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What Are Universal Precautions?

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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 »
Ask the Experts

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 »

Universal Health Care

Granted, "Universal Health Care" sounds great up front. I invite you to research the mythological "Semele" before you look too closely. The primary purpose of government has ALWAYS been to keep the base of the power pyramid...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Please note Semele was indeed mythological and your conspiracy theories about government are myths as well."The primary purpose of government has ALWAYS been to keep the base of the power pyramid functional but controlled."????... Read more »

Graduated from WOOHOO University

Dr. Bob,I think I have graduated from your WOOHOO University after reading most of the posts in this forum. So I yelled WOOHOO without waiting for your permission after receiving the negative result. Here is my story. A sex worker performed Fellatio...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hey there WOO-HOO grad!Yep, it's official. I have your diploma right here! The registrar has you registered. Consider yourself officially X-ed! WOO-HOO-yabba-dabba-doooooooo!Thank you for your very generous and very much appreciated donation to... 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 »

University of California, San Francisco's Center

Posted by Anonymous
University of California, San Francisco's Center for AIDS Prevention
- jmandel@psg.ucsf.edu

Great hands-on public health and research project management opportunity
Position:

On-Site Research Project Manager - Mumbai, India

Description:

The University of... Read more »

Cornell University Med Ctr. on Window Period

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This paragraph is taken from a testing memo used at the Cornell University Medical Center. Note the sentence that states that 3 month ELISAs are OVER 99% accurate. Peace.


HIV tests look for antibodies to the virus. (Testing for the virus itself is... Read more »

Research Project: Chicago,Northwestern University

Posted by rochs3
HIV Research Study
Northwestern University

We are conducting a research study on the effects of HIV infection on the brain and are looking for volunteers who have been recently diagnosed with HIV. The study is funded by the National Institutes of... Read more »