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Does Bleach Kill Hepatitis Blood On Porous Surface

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Hepatitis C Virus Dried on Inanimate Surfaces Can Remain Infectious for up to Six Weeks

This article was reported by AIDSMAP . A study reported in NAM aidsmap concluded that dried blood containing hepatitis C virus (HCV) remained infectious for up to six weeks at normal room temperature. Researchers from Yale University tested the... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Why People With HIV Still Die -- And Why They Don't Have To ...

Introduction What Kills People With HIV Today? Hepatitis Outranks Other Death Threats Can Liver Deaths Be Prevented? Bad Adherence Can Kill Fateful Impact of a Late Diagnosis AIDS Cancers and Non-AIDS Cancers How Big