Should a patient be told if their heath care provider has HIV or aids?
AIDS is the fifth leading cause of death among people aged 25 - 44 in the United States, down from number one in 1995. About 25 million people worldwide have died from this infection since the start of the epidemic, and in 2006, there were approximately 40 million people around the world living with… HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes AIDS. The virus attacks the immune system and leaves the body vulnerable to a variety of life-threatening infections and cancers. Common bacteria, yeast, parasites, and viruses that ordinarily do not cause serious disease in people with healthy immune systems can cause fatal illnesses in people with AIDS. HIV has been found in saliva, tears, nervous system tissue and spinal fluid, blood, semen (including pre-seminal fluid, which is the liquid that comes out prior to ejaculation), vaginal fluid, and breast milk. However, only blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk generally transmit infection to others. The virus can be transmitted: . Through sexual contact -- including oral, vaginal, and anal sex . Through blood -- via blood transfusions (now extremely rare in the US) or needle sharing . From mother to child -- a pregnant woman can transmit the virus to her fetus through their shared blood circulation, or a nursing mother can transmit it to her baby in her breast milk Other transmission methods are rare and include accidental needle injury, artificial insemination with infected donated semen, and organ transplantation with infected organs. HIV infection is not spread by casual contact such as hugging, by touching items previously touched by a person infected with the virus, during participation in sports, or by mosquitoes. It is NOT transmitted to a person who DONATES blood or organs. Those who donate organs are never in direct contact with those who receive them. Likewise, a person who donates blood is not in contact with the person receiving it. In all these procedures, sterile needles and instruments are used. However, HIV can be transmitted to a person RECEIVING blood or organs from an infected donor. To reduce this risk, blood banks and organ donor programs screen donors, blood, and tissues thoroughly. People at highest risk for getting HIV include: . Injection drug users who share needles . Infants born to mothers with HIV who didn't receive HIV therapy during pregnancy . People engaging in unprotected sex . People who received blood transfusions or clotting products between 1977 and 1985 (prior to when screening for the virus became standard practice) . Sexual partners of those who participate in high-risk activities (such as injuection drug use or anal sex) AIDS begins with HIV infection. People infected with HIV may have no symptoms for 10 years or longer, but they can still transmit the infection to others during this symptom-free period. Meanwhile, if the infection is not detected and treated, the immune system gradually weakens, and AIDS develops. Acute HIV infection progresses over time (usually a few weeks to months) to asymptomatic HIV infection (no symptoms) and then to early symptomatic HIV infection. Later, it progresses to AIDS (advanced HIV infection with CD4 T-cell count below 200 cells/mm 3 ). Almost all people infected with HIV, if not treated, will develop AIDS. There is a small group of patients who develop AIDS very slowly, or never at all. These patients are called nonprogressors, and many seem to have a genetic difference that prevents the virus from damaging their immune system. more info: http://www.healthline.com/adamcontent/aids#ixzz1IDtxFq2S (MORE)
Is it legal for someone working in healthcare to warn others in the office about a patient that is HIV positive when they are providing routine health-care?
yes Answer I believe the federal government made it mandatory to report HIV cases in the U.S. I can't remember the year but, I think it's legal with-in a medical facility to warn co-workers. However, they can not disclose the information outside the facility.
If your ex boyfriend had gotten tested for HIV and Aids before he dated you and told you he was fine would it be safe to say you should still get tested anyway knowing you and him were active?
Yes, people do not show any signs of being infected for long periods, and people do not always tell the truth. Testing for STD's and use of protection everytime is the best way to prevent becoming infected and preventing further spread of theis disease.
hiv is the virus that makes your immune system to weaken and aids is when you get the infection that you canÂ´t cure but can prevent or make it slower.
HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. It is a virus that attacks your immune system (body's natural defense system) which are your white blood cells, specifically, CD4+ cells. The virus & the infections that it causes are consider HIV. AIDS stands for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. It i…s consider the final stage where you have a low number of CD4+ cells. At this stage you can easily get infections or cancers then a healthy person would. Just because you have HIV does not mean you have AIDS. (MORE)
it depends on who's point of view you look at... no... doctors can face Discrimination the patiets could use the information in a harmful way yes... its the patients right to know "Dentists convicted of giving Aids to their patients." help patients make an informed decision whether they want to take…the chance of catching the HIV virus or not. (MORE)
That's like asking why should you keep anyone with an illness alive, because they can still walk, talk, and function.
It isn't the end of the world ie. he can still safely be your boyfriend. I would practice non-penetrative sex only (to be extra safe). Although if you choose to practice penetrative sex, always use a condom (correctly and consistently). ie search online for exact details -- on important detail is to… always used water-based lubricant, nd nothing that has oil ex. vaseline. I would also have a PEP (post-prophylatic) starter kit, these are antiviral drugs that act against hiv to be ingested in case the condom tears or falls off during sexual intercourse. These antiviral drugs must be taken for 28 days after exposure. With all these intact -- you are undeniably safe from hiv. Keep good oral health, too -- if you give oral, dont brush your teeth hours before oral, and dont give oral if you have any lesions in your mouth. (MORE)
Health aides may be called upon to help their patients move from one place to another, or to move immobile patients. If not done correctly (and with mechanical assisting devices at times) the health aide may suffer back injury or other related ergonomic problems.
STDs, which is an acronym for Sexually Transmitted Disease. They are diseases transferred through sexual activity that ca be extremely painful. They are also far too common in many third world countries.
well in all states it is not but Florida does not have the right to demand you take a test if you are in a government job so please just listen to them
HIV/AIDS can drastically cut your life expectancy down to 10 years from catching the virus. You should be aware of A.I.D.S and H.I.V, as you can easily catch the illness from anyone, one night out may be enough .
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There are combinations of drugs that can keep the HIV virus almost totally under control. The best way of providing aid for a patient with AIDS is to get him or her on those drugs. Let the patient live a normal life span. The second best way is to keep the patient filled with food. HIV patients get …thin and have problems digesting the normal amount of food. Overfeeding them does not hurt. It keeps them from shriveling up. (MORE)
This decision should be made by each drug company individually. If you force someone to be charitable, it becomes merely a tax, or a coercion. These companies exist because people buy their drugs... They do not receive donations, they are not charities. True, there are many people in serious nee…d of help in Africa, but as the old Chinese proverb goes, "If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Obviously everyone's going to have their own opinion... But let me put it this way. Do you want someone telling you you MUST give 10% of your earnings to your church? Or if you're a farmer, do you want someone to FORCE you to give your crops away to hungry people? Or how about your car... Want someone to MAKE you give rides to homeless people? I think not. (MORE)
There are many points both for and against health care reform. This is based purely upon opinion. Many people will say many different things. A better question to ask would be, "what are some reasons health care should be reformed" or something to that effect. (?) Answer: Healthcare legislatio…n should be DEFORMED. Too much legislation and regulation is why healthcare is consistently becoming more and more expensive. A national overhaul of healthcare will be much too costly, and will be the straw that broke the camel's back that is the US dollar. It will devastate our nation. Healthcare is the only field where technology has not reduced costs, this is because of over regulation, too much government involvement, and too many bureaucrats. Let freedom ring, and let the free market fix the problem. Liberty works if it isn't strangled by government. Answer: I don't understand where the previous answerer might have gotten information from, but it certainly doesn't bear much resemblance to the actual current healthcare situation. Except for Medicare, which has a pretty transparent bureaucracy, the government has very little involvement in the current healthcare system. The current healthcare system is driven and regulated by private and non-profit insurance companies; the difference is that private companies make huge profits while non-profit companies accumulate huge "surpluses" since they're not allowed to make profits. The bureaucrats in the health system are insurance company employees who slow down healthcare and make it more expensive by generating vast amounts of paperwork, and insisting on unnecessary tests. Hospitals and doctors have to hire their own bureaucrats to fill out and return all of the paperwork from the insurance company bureaucrats. The "free market" doesn't care that they are the cause of rising costs; no problem, they can raise their rates any time they wish. Like the huge crash of the "too big to fail" banks, the problem is a lack of effective regulation. I wish it was true that "Liberty works". Unfortunately in the 21st century marketplace Liberty Breeds Greed. We are right now about as close to a "Free Market" as we can get in healthcare. In 60 years, what has the "Free Market" done about the 36 million (and growing) uninsured Americans? The idea that the "Free Market" is suddenly going to reform itself and do what's right for our society is a fairy tale. (MORE)
When reporting new HIV/AIDS cases (typically by a physican or laboratory), the person's identifying information is included. This occurs in cases when the person choose confidential testing rather than anonymous testing (no person information is collected or reported). Identifying formation would …include: 1) Name 2) DOB 3) Address 4) Gender 5) Date of diagnosis (MORE)
Yes. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. Just because someone is HIV+ doesnt mean they have developed AIDS. However, if someone has an AIDS diagnosis, they are HIV+.
