher Rates to Nursing Homes Caring for Patients With AIDS

...Nursing homes caring for patients with AIDS this fall will receive increased Medicare payment rates, according to a CMS release . Under a provision in the Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV Positive Doctors and Medical Students

Posted by JumptheHorizon, 4 Replies
...down). Anyway, what is the story for Doctors who are HIV positive? I saw a news article in the newspaper which said that recent patients of a HIV positive doctor are to be tested for the virus. Does this mean HIV positive Doctors cannot... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...countries: that the epidemic is fueled by people of color -- mostly Africans and Asians, particularly men. In Ukraine, nearly all patients are white, almost half are women, and most are younger than 25. Antiretroviral medications have only... Read more »

How do you "patiently" wait?

Posted by dj1979, 4 Replies
...- first wait for enough time after exposure for antibodies to develop, then wait for test results, then wait for appt. with HIV specialist, then wait for more test results. I AM SICK OF WAITING!!! I just heard from my new doctor's office, and... Read more »

HIV Clinical Care Coordinator NYC

Posted by Anonymous
...offering HIV Prevention Education and Outreach, Mental Health Counseling and Substance Abuse Counseling and Primary Care to patients 13 to 24 years of age. The Ryan Center has been at the forefront of community health care and is dedicated to... Read more »