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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 »

Iraq war vet needs help PLZ

Hello doc, Im an Iraq war vet. I served this country 4yrs. Well my question is Im a married man and... Read more »

vet student

dear expert:as you know most of viral disease can be transmitted by mosquitoes and other... 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 HIV tests at its downtown ambulatory care center. "HIV testing is the gateway to life-saving therapy," Dr.... 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 while receiving care at the hospital. VAMC said there is a slight risk of infection for patients... Read more »
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Another Battle for Vets

HIV-negative Iraq vet "Brian" thinks his colleagues are at risk for an HIV epidemic. Special report by Update contributor Andrew Hoffman *An asterisk denotes names that were changed to protect the identity of the person quoted. When... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vets Affected by VA Hospital Errors to File Claims

An attorney representing about 60 veterans will ask the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to pay disability benefits and damages for mistakes that may have exposed them to blood-borne infections. Mike Sheppard of Nashville said he expects other... Read more »
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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 Disability?

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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 sites are not very helpful in explaining. Thanks alot!

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Posted by Anonymous
My name is Normen, & I am a case manager of a patient in the Veterans Admin domiciliary in Los Angeles. I am trying to help him transition to a living environment that would accommodate both he & his dog. We are really having a hard time... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
ok so i have posted someprevious other treads oh here and all the vets are telling me not to worry and to do something to take my mind off the test and my status until i get my results back since my encounter was oral. but i cant seem to shake the... Read more »