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Caring For Patients With Hepatitis

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Regent Park Clinic Offers Hope -- Non-Judgmental Care Keeps Hepatitis C Patients Returning for Treatment

The Regent Park Community Health Center in Toronto helps patients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) prepare for or complete treatment. The facility offers a wide range of services, from assistance with housing and disability benefits to legal... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Boehringer Ingelheim Launches Hepatitis C Web Portal for Patients, Health Care Providers

The pharmaceutical company Boehringer Ingelheim recently launched the website www.HepCRedefined.com to provide resources and tools for individuals infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The company collaborated with HCV community advocates and... Read more »
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Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

Table of Contents Introduction HIV/HCV Coinfection HIV/HBV Coinfection New Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Concerns Careing from HIV patient (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

I recently started caring from my brother who has Full blown AIDS with Cryptococcus meningitis. I wasnt paranoid about it until my toddler covered herself over with his throw and suddenly got a rash on both her arms and face. She had been inside all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,We don't use the term "Full Blown AIDS" anymore, because in reality there is no such thing as "Partially Blown AIDS." I'm delighted you are caring for your brother in his time of need. I wish all AIDS patients had... Read more »

hepatitis and health care workers

can an hepatitis patient become a medical doctor or a pharmacist....
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
People who have chronic hepatitis B and C virus infection may work as health care workers. Hepatitis B is much more contagious and requires careful treatment and monitoring in many cases, to reduce risk of transmitting to others.Factors to discuss... Read more »

prick by a syringe used to a patient positive in hepatitis c

i was pricked by a syringe used to a patient with active hepatitis c viruswhat can i do now...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would get HCV testing by your primary care doctor if you are talking about a syringe for drugs...If you are referring to a syringe used in medical care, then go to your employee health service. You can check for HCV RNA at 4 to 6 weeks to see if... Read more »

can two hepatitis b patients get married?

Two intending couples had been tested positive to hepatitis. can the two get married. Pls provide all available alternatives to this question. Thanks...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I am assuming that you mean you are both patients with chronic hepatitis B infection. You can certainly get married. During the time near when your wife wants to get pregnant, she will need careful follow-up to prevent transmission to the baby. This... Read more »
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Very scary.....Please be careful out there!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everyone....

I'm a "worried-well" heterosexual male just like most people on this board, and in my obsessing, I stumbled upon this information on the "WebMD" website. One of the reasons for the rapid spread of HIV in Africa is a different strain... Read more »

CLEVELAND HEALTH CARE

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
DOES ANYONE LIVE IN CLEVELAND, OH? I MAY BE MOVING THERE AND AM CONCERNED ABOUT HEALTH CARE. I AM A PATIENT AT A WONDERFUL HIV CLINIC IN ROCHESTER, NY AND AM AFRAID I WON'T FIND A PLACE TO GET MY CARE IN CLEVELAND. THIS CLINIC IS NON-PROFIT, VERY UP... Read more »

Trying to find that special someone who understands and cares

Posted by forjkp, 3 Replies
I have had Hep-C for three and a half years now. I knew from the moment that my doctors made me aware of this, the chances of me ever meeting my soal mate or finding that special person in my life would be almost impossible. I'm 55, have a good... Read more »

i am a health care worker...

Posted by Anonymous
I am a health care worker in Baltimore. Every other patient that
I come into contact with in my clinic is an HIV or AIDS patient.
I would like everyone who has this disease to know that I pray
for a cure everyday, and do my best to help those who... Read more »