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Can You Be Arrested For Giving 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
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please help a worried resident

Dr. Bob,I want to start off by saying that your advice is so helpful and even though I am a resident and can look up official guidelines and advice, I often refer to this site for any questions I have pertaining to HIV. I have a question for you. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...)If you remain worried, get HIV tested per the guidelines (baseline, 6 weeks, 12 weeks and 6 months). A single assessment for hepatitis C is all that's required. From the description of the event provided I agree testing is certainly not... Read more »


Im a Police officer, and the other day I had arrestted a drug user who had bled on my handcuff. After drpping him off at jail I got back my cuffs and sprayed them down with Lysol then wiped them down with Viraguard Antiseptic Wipes (says effective...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Police Officer,Your fears are totally unwarranted. Your risk of contracting HIV or hepatitis from those super clean cuffs is completely nonexistent. Yep, your risk is exactly zero, zip, nada, null, nothing, zilch, bupkis! Read more »

hep c contracted from open cut?

I am a police officer and 2 months ago was putting someone under arrest who is hep c positive and hiv unknown. while he was resisting arrest he held onto a fence and cut his hand and wrist area. i had to put the cuffs on him and cut my finger and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...due to the kind of work you do. I am glad you are following up with this.With that said, I fully expect you to be negative for hepatitis C. The vast majority of cases are due to injection drug use where a needle full of blood gets injected in the... Read more »

Peg interterferon

What are the side affects of the new hcv therapy peg interferon and ribivirin therapy? Is it proving to be more effective in arresting the hep viral loads in those of us who tried intron-A and ribivirin therapy and were not responding?thank you
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Yes. Pegylated interferons represent a great advance in hepatitis C treatment. The efficacy is much higher than three times per week interferon and the side effect profile is much better as well. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Minnesota: Heroin Arrests Drop in Hastings, Dakota County

... Despite a five-year growth in heroin use statewide, last year Dakota County recorded a drop in arrests involving heroin, as well as a tapering-off of heroin-related hepatitis C cases among City of Hastings youths. Dakota County's Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...blood, and all body fluids in situations where identifying blood contamination is difficult or impossible. Detainee: Person arrested and legally charged with a crime who is held in a correctional facility before trial. HAV: Hepatitis A virus,... Read more »
The Body

New Nebraska Bill Proposes Increased Penalties for Spitting on Cops if You're Living With HIV or Hepatitis; Media Fails in Its Reporting

...Gallardo a feeding tube before she starved to death in prison. Gallardo, 27, was sentenced to five years in prison for resisting arrest and biting a police officer. In early 2010, she was diagnosed with stage IV gallbladder cancer. While she... 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
...HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroconversion were clearly documented after he was involved in a bloody fight while making an arrest. A 52-year-old policeman (patient A) presented with a positive HIV result on EIA. Ten weeks previously, he... Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »


Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive Read more »