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Are Healthcare Workers At Greater Risk For Hbv Than Hiv

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Healthcare worker initially non-immune titer, now immune after needlestick

I work in acute dialysis and prior to begining work had baseline bloodwork completed whihc included negitive for Hep A, B, and C, and non-immune for HBsAb, concurrently I tested myself through a home-testing for HIV (which was also negative.) I am...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
You should not be ashamed to ask for help. We all have needlestick worries and risks. However if you never received the vaccine you may have been exposed to HBV. I would recommend that you get HBcore antibody. If it is positive then you have really... Read more »


Dear Dr. Young:Forgive me if this is not the appropriate forum for this question, but I did not... Read more »

Healthcare workers w/HIV

I am currently doing and argument paper for my Engl class and my argument is: Should Healthcare... Read more »

I-161: Experience of Health-Care Workers (HCWs) Taking Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) after Occupational HIV Exposures: Findings of the HIV PEP Registry

The HIV PEP Registry was established by the CDC after the US Public Health Service first recommended in 1996 the use of combination antiretroviral therapy as prophylaxis immediately following certain occupational HIV exposures, in an effort to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Health-Care Worker Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis

Note: The guidelines have been revised; for the updated guidelines in PDF format, click here . Contributors Summary Introduction Definitions of Health-Care Workers and Exposure Background Risk for Occupational Transmission of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evaluation of Safety Devices for Preventing Percutaneous Injuries Among Health-Care Workers During Phlebotomy Procedures:

Health-care workers (HCWs) are at risk for infections withbloodborne pathogens resulting from occupational exposures toblood through percutaneous injuries (PIs). Phlebotomy, one of themost commonly performed medical procedures, has been... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

WHO Director-General Calls for Greater Protection of the Rights of HIV-Positive People, and Those at High Risk

Despite progress in the fight against HIV/AIDS, "intolerance on the part of health care workers is undermining global efforts to stop the spread of the AIDS virus, [WHO Director-General Margaret Chan] warned," in a statement prepared for World AIDS... Read more »
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Poz Healthcare workers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm an HIV+ guy who works in medicine, and I am desperately seeking others like me. I am having a great deal of difficulty with my shift-work schedule and the high stress level of my work. How do others cope? My health is declining because of... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I dont understand how HIV is transmitted in hospitals and other healthcare facilities because they all now a days atleast in north america used new sterile needles when injecting or taking blood so how is HIV transmitted through the healthcare... Read more »

Anyone in Chicago + in healthcare want to chat?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm a healthcare professional who has been HIV+ for just over a year, am on meds (my choice) doing well, in a committed relationship with a neg partner, just want someone to email back and forth with or maybe have coffee just to talk. It helps... Read more »

Outreach Worker / HIV Counselor and Tester

Posted by Anonymous
John XXIII AIDS Ministry
Outreach Worker / HIV Counselor and Tester in Salinas, California

The AACT Program (African-American Counseling and Testing) Coordinator will be in charge of identifying and HIV testing high-risk African-Americans. This... Read more »