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Universal Precautions For Hiv

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Case study for biology

What precautions do medical professionals take to protect themselves from the AIDS virus?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,We use "universal precautions" to protect ourselves form bloodborne diseases, such as HIV and hepatitis. These precautions protect in both directions infected Read more »

advice please

i work in a hospital and i have reaently been told by a college that another member of staff is hiv... Read more »

Splash in the eye, risk?

am a dental student working in a community clinic, today I performed a scaling and root planning... Read more »
National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center

Universal Precautions

...infected blood, or a bodily fluid containing infected blood, comes in contact with mucous membranes or skin that is broken or open. Universal precautions have been recommended for anyone who might come in contact with blood or body fluids. These... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...on the job? The risk of health care workers being exposed to HIV on the job is very low, especially if they carefully follow universal precautions (i.e., using protective practices and personal protective equipment to prevent HIV and other... Read more »
World Health Organization

At a Glance: Media Summary -- Towards Universal Access: Scaling Up Priority HIV/AIDS Interventions in the Health Sector -- Progress Report June 2008

...information include different surveys focused on specific areas -- for example, drug prices and utilization, TB/HIV interventions, universal precautions in health-care settings, and harm reduction interventions. A Note About Estimating Need ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing in the Criminal Justice System is generally thought that correctional officers do not need to know an inmate's HIV status. All staff should be trained in universal precautions, the use of which make it unnecessary to know an individual's HIV status. Innovative Programs... Read more »
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Going to the dentist....ouch!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...She said no, that there has been no proven transmission of HIV from a pt to a dental provider and that they should be using universal precautions which they do. That I had no ethical obligation to disclose unless I wanted to. I agonized over... Read more »

Biomedical ethics

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am an undergrad working on a biomedical ethics paper about AIDS/HIV+ disclosure. I would appreciate any input that anyone has on the matter. I would like to know how people feel about this issue. Read more »

I am fearful of the syringe!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I took the rapid test and it came back negative after 08 weeks... But I am very worried, since I am fearful of seeing the syringe, so i turned away when the doc began to draw blood from my vein... I am afraid that the doc forgot to change the... Read more »

Is this a risk to kids?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...worried about is she is also a home day care provider for six little kids out of her house, so she does not practice all that universal precautions stuff and probally would never think twice about it.. Could they be at risk from her changing... Read more »