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08 Dec 2004

Mental rundown by medical staff
I am a 29yo single professional young guy.
I deleave in deing clean and save at all times and have myself tested twice a year.

I dont think this is a personal problem but i realy feel sorry
for people that has to go to a GP to have any tipe of tests done.

I work for a Corp Company that takes care of there Managment
and send us one a year for a medical check.
We can deside if the blood tests are to be done by your GP or there
company nurse.

Well i opted for my GP and got the shock of my life when i got the
3rd degree from a nurse becouse i asked to have my HIV status check allso . She then had to tell all the other nurses of this and
didnt even know wat colour tube the blood was to go into.

So i would love to know they say be save and know your status
but is this tipe of S#$t treatment of someone that takes this
as a problem we face right?
And how would someone that might have the virus feel being treated like a scumbag for doing something about it.

Its just so sad to know that this women has to deal with people
that are sick.

And has the IQ of a plank!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

I think you're being unkind to planks, G ! What an idiot and how unprofessional this nurse was. She is required by her own code of ethics to keep such matters confidential. If she is competent at taking blood, she should be at no risk of infection whatever any patient might have in their blood, and indeed, for her own safety, she should be as careful with EVERYONE's blood, whether or not they ask for an HIV test, they could still be HIV positive. Maybe you should have a word with your GP and tell him that you found her behaviour unprofessional and insulting, and that you want him to explain how he is going to reprimand her and train her tio treat all patients with greater respect in future.
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