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Chances Of Contracting Hepatitis C

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Being informed of HIV and Hepatitis prior to accepting job

I was hired and accepted a job in a Dialysis center where HIV and Hepatitis-C is present. I was not informed of this at any time during the interview or upon accepting the position. In fact, I was not even told of it until several days into the job....
Lynn L. Franzoi

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Anytime someone works in a health care facility, they can come in contact with blood and other bodily fluids that could contain viruses, bacteria, etc. Since these facilities practice universal precautions, you should be able to protect yourself by... Read more »
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Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

Newly diagnosed with both HIV and hepatitis C at the same time Are people around me now at risk? Can I pass on hepatits C through sex? Can you catch another type of hepatitis C or HIV? About hepatitis viruses Hepatitis A and... Read more »
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Living With Coinfection

Overview Stress Alcohol Alcohol and liver damage Tips for reducing or avoiding alcohol Recreational drugs Smoking Body fat and body weight Body mass index Diet Herbal medicine Research on herbal medicine Overview Some of... Read more »
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Hepatitis C Treatment and Management

Hepatitis C treatment: how, why, when Who needs treatment? How is hepatitis C treated? What is pegylated interferon? How long is hepatitis C treated for? Goals of hepatitis C treatment Predicting the response to treatment ... Read more »
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Tests and Monitoring

Tests to diagnose hepatitis C Routine blood tests Hepatitis C viral load (RNA testing) Hepatitis C tests and what the results mean Hepatitis C genotype Predominant hepatitis C genotype by region Liver enzyme tests: ALT and AST Other... Read more »