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Am I Allowed To Work With Hepatitis

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AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

... Why Does It Take So Long to Approve New Drugs? What Are the "Phases" of Clinical Trials? How Do We Know if a Drug Works? Using Unapproved Drugs For More Information Why Does It Take So Long to Approve New Drugs? Developing a new drug can take 10 years or more. First, drug companies must find substances that are active against HIV.
Ask the Experts

working in a restaurant with hepatitis

are you allowed to work with food, like cooking or serving the food.
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Hepatitis A is the hepatitis that is spread through food, that is why all those signs say wash your hands in the bathroom. Hepatitis B Read more »

Hepatitis Work Exposure and Risk to Family

Hello Doctor,I recently left the employment of a company where I worked as a service technician who repaired dental equipment. When I began working for them 8 years ago, I asked if there were any health risks and I was told that there were not, and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...job I would continue your excellent hand-washing techniques and would consider changing out of your clothes before you leave work to decrease any further worries about your home. Read more »

Viral Load Blip/Drug Change/Working = Fatigue (BLIPS, 2009)

Dr. Frascino,First of all I have read many of your responses to various questions and I love the wit,and more importantly, the detail and the time you take in answering the questions. I have learned alot and I thank you. I just read the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from the archives concerning blips.HIV-associated fatigue is common and often has a multifactorial etiology (multiple causes working in tandem). Could you simply be working too much? Sure. Inattention to the basic daily requirements of sleep,... Read more »

Resistance with Atripla

Taking Atripla for 5 months now, 1st time treated-no resistance found. Cd4 went from 60 to 256. Viral load went from 34000 to 3390. Hep b went from 346,000,000,000 to 3,234(copies). My hepatic numbers are all in range now and I feel better than...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...you have already exceeded that level by a large margin. The evidence from your CD4 cell count elevation is that your ART is working extremely well for you.It is great that you feel so well now, and the most likely scenario is that you have had a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Hepatitis C Falls Under U.S. Disability Law

...potentially exposed thousands of patients to hepatitis C, some observers are asking why anyone with the virus was allowed to work in a hospital operating room. The technician's employer, Denver's Rose Medical Center, was aware she had hepatitis... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for Health Professionals

...sex with men Users of injection and non-injection illegal drugs Persons with clotting factor disorders Persons working with nonhuman primates susceptible to HAV infection What are the signs and symptoms of HAV infection? ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

ACLU Wants Alabama Inmates With HIV to Be Allowed in Work Release

...Civil Liberties Union is calling on Alabama's Department of Corrections to lift a ban on HIV-positive inmates participating in work release programs. The state recently removed several restrictions for its prisoners with HIV, who are housed in... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Decision to Allow HIV-Positive Inmates in Alabama to Participate in Work-Release Program Makes "Significant Statement," Editorial Says

... Alabama Department of Corrections' " decision to stop barring inmates with HIV from work-release programs is an indication of how far society, not just the department, has come in understanding the virus and understanding Read more »
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HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies
I have been studying towards a career in the health professions. Just recently I have decided to go for a dental career. I am seriously reconsidering this as people might stop coming to me if they find out I am positive. It's a lot of money to... Read more »

Is there life after been tested positive?

Posted by Grecp, 6 Replies
Good morning, I just can't stop thinking who would be life after been infected. I am so scared and afraid to die. Please be honest and provide me some experience from your life after been with the virus. I am 26 and I would love to die from old age... Read more »

Best friend just found out HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...medication. Without the right help how can he control what is happening inside his body? On top of that, he was infected with hepatitis about 6 months ago (has been cleared since then), he has herpes, and possibly syphillis. All of this can... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine. We have been searching ALL Read more »