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Should Health Professionals Get Tested For Hiv

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Czech Patient Group Calls for Mandatory HIV Testing Among Health Professionals

The Czech Patients' Association recently called for mandatory HIV testing among all health workers in the country, the CTK/Prague Daily Monitor reports. Both the Czech Health Ministry and the Czech Doctors' Chamber oppose compulsory testing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pfizer Warns Health Care Professionals of Possible Carcinogen in HIV Treatment Viracept

On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Pfizer Inc. has notified health care professionals that its HIV drug Viracept contains traces of ethyl methanesulfonate (EMS), a potential human carcinogen. FDA has asked Pfizer to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Questions and Answers for Professional Partners: Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents and Pregnant Women in Healthcare Settings

General Background Specific Populations Opt-Out Screening, Counseling and Consent Provider-Specific Information Public Health Implications Reimbursement and Funding Issues Summary Question General Background Why is CDC recommending... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Health Professional, Changing Employers, Medical benefits change?

Very worried here. I am a speech pathologist. I am currently undergoing the interview process for a new position with an Adventist Healthcare hospital. I have several concerns:1) I found out that I was HIV+ while at my current employer of 3 1/2...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Dear Todd, Let's clear the path to your dream job. Lynn Franzoi and I are teaming on this response to give you answers to all your questions.1. If the new employer asks your HIV status, or asks a question clearly aimed at such diagnoses, there... Read more »

Locating Mental Health Professionals trained in HIV

I was diagnoised with HIV in October and have contacted local AIDS groups in two Ohio cities, as well as doctors trained in HIV treatment trying to located a Mental Health Professional familar with HIV. None of these have been able to help. Where do...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I find it really strange that local AIDS groups that provide services to people living with HIV and AIDS do not have a list of qualified mental health professionals to refer you to. Similarly It is bizarre that you say that doctors working with... Read more »

Are certain professionals required to have HIV tests?

A guy I was dating (a semi-pro basketball player for the International Basketball Association)said that HIV testing was standard in the physical for eligibility. Is this true? I believed him and after a 6 month, supposedly monogomous relationship,...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
As far as I know, in the brouhaha that resulted when Magic Johnson made his famous disclosure in 1991, the US professional basketball association obtained HIV education and determined that HIV infection was not an adequate reason to bar someone from... Read more »

How to find mental health professional that I do not have to comfort?

I have been pos for 11 years. I have other, more active, chronic illnesses. Whenever I decide to try therapy (i also have depression), I always wind up having to "comfort" the therapist who obviously find my problems overwhelming. Do you...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
You need to find someone who has experience with people who have medical illnesses, inlcuding HIV/AIDS. They do exist, but psychotherapists with no medical training or experience may find the medical issues intimidating. You might try the local... Read more »
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Support for professional women diagnosed with HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
I know that this disease doesn't discriminate. But I feel so alone as a black woman living with this disease. I'm the person in the family that everyone looks up to. I attended the best Universities, have a great career, beautiful home and car... Read more »

Professional in NY feeling alone

Posted by Phoenix1012, 22 Replies
Hi everyone,
I tested positive in January of this year. Since then, I have been carrying around the shame of having caught this. You see, I am in the mental health profession and we have to receive mandatory training every two years on HIV/AIDS.... Read more »

Prevention professional needed

Posted by Anonymous

BEBASHI (Blacks Educating Blacks About Sexual Health Issues) is looking
for a dynamic, organized professional to direct its HIV and STD
prevention programs. The individual should have a minimum of a Bachelors
Degree in Health, Health Education or Human... Read more »

HIV support groups for Heterosexual Professionals

Posted by kartman, 1 Reply
HI everyone,

I was tested positive last March (2010)....thankfully I am very healthy. The only person i have told about my condition is my best friend and although she is very supportive and we can talk about anything HIV related, I think it is time... Read more »