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Should Healthcare Worker Be Tested To See If They Are Hiv Positive

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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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hep C exposure healthcare worker

I work as a volunteer at the VA( first time dealing with blood). Today after I centrifuged some blood from an old black male(HepC positive/unknown HIV) I was putting the plasma into cryovials. I splashed a drop on my face.I know I did because I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The description of your event does not appear to be of any concern. Blood to intact skin should not be a risk. I think it would be best to undergo more classes about the handling of blood so this type of exposure should not cause you so much concern... Read more »

Another question from the overly worried healthcare worker!

Hi Dr. Frascino I wanted to reply to your question about why I had to wait 3-4 weeks for my results. The reason being that they send the sample to the state lab instead of a private lab. I actually went to my local health department, and they told...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Overly Worried Health Care Worker,Regarding the length of time it takes to get HIV test results back, I don't agree. Certainly the health department may have a long lag period and send their specimens to a state lab to help keep costs... 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... Read more »

HIV Positive Healthcare worker

In India, CAn HIV positive healthcare worker perform noninvasive procedures. What can be done if employer does not increase salary of HIV positive worker in compared with other staff of the same category ...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
I don't know what the laws are in India. You should contact a local legal aid organization.... Read more »
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I've just tested positive. Can't see the point in

Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
I've just tested positive for HIV yesterday. I've been with a very loving guy for almost 3 1/2 years and we broke up 4 months ago. I knew it was a bad idea to break up but w e both felt we needed some breathing space inorder to get back ontrack.

While... Read more »

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 »

HIV Indeterminate Story from a Former Sex Worker

Posted by formerroxanne, 1 Reply
I worked as Sex Worker on a casual basis from 2007 to early 2012 and have vowed to discontinue all sex work. (Yes, this is a I have left prostitution as well as a I was HIV Indeterminate piece.)

This piece, as well as touching on the waiting time... Read more »

Just notified today I tested positive for HIV

Posted by spike, 19 Replies
My health department contacted me, before my doctor today at work. I found out the HIV test I took came back postive.
I am so afraid!. I don't want to go to sleep. I know I will discuss this with my personal doctor in the morning. But this first... Read more »