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Caring For Patients With Hepatitis

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AIDS InfoNet

Darunavir (Prezista)

...for use as the first regimen for people with HIV. This regimen is 800 mg (two 400 mg tablets) taken with ritonavir 100 mg once daily, with food. In 2010, this once-daily dosing pattern was approved for treatment-experienced patients (those who have been taking ART for some time), provided that a genotypic test of their virus does not show any relevant protease inhibitor mutations. Darunavir is also approved for children who have already used...
Ask the Experts

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
There has never been a proven case of transmission of HCV 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... 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, Read more »

Hepatitis b & HIV

Good Day Doctor,A health care worker has had a blood splash on their face and onto a open bruise on their face from a burst pimple.The patient has aids with a CD4 count of 104 as well as hepatitis b,The health care worker has been tested positive...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...antibody is reactive (and protective) so this should not be an issue...Please check your records again...Please monitor the patient's laboratories for HIV prophylaxis...Some of these drugs have activity against HBV as well (eg, Truvada)...Future... Read more »

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 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 loving family members to care for them and love them.Your fears about transmission are unwarranted. I can't... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Patients May Have Abnormal Blood Sugar

... Blood sugar, or glucose, abnormalities "are common and easily underestimated among patients with chronic hepatitis C infection," Dr. Ming-Lung Yu of Taiwan's Kaohsiung Medical University and colleagues report. In their Read more »
The Body PRO

Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

...individuals at high risk for HIV infection are also likely to be at risk for HBV or HCV coinfection. Overall, approximately 25% of patients in the United States with HIV are also infected with HCV. 4 In contrast, the prevalence of HBV in... Read more »
The Well Project

Treatment of Hepatitis C

...Treatment is usually not recommended for people with little or no liverdamage. But doctors may still decide to treat co-infected patients becauseliver damage can progress more quickly in HIV+ people. Due to the risk ofsevere side effects, people... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Hepatitis C Infections Found in Clinic Patients

... Four patient-to-patient hepatitis C virus transmissions at a now-closed Manhattan hemodialysis clinic that occurred during 2005-2008 were Read more »
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Posted by willbestrong1, 2 Replies
hi everybody!! Last week i had my elisa test and it was positive. then they did western blot test but now they cant say anything..i mean the doctor told me he cant say whether i am negative or positive..they will have some more research on... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...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 had developed an acute... Read more »

you must be kidding me

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 2 Replies this site claims they have documented cases of people taking up to 3 years to test positive by antibody test and is updated till 2006 feb Read more »

delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
you can have a delayed seroconversion if you are coinfected with hiv and hep c i have spoke with so many doctors and hospitals they said you need to test at 9months and 12 months Read more »