Through sexual contact -- including oral, vaginal, and anal sex . Through blood -- via blood transfusions (now extremely rare in the US) or needle sharing . From mother to child -- a pregnant woman can transmit the virus to her fetus through their shared blood circulation, or a nursing mother can …transmit it to her baby in her breast milk Other transmission methods are rare and include accidental needle injury, artificial insemination with infected donated semen, and organ transplantation with infected organs. HIV infection is not spread by casual contact such as hugging, by touching items previously touched by a person infected with the virus, during participation in sports, or by mosquitoes. It is NOT transmitted to a person who DONATES blood or organs. Those who donate organs are never in direct contact with those who receive them. Likewise, a person who donates blood is not in contact with the person receiving it. In all these procedures, sterile needles and instruments are used. However, HIV can be transmitted to a person RECEIVING blood or organs from an infected donor. To reduce this risk, blood banks and organ donor programs screen donors, blood, and tissues thoroughly. People at highest risk for getting HIV include: . Injection drug users who share needles . Infants born to mothers with HIV who didn't receive HIV therapy during pregnancy . People engaging in unprotected sex . People who received blood transfusions or clotting products between 1977 and 1985 (prior to when screening for the virus became standard practice) . Sexual partners of those who participate in high-risk activities (such as injuection drug use or anal sex) (MORE)
It is irrelevant to AIDS patient.Cold weather can affect a normal person and so an AIDS patient. Since the patient has immunocompromised immunity the patient may feel sick more than the normal. Other than than there is no connection between cold weather and AIDS.
After the bronchoscopy, the patient will be monitored for vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing, while resting in bed. Sometimes patients have an abnormal reaction to anesthesia. All saliva should be.
People who have endoscopic plantar fasciotomy can walk without pain almost immediately, return to wearing their regular shoes within three to five days, and return to normal activities within three weeks. Most will need to wear
It is important to follow any instructions that have been given for postoperative care. Major surgery usually requires a recuperation time of several weeks.
Immediately after the operation, the patient is fed intravenously for at least 24 hours. Once bowel sounds are heard, indicating that the gastrointestinal system is working, the patient can begin clear liquid feedings through the tube.
If the throat is sore, soothing liquids or lozenges will probably relieve any temporary discomfort.
Chorionic villus sampling, amniocentesis and bone marrow procedures are done under a physician's supervision. The person is asked to rest after the procedure and is watched for weakness and signs of bleeding.
The area of the episiotomy may be uncomfortable or even painful for several days. Several practices can relieve some of the pain. Cold packs can be applied to the perineal area to reduce swelling and discomfort. Use of the Sitz bath.
Someone should be available to take the person home after the procedure and stay with them for a while; patients will not be able to drive themselves due to sedation. Pain or any other unusual symptoms should be reported immediately.
After a cast or splint has been put on, the injured arm or leg should be elevated for 24 to 72 hours. It is recommended that the person lie or sit with the injured arm or leg raised above the level of the heart. Rest combined with elevation.
Because this test is ordered when either very low or very high levels of immunoglobulins are suspected, the patient should be alert for any signs of infection after the test, including fever, chills, rash, or skin ulcers. Any bone pain.
