Aren’t you putting yourself at risk working with some of these diseases? Yes, our medical workers put themselves as risk just as they would be when working with patients in the United States or other affluent countries. There is always a risk when working in health care. However, that risk is managed and minimized. Personal protective equipment is used, proper preventative measures are taught to workers and required of them, and updated immunizations are required and verified. Please read more about this here.
Does LoveAIDS do HIV prevention care? It is one of the projects we plan to start as we grow.
How many patients do you see and what kind of medical care do you give? LoveAIDS currently partners with an HIV/AIDS facility in inland Costa Rica providing skilled nursing, rehabilitative, and palliative care, filling in as requested by the facility. At any time, there are approximately 15-25 patients living in the facility and receiving care.
What are the major areas LoveAIDS projects address? Right now our first project focuses on providing skilled nursing, rehabilitative, and end-of-life care to HIV/AIDS patients in inland Costa Rica.