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The Chase Brexton 'Fired Five'

Catching Up With Chase Brexton's 'Fired Five': A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

The five managers who were abruptly fired last month without notice by Chase Brexton, Baltimore's largest healthcare provider to the city's most vulnerable populations, met in person for the first time since their dismissal.

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com
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The Human Toll of Chase Brexton's Union-Busting Efforts: A Blog Entry by Mark S. King

"With a union organizing effort underway by employees at Chase Brexton Health Care in Baltimore ... senior management evidently tried one of the oldest, and most cruelly transparent, tricks in the playbook," Mark S. King writes. "They fired managers ...

By Mark S. King for MyFabulousDisease.com
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Treatment After Exposure to HIV

What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Who Should Use PEP? Should PEP Be Used for Non-Occupational Exposure? How Is PEP Taken? What Are the Side Effects? The Bottom Line For More Information

What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis?

Prophylaxis ...

By AIDS InfoNet
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Ask Dr. Jeff: Is There a "Morning-After" Pill for HIV Exposure?

Question: Is there a "morning-after" pill for HIV exposure? What can be done if someone is exposed to HIV infection?

Answer: This question is arising more often in clinical practice. First, it is important to differentiate exposure in an occupatio...

By Jeffrey T. Schouten, M.D. for Seattle Treatment Education Project
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What is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP)?

Why PEP Now?

There is no cure for AIDS. And there is no proof that post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) can actually work as a so-called "morning after" pill in humans exposed to HIV through sex or injection drug use (IDU). Avoiding internal exposure to ...

By Mike Barr for AIDS Community Research Initiative of America
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Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Health-Care Worker Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis

Note: The guidelines have been revised; for the updated guidelines in PDF format, click here.

Contributors

Summary

Introduction

Definitions of Health-Care Workers and Exposure

Background

Risk for Occupational Transmission of HIV to HCWs

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By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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National Hotline Opens for Advice on Occupational HIV Exposure Prophylaxis

San Francisco General Hospital is now offering a free, 24-hour hotline -- The National Clinician's Post Exposure Prophylaxis Hotline (PEPLine) -- to clinicians in need of advice on how to best treat healthcare workers accidentally exposed to blood-bo...

By Reuters Health for CDC National Prevention Information Network
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Evaluation of Safety Devices for Preventing Percutaneous Injuries Among Health-Care Workers During Phlebotomy Procedures

Health-care workers (HCWs) are at risk for infections with bloodborne pathogens resulting from occupational exposures to blood through percutaneous injuries (PIs). Phlebotomy, one of the most commonly performed medical procedures, has been associated...

By Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Occupational Exposure to HIV: Revised Hopkins Policy

Methods to deal with occupational exposure to HIV are undergoing radical revision as a result of the CDC analysis of risk factors for infection and utility of AZT prophylaxis. The case-control study analyzed data from health care workers from 191 fac...

By John G. Bartlett for Johns Hopkins AIDS Service