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Can I Be Fired For Having Hepatitis

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription
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when should we get updated

I am the safety officer of our local fire department and we have some guys that had there hep b shot back in 93'. Should they be recheck or do you think they are still ok?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Since it is more than a decade that they were vaccinated, and you may be exposed due to your job, I would recommend getting a hepatitis B surface antibody level to see if the level is high enough for protection.Dr. M Read more »

Fire Fighter looking For answers.

Can you please send me all you can about Hepatitis C and how its contracted aside from the intercourse part of the info I would be grateful. Thanks
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Troy, Hepatitis C is transmitted mostly from blood and blood products. I suggest you do a medical literature search if you want all the information Read more »

A Word of Thanks, and an Explanation, too!

Dear Dr. Frascino,A word of thanks to you for answering my question regarding Native American Sweat Lodge Ceremony and for the archive q & a... Although I can't speak of everything,I'd like to provide you some insight about Ceremony. (Your humor...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Thanks for your thanks and the nifty information on the sweat lodge ceremony. I've always enjoyed the steam room at my health club. We don't have a keeper of the fire, keeper of the door or water guy, but we do have a room chockablock full of... Read more »

HIV and Healthcare Profesionals

I am a college student. We are all working toward healthcare careers. There seems to be a difference of oppinion as to what happens if we are exposed to HIV on the job and later test positive for HIV. Some believe we will be fired or unable to find...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...occupational exposure. I speak from personal experience, as I was occupationally infected in January 1991! You would not be fired. That would be illegal. Please note there are a variety of blood-borne illnesses that health care workers could have... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Link in Colorado Cases Not Found for Weeks

...after testing positive for drug use. The technician had begun the process of transitioning to the ambulatory center before being fired from Rose, according to an Audubon administrator. Tests administered before the technician started work at... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Bail Denied for Surgery Technician in Hepatitis C Scare

...with dirty syringes filled with saline solution. She worked from Oct. 21 to April 13 at Denver's Rose Medical Center; she was fired when she failed a drug test after being discovered in an operating room where she was not assigned. From May 4... Read more »
Project Inform

IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

...become aggravated by IRIS. CMV, or cytomegalovirus Crytococcal meningitis, or Cryptococcus Eosinophilic folliculitis Hepatitis B and C Herpes, or HSV Herpes zoster, or Shingles, Varicella-zoster, VZV Human papillomavirus, or HPV ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Abel S, Cesaire R, Cales-Quist D, Bera O, Sobesky G, Cabie A. Occupational transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus after a punch. Clin Infect Dis 2000 Dec;31(6):1494-5 Center for Information and Care on Human... Read more »

Brits convict man of infecting friend with HIV

Posted by ScotCharles
...AN ITALIAN chef who boasted of having had 200 lovers was convicted yesterday of knowingly infecting a girlfriend with HIV and hepatitis C. Giovanni Mola, 38, refused to wear condoms after beginning a sexual relationship with the woman in... Read more »


Posted by sadface, 2 Replies
I KNEW that would get your attention. Okay..3.5 and 6 week negative...I go for my 8 week next Thursday. Lets Pray that it is negative, if so...can I almost rest assured that my 3 month will be neagtive too? Help me, I have pulled almost all of my... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
can the people who have tested positive describe the symptoms they experianced during the ars period and after please. Thanks Read more »