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Cdc Guidelines For Exposure To Hepatitis C And Hiv Testing

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eye splash exposure with HIV and hepatitis infected blood

I had an exposure to blood from a pt who was both HIV positive and Hepatitis C positive blood. He was receiving continuous dialysis and his blood splashed into my face and both eyes during a flush. I immediately washed my face and flushed out both...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...transmission risk is significantly decreased, as you began a course of PEP within three hours. We don't have statistics for hepatitis C transmission resulting from an occupational eye splash; however, it is also extremely low. Unfortunately there... Read more »

Drug use question (HEPATITIS C AND HIV TESTING)

I have tested positive for Hep C as result of sharing needles. The incident was 3 months ago and I... Read more »

Dr. Bob, can i woohoo, please answer? Will donate. (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have had one time unprotected sex with a stranger in the past, she told me that she had... Read more »
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Innovative Widget Provides N.Y. Emergency Rooms With PEP Info

...exposed to HIV? There are a couple of guidelines that are out there. I think the two that are most prominent are the CDC [U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] guidelines and the New York State AIDS Institute guidelines . The New... Read more »
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The Evolution of HIV Testing in the U.S.: Are We at the Cusp of a New Era?

...they are also unknowingly putting their sexual partners at risk. To solve this problem, three years ago this month, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued revised HIV testing recommendations to increase HIV testing in... Read more »
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HIV Transmission

...through breastfeeding or by prechewing food for her infant. In the United States, it is also possible to acquire HIV through exposure to infected blood, transfusions of infected blood, blood products, or organ transplantation, though this risk is... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS

...Nausea Diarrhea What Is Hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that in 2007 there were17,000 new HCV infections in the US. Worldwide, it is... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be 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 »

window period

Posted by shadesofgrey, 3 Replies
...but the reports do indeed exist in the medical literature. Today, however, extended follow-up testing beyond six months after exposure to rule out the extremely rare possibility of delayed seroconversion is not recommended, except under... Read more »

window period

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...but the reports do indeed exist in the medical literature. Today, however, extended follow-up testing beyond six months after exposure to rule out the extremely rare possibility of delayed seroconversion is not recommended, except under... Read more »