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What Are Universal Precautions?

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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 »

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... 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

North Carolina: State Cites Assisted Living Center for Lack of Infection Controls

...glucose, DHSR reported. In-service training materials initially presented to state regulators did not include information on universal precautions to prevent infections, DHSR said. Medical technicians deny they told state investigators of any... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Wisconsin Advocacy Group Files Lawsuit Against Medical Clinic for Allegedly Refusing to Perform Surgery on HIV-Positive Woman

...Cahee's decisions "fly in the face of ethical behavior" for a medical professional, adding that CDC has "established that using universal precautions, which are required in all sorts of medical situations, including surgeries, makes it... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
CDC reported one case of this.... i was wondering if anyone knew anything about it or have any information because this scares me and maybe that needle freak is right ? Read more »

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 »

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 »