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Universal Precautions For Hiv

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National Pediatric and Family HIV Resource Center

Universal Precautions

Infection control is an important and ongoing concern in Head Start programs. Children's health is promoted by limiting the potential spread of infection among children and staff. The infection control procedures necessary when HIV-infected children... 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

The end of 2007 marks an important step in the history of the HIV epidemic. According to the WHO, UNAIDS and UNICEF report Towards Universal Access: Scaling up Priority HIV/AIDS Interventions in the Health Sector , nearly a million more people... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Receives US$290,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for International Research Team to Study Origins of HIV/AIDS

An international team led by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) professors has received a three-year National Endowment for the Humanities award to study the origins of HIV/AIDS. Rather than identifying the first HIV case, the... Read more »
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HIV risk at clinic and from hospital workers

Sometimes on this forum there are questions relating to a medical person not following universal precautions or not disclosing their hiv status and then working as a surgical tech or something like that. Or there have occasionally been people who...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,Getting HIV from visiting a medical setting is <i>incredibly</i> unlikely. This is why we, as you say, answer question like it doesn't really happen. This is also why we don't see statistics reporting... Read more »

Medicine University

Sorry for posting this question here. But I didn't find a perfect fitting theme. (Sorry, my english is not that goog, I hope you will understand my question). I really think you are the best one to answer me. I'm a 4 year grade student (6...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Brazilian Medical Student,You do not need to give up your medical career because you are HIV infected. Universal precautions have been established long ago to prevent HIV transmission from patient to physician and vice versa.As for the risk of... Read more »

Project Eban Partcipant at Columbia University, NYC

Dear Dr. Remien - I am hiv positive and my significant other is negative. We had unprotected sex prior until we found out the diagnosis. Our unprotected sex was for a long period of time before we found out with me having 2 pregnancies. How come...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I first want to say that I am glad that you were able to get involved in Project EBAN. I am a Co-Investigator in that study and I am pleased to hear that you find it helpful.You are asking a very good question, but one that cannot be answered with... Read more »

Viral load as universal screening device

I recently underwent HIV testing. The window period was thrown out of the window, so to speak, as it has been 9yrs since the possible exposure. I tested at 3mos back in 90, and recently with Home Access and at a community blood drive. The ELISA...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
You raise many important issues regarding testing strategies. The testing algorithm in place today has been around since the antibody tests were available (1985). The sensitivity (how good the test is at being positive when a person has the disease)... Read more »
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UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE - HIV/AIDS RESEARCH STUDY

Posted by sak51
Steven Koh, a graduate student in the Social and Political Sciences Department at the University of Cambridge, is currently conducting a research study focusing on HIV/AIDS stigma. He is looking for individuals interested in sharing their stories... Read more »

ANONYMOUS E-MAIL RESEARCH- UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Those who are HIV-positive have much to contribute to the research and literature on HIV/AIDS. Based on this belief, the University of Cambridge, England, is currently conducting research on the experience of living with HIV/AIDS. Steven Koh, a... Read more »

ANONYMOUS E-MAIL RESEARCH- UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Posted by Anonymous
Those who are HIV-positive have much to contribute to the research and literature on HIV/AIDS. Based on this belief, the University of Cambridge, England, is currently conducting research on the experience of living with HIV/AIDS. Steven Koh, a... Read more »

ANONYMOUS E-MAIL RESEARCH- UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Posted by Anonymous
Those who are HIV-positive have much to contribute to the research and literature on HIV/AIDS. Based on this belief, the University of Cambridge, England, is currently conducting research on the experience of living with HIV/AIDS. Steven Koh, a... Read more »