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Can A Person Who Has Hepatitis C Work In Health Care

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The Center for AIDS

Poor Blood Sugar Control and Overall Care in People With Diabetes and HIV

One third of people with HIV and diabetes in a NewYork City university medical center had poor controlof blood sugar, and low proportions met guidelines forblood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. 1 In addition,physicians tested few of... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Prison Health News First Issue Available

A newsletter for prisoners, family members, and medical staff,focusing on HIV, hepatitis, and other major illnesses in prison,is available without charge. The first issue looks at takingcare of one's health, getting necessary medical services both... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

Newly diagnosed with both HIV and hepatitis C at the same time Are people around me now at risk? Can I pass on hepatits C through sex? Can you catch another type of hepatitis C or HIV? About hepatitis viruses Hepatitis A and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

is this acute or chronic hep-c

I am a health care worker.Back in 1992 I had some mild increase in LFT ALT 60 hepatitis-c antibody was negative they came down to normal this happend again in 1995 again hep-c antibody was negative at that time also,and in May 2005 hep-c negative...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
For health care workers, needlestick injuries with exposure to blood can lead to acute hepatitis C. I believe that is what happened to you. 1. Your liver function tests in the past were only modestly abnormal and that was probably due to some degree... Read more »

Employer wants to know if employees are HIV+

I am an employer and would like to know if any of my employees are infectedwith HIV. Do I have this right?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Because of privacy rights, there is no legitimate way to know if any of youremployees are infected with HIV. However, because of the rate of infection inthe U.S., you would be wise to assume that you have at least one HIV-positiveemployee and... Read more »

Being informed of HIV and Hepatitis prior to accepting job

I was hired and accepted a job in a Dialysis center where HIV and Hepatitis-C is present. I was not informed of this at any time during the interview or upon accepting the position. In fact, I was not even told of it until several days into the job....
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Anytime someone works in a health care facility, they can come in contact with blood and other bodily fluids that could contain viruses, bacteria, etc. Since these facilities practice universal precautions, you should be able to protect yourself by... Read more »

How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

Question #1: How soon should I test for Hep B?Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Hepatitis A and B are transmitted in different ways, although both virusescan cause Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).Hepatitis A is transmitted through the oral-fecal route. It is usuallytransmitted through... Read more »
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Need Volunteer Help

Posted by Anonymous
I am looking for some volunteers to write a brief paragraph on their take of some of the issues listed on our site. http://www.aids-hepatitisc.org

The topics needing a brief prologue are as follows:

Health Insurance

Hepatitis

HIV/AIDS

Institutional... Read more »