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Cases Of Nurses Catching Hepatitis

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...the HIV first toincrease CD4+ cell counts and strengthen theimmune system. People living with HIV who haveCD4+ cell counts over 500 may respond better tothe treatment for Hep C than those with lower CD4+cell counts. In some cases, doctors treat both HIV and Hep Cat the same time. They will take extra care toensure that the treatment for one disease is notmaking the other disease worse. What can I do toprotect my health? If you think you...
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Hepatitis and HIV Coinfection

gud day.im a nurse and i had a needle pricked just this morning.i already received a tetanus toxoid vaccine and my patient's case was "live birth fr. delivered NSVD, MD,MAS. i had my anti HBs checked last may which has a >1000 result.is TT enough?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Yes your hepatitis B antibody test shows an adequate level of protective antibodies. You will want also baseline HIV and hepatitis C antibodies for Read more »

Occupational Hepatitis C exposure

Please help me out...I am a nurse and two days ago at work, I accidently stuck myself with a dirty needle removed from an Hepatitis C patient. Immediately after the exposure, I squeezed out of my finger as much blood as I could. Am I at a greater...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...You should always report occupational risks of ANY KIND to your place of work. Discuss the case with your employer and appropriate testing for you and the patient.You will need follow-up testing if the patient has HCV viremia. Read more »

HIV/HEP B+ NURSE

I AM INTERESTED IN PURSUING A NURSING CAREER. ONE OF THE PROGRAMS REQUIRES A DRUG TEST AND HEALTH SCREENING ON WHICH I WILL HAVE TO DISCLOSE MY MEDICATIONS. ISN'T THIS THE SAME AS TELLING MY EMPLOYER MY STATUS? I HAVE BEEN HIV+ SINCE THE 1980'S...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...I can't tell whether the entity asking for this is a school or an employer. In any case, you can safely provide nursing care and I encourage you to move forward. You have a couple of choices: 1. Contact the program Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...infected; this outcome is sometimes referred to as spontaneous viral clearance or spontaneous clearance.Chronic infection refers to cases in which the hepatitis C virus remains in the body after the acute phase. Most people with HCV are... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

...relieve the symptom. If you experience hair loss, try using baby shampoo. Don't shampoo your hair as often. Sleep on a silk pillowcase, instead of a cotton one. Drink at least one gallon of water per day to combat fatigue, headaches, muscle and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Filgrastim (Neupogen)

...Sarcoma (see Fact Sheet 511 ) pegylated alpha interferon, used to treat hepatitis C co-infection (see Fact Sheet 507 ) Many cases of neutropenia occur in people who are receiving cancer chemotherapy. What About Drug Resistance? Filgrastim... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver and liver failure, which can be fatal. Many cases of hepatitis aren't treated because people either don't feel sick at all, or think they have the flu. The most... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Hepatitis C Sufferers Endangering Health to Get Treatment

...will be rejected by the provincial drug plan, he estimated. "The rules need to change so we don't have to argue for coverage, case by case," Conway said. The approval process is unique to HCV, said Dr. Morris Sherman, head of the Canadian Liver... Read more »
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blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

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...young couples diagnosed, there are lots of children with HIV. The Lavra clinic, however, doesn't see a lot of pediatric AIDS cases; pediatricians or obstetricians provide this care elsewhere in the city. Many patients arrive at Lavra too sick... Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
http://www.avert.org/needlestick.htm http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/needlestick_injuries.html You guys if you read these youll see why im so damn paranoid ok im so sorry for all of this shit im doing to you and fuck dont say in hurting... Read more »