Both hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patients need to be vigilant about keeping their access sites and catheters clean and infection-free during and between dialysis runs.
Short-term aftercare following laser iridectomy or iridotomy is minimal. Patients are asked to make arrangements for someone to drive them home after surgery, but can usually go to work the next day and resume other activities. This type of procedure on the iris of the eye is done for increased pres…sure in the eyes (like glaucoma causes). (MORE)
Proper cool down after exercise is important in reducing the occurrence of painful muscle spasms. It has been documented that proper cool down also may decrease frequency and intensity of muscle stiffness the day.
Should doctors spare no expense to care for AIDS patients who will most likely die regardless of treatment?
First of all, most HIV/AIDS patients can lead healthy productive lives if they maintain use of HAART therapy (antiviral therapy in a specific three drug combination) on a consistent basis. Secondly, most AIDS patients know when to let go ... when the pain and frustration become overwhelming. Very fe…w AIDS patients ask for long-term ventilator treatment, for instance. The HAART treatment is not as expensive as earlier AIDS treatment once was. (MORE)
What is one of the first questions patients should ask their primary care provider when choosing a surgeon?
the degree of specialization required to perform a specific procedure as well as the reasons for having the operation.
The chances of catching the bug yourself from your patient is reasonably small; that is unless you yourself have any open wounds or sores that are not suitably treated and dressed so if this were the case you should not be doing his wound care. The only protective clothing you need are apron and gl…oves. Remember to keep dressings sterile and to wash your hands well with hot soapy water. (MORE)
Patients stay in the hospital for various lengths of time after adrenalectomy. The longest hospital stays are required for open surgery using an anterior approach; hospital stays of about three days are indicated for open surgery.
The skin around the stoma, called the peristomal skin, must be protected from direct contact with discharge. The discharge can be irritating to the stoma since it is very high in digestive enzymes. The peristomal skin should be cleansed.
Eye drops or ointment may still be needed to preserve the cornea or treat accompanying disease.
As long as the tube is in the chest, the patient must lie still. After it is removed, x rays will determine if the effusion or air is reaccumulating%--though some researchers and clinicians believe chest x rays do not need to be performed after.
After the procedure, a chest tube will remain in one of the incisions for several days to drain fluid and release residual air from the chest cavity. Hospital stays range from two to five days. Medications for pain are given as needed.
A chest x ray is often taken, especially in children, to check whether the tube has become displaced or if complications have occurred. The doctor may prescribe antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. If the patient can breathe.
What approach should a health care provider take when a patient requests to first seek traditional healthcare instead of western medicine treatment?
It's always the patients choice but you have to explain the risks for them and make sure they understand. They can discharge themselves.
No. Typically, this information is not available without a court order or similar act of the judicial branch. HIPAA would cover this in two ways: First, HIPAA directly controls disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI), which this definitely is, and HIPAA also defers to State law when that St…ate law is more protective of patient privacy. This last happens in cases where some States have some AIDS/HIV related legislation in place that makes a point of protecting the privacy of HIV/AIDS patients. If you're a caregiver who hasn't been exposed to potential blood-born pathogens, the usual course your facility will advocate is to treat each patient as if they might be positive for pathogens, and maintain self-protection in all cases. In the unfortunate case that you have been exposed, most often, asking the patient for the option of being tested and sharing that information with you is a good way to go. The vast majority of patients have been shown to allow this. (MORE)
What effective measure can possibly be done for them? It's impossible for that many people. HIV treatment is far too expensive and complex to just spend money on, when they will most likely develop AIDS and die after 5 years anyway
Do not engage in high risk activity such as intravenous drug use and unprotected anal sex. Wear a condom.
A person who hold a first aid certificate, can only assist a injured person at workplace or at an incident.
By giving an example of how you, personally, yourself, not somebody else but you , provided excellent patient care. If you've never done that, I guess you're screwed.
HIV is the virus that causes AIDS whereas AIDS is the end result ofthe virus after the immune system is destroyed, and therefore HIVwill precede AIDS.
One will have AIDS in the later stages of HIV whereas HIV is thedominant stage.