Thread: HIV in the Dojo
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Old 12-19-2001, 03:09 PM   #11
Join Date: Jun 2000
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How do you know you are not already training with an HIV positive person? They might not even know themselves...

I have had patients who were HIV positive, and others with Hep C, who did not know, and neither did I (at first). After years of caring for them, doing minor surgery, etc., I then found out (and had to tell them) their status. You can't tell by looking at a person, or by the way they dress, or the job they have....

Many first time blood donors who rushed out after 11 September later got the bad news when their blood was rejected...

Universal precautions. Universal precautions. Universal precautions. And no jewelry, and short nails
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