Should Healthcare Workers Be Required To Disclose Their Hiv Status

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...careful practice of infection control procedures, including universal precautions (i.e., using protective practices and personal protective equipment to prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections), protects patients as well as health care providers from possible HIV transmission in medical and dental offices and hospitals. For more information on preventing occupational exposure to HIV, refer to the CDC fact sheet, " Preventing...
Ask the Experts

Tell my new dentist I'm HIV+ ? (DISCLOSURE TO DENTIST)

I'm going to be going to a dentist in a couple of weeks. I'll be a new patient. I'll be having just a checkup and a cleaning. I'm wondering if it is necessary, or perhaps even required,that I inform the dentist that I am HIV+ .On the one hand, I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,You are correct: all health care professionals use "universal precautions" to prevent the transmission of bloodborne disease to patients and vice versa. Personally, I would Read more »

Do some states require HIV Disclosure?

I am an HIV positive healthcare worker (registered nurse) in the state ofFlorida. At this time, I feel it is in my best interest to not disclose myHIV status. Are you aware of any laws that would require me to disclosethis information to my employer...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...No state or federal law of which I am aware would require you to discloseyour HIVstatus to your employer. In health care or hospital settings, theclinic or hospital generally has its own policy about HIV+ employees Read more »

Drug testing and HIV meds?

My son is applying for a job at a local hospital. They require a drug screening. He has been told that Sustive can cause a false positive for marijuana - is this true? He doesn't feel that he needs to disclose his HIV status - this job doesnot...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...reason to fear the possibility of transmitting HIV to them. We correspond with many HIV-positive nurses, physicians and other healthcare workers. Taking simple precautions, they are fully able to do their jobs. Read more »

HIV Positive Health Care Workers

What is the law/ethical responsibilty of health care workers to reveal their HIV status to patients they are taking care of. I have heard that physicians are required to tell their patients if they are HIV +. Does the same apply to nurses, medical...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...someone else. The procedures you describe should not involve any of the health care provider's blood. To my knowledge, the only health care providers who face restrictions because of being HIV+ are surgeons.There are no documented cases of HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails a good resource and can provide a support network for HIV+ inmates. HIV Care for Prisoners Some facilities have no health care provider who knows about HIV care. Others have some access to HIV specialists. Fortunately, prisoners have... Read more »
The Well Project

Adherence to HIV Drug Regimens commit to taking yourdrugs correctly. If you don't feel ready, discuss the reasons with someone whoknows about HIV. Your health care provider or the staff at an AIDS serviceorganization (ASO) can give you accurate information to answer your... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Anal Cancer, HIV and Gay/Bisexual Men

...majority of gay and bisexual men know little about the disease, have never been tested for it, nor know that screening tests exit. Health care professionals, too, remain divided on how and whether to screen for it. In fact, a standardized... Read more »
The Well Project

Starting HIV Treatment

...programs. This is important information that may affect your treatmentoptions. In addition, discuss family planning with your health care providersince HIV drugs can interfere with birth control pills and pregnantwomen should not take certain HIV... Read more »
Connect With Others

Disclosing HIV status to potential new bf's

Posted by njpozdad, 2 Replies
...diagnosed in July of 2010 was wondering if any man out there can give me his opinion about when its best to disclose my HIVstatus to potential new bf's. Best to start the conversation with it? Wait until you get a feel whether the guy is someone... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

ex-gf disclosing ,new gfs status.

Posted by pozchick1, 1 Reply
...has found out this and is now talking alot of people about it. Im just wondering if its illegal for her to be disclosing my status all over the place? If I can do anything about this? If theres anyone whom can help me with this that would be... Read more »


Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...of development, vigor and wealth, Kiev is also a troubled place. In my work as part of an international effort to train HIVhealth care providers in Kiev, I often see first-hand many of the difficulties that roil beneath the surface of this... Read more »
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