Hello anybody out there? HIV+ Nurses

  1. 1 Is this a new forum? or one I just never noticed before?
    I know there are nurses working with disabilities,why are there no threads?
    If it's a new forum I'll start out,I am an LPN and I am HIV+,was dx'ed with AIDS a few years ago,CD4 count of 5, and PCP.I have been hoping to get in contact with any other + nurses.
    Is there anybody out there?
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  3. Visit  herecomestrouble} profile page

    About herecomestrouble

    herecomestrouble has '14' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'geriatrics,med/surg,vents'. From 'Philly'; Joined Jan '07; Posts: 199; Likes: 162.

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  4. Visit  EricJRN} profile page
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    Brand new forum... minutes old, in fact. Enjoy!
  5. Visit  SuesquatchRN} profile page
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    Nope, not me, but I wanted to say hello and hope you find some other folks who share your special concerns.
  6. Visit  Thunderwolf} profile page
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    Welcome to this new forum, herecomestrouble. Give it a little time....others will find it and your post. A forum long overdue.

    Best wishes.

    Wolfie
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  7. Visit  caymen} profile page
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    Hi,
    I am not HIV+, but HCV+. but also wonder how others cope with such a bloodborne virus. I'm curious, does your employer know? I understand that we cannot be discriminated against, but realistically we can be.

    I'm sorry about your dx and wish you well with your health and your career!
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  8. Visit  herecomestrouble} profile page
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    The DON and two others in mgmt know and some of the staff,disclosing my status is not a big issue with me as I am an HIV /AIDS peer educator and so spent a lot of time giving talks that start out"Hi my name is Terry and I am HIV+"I did not originally tell anyone about my dx when I applied for the job though since I figured nobody would hire me but it came up when I was getting a yearly TB test done and the nurse giving me the test didn't put on gloves.
    In my training as an AIDS educator we touched on HCV but I don't know as much about it as I should.
    Good luck to you too!
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  9. Visit  caymen} profile page
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    Hi again, I would like to talk with you privately. I'm pretty new on this site and sometimes see an icon to send email but not on yours. Can you send me a private message?
  10. Visit  donsterRN} profile page
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    To send an email, just click on the persons name, then click on "view public profile". That page (in the lower right quad) has an email link.
  11. Visit  herecomestrouble} profile page
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    Caymen.I sent you a private message,there should be an envelope blinking at the top of the page,just click it and you will get the message
  12. Visit  punkingirl} profile page
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    yes there are many rn's out there and we are reading !! we hope you are well and we ALL hope each of us are going to have a goooood day. keep writing....it is a good thing !!!
  13. Visit  herecomestrouble} profile page
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    Punkin girl.I'm glad to hear from you,I know there are more of us out there but I've only met 2 online and none in real life.I'm hoping to be able to connect with as many as possible.I plan to have a great day and hope you do too.
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  14. Visit  punkingirl} profile page
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    Quote from herecomestrouble
    Punkin girl.I'm glad to hear from you,I know there are more of us out there but I've only met 2 online and none in real life.I'm hoping to be able to connect with as many as possible.I plan to have a great day and hope you do too.
    thanks for the note. i am "all ears" for any nurse and especially we the disabled. i am not hiv+ but i am connected to 50 feet of oxygen line and do not drive due to my diabetic state...however, we ALL need to communicate and encourage because our circumstance in life has few interested parties and we need direction and hope !! i feel that we as a group ...... need a COMMUNICATOR for better assistance and direction in this country. we gave our all and many are left with nothing, but life goes on and no one in life is looking back at the road to see if we are keeping up.......there is a way and we will find it. remember (COMMUNICATE) and have a great week ..... mary
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  15. Visit  BBERFY} profile page
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    Quote from herecomestrouble
    Is this a new forum? or one I just never noticed before?
    I know there are nurses working with disabilities,why are there no threads?
    If it's a new forum I'll start out,I am an LPN and I am HIV+,was dx'ed with AIDS a few years ago,CD4 count of 5, and PCP.I have been hoping to get in contact with any other + nurses.
    Is there anybody out there?
    Hello!

    I am in the middle of completing the prerequisites to enter an RN program. I am a 44 y.o. Male and have had AIDS for 7 years. I too had PCP. I'd be very interested in hearing your experiences as a nurse with AIDS and would love to get your advice on what it's like.

    Thanks!


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