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Can A Healthcare Worker Practice With Hepatitis C

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and
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curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...else; tattooing or piercing using unsterilized needles, contaminated ink, or inkwells; needlestick accidents (a problem for health care workers); medical or dental procedures with unsterilized equipment, including kidney dialysis (rare); sharing... Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...find information and support from many sources, including friends and family; support groups; your doctors, nurses, and other health care providers; and the Internet.As with HIV, learning you have HCV may cause you to re-evaluate how you think... Read more »

Hepatitis C transmission

I am a paramedic and I had a patient that is positive for hepatitis C. When administering a glucose check the patient started shaking his hand and a drop of blood went flying into my eye. Can you get hepatitis C that way, and what are the chances...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...due to an eye splash (eg, phylogenetic analysis that matches the donor and recipient HCV isolates). However, because you are a health care worker, I always advise that you should always document all exposures and get baseline testing and... Read more »

Do emergency medical workers need to know if a person has HIV?

If someone tests positive for HIV/AIDS, what happens if this person is, say, in a car wreck and knocked unconscious and is bleeding, and an EMT/Paramedic is trying to work on the person? Do (+) people have a card or bracelet or something to warn the...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Thank you for your question.All healthcare workers, police officers, fire fighters, paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT's), etc. are trained to consider all people as Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...an experienced doctor. They should avoid alcohol because it can cause additional liver damage. They also should check with a health professional before taking any prescription pills, supplements, or over-the-counter medications, as these can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Manitoba Liver Expert Says Too Few Doctors Testing for Hepatitis C

...that between January and October 2008, the province recorded 291 new hepatitis C infections. On Tuesday, World Hepatitis Day, health care workers and volunteers hit the streets of Winnipeg to raise awareness of the virus, which affects one... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada: Vegas Hepatitis C Outbreak Spurs New Laws

...Division to issue a cease-and-desist order to any facility where patient safety may be at risk. Another new law affirms that a health care professional's license can be suspended if he or she owns a facility under investigation or disciplined for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...flu-like symptoms, irritability, depression, and low red blood cell counts (anemia) or white blood cell counts. Talk with your health care provider about how to deal with side effects. Ribavirin can cause severe birth defects. Women should not... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That is what I am being told by my health care provider but he doesn't seem to know his ass from a whole in the ground at this point. I am really... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »