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Cdc Guidelines For Exposure To Hepatitis C And Hiv

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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 »

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 »

csf exposure (CSF EXPOSURE, occupational exposure to cerebral spinal fluid)

while helping an intern during an LP on an HIV+ pt, csf leaked onto my scrubs. i didnt think much... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australian Study Finds Treatment Could Stop Spread of AIDS in Jail

...in jail could prevent them from becoming infected. Post-exposure prophylaxis, or combination treatment in the 72 hours after exposure to HIV, is already available to members of the public if they are deemed at high risk by a specialist doctor.... Read more »
The Body

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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Hope for Hepatitis C, an Often Hidden Disease

...of the virus from 40 percent to as high as 75 percent. And they allow some patients to cut treatment time in half, lessening exposure to grueling side effects. Experts draw comparisons to the 1990s when potent combination therapies emerged to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...by 79%. However, it is still possible for health care workers who take PEP to get HIV infection. Other Exposure In 2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after... 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 »