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Vets And Hiv

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Risk of HIV+ Vet Assistant transmitting to coworkers through animal scratches/bites?

We have an HIV+ Vet Assistant who is very prone to getting scratched and bit. If an animal scratches him and then immediately scratches me, is that similar to needle transmission? Are the owners at risk, and for how long? There is really no way...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...No, it's nothing like needle transmission, and no, the owners are not at risk. You have no reason to worry about HIV transmission via an animal. No monkeys, no mosquitoes, and no animal scratches transmit HIV. To put your mind at ease, wash out Read more »

After reading the archives on Dogs and HIV

When I first purchased my Maltipoo I did ask the vet if it was possible for me to infect her. The... Read more »

Does my cat have HIV?

My cat scratched a guy that I think might have HIV. When should I have my cat HIV tested? The vet... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Veterans Affairs Offers Quick HIV Tests for Vets

... The Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System is hoping to encourage more veterans to get tested for HIV by offering 20-minute Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Vets Face an HIV Risk From Hospital Pumps

... On Monday, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami announced it has notified thousands of veterans who may have been exposed to HIV or hepatitis Read more »
The Body

Demonizing HIV

...are obviously missing something and it underscores the danger of developing public awareness campaigns in a vacuum -- without vetting them with a diverse audience, especially people living with HIV. Now, I don't know for sure if that was done.... Read more »
Housing Works

Another Battle for Vets

...were homeless on a given night, representing 26 percent of the homeless population overall . Around 45 percent of homeless vets are affected by mental illness and slightly more than 75 percent struggle with drugs and alcohol, according to the... Read more »
Connect With Others

Hi Jones

...doing today? I think I am a genius in some spiritual realm I am single, I am HIV positive and I live at a Community called U.S. VETS, It, is a place to live for Veterans, male and female who choose to be and stay clean and sober. email soon. ... Read more »

Just dignosed HIV+ in the Army

Posted by lkn4u, 14 Replies
...Hello all, I have just been given the news I am HIV+ and I am overseas right now and I guess will be sent back to the states very very soon. I have almost 20 years in service and Read more »

Benefits for Poz Vets??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can anyone tell me what the benefits are for Positive vets? All I keep hearing is that it depends on if you were in or out of the military when you contracted it. Is HIV considered a Read more »

Benefits for Poz Vets

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can anyone tell me the benefits provided to HIV positive Veterans? Ikeep hearing that it all depends on when you contracted it, but I at least want to know what they are. Government web Read more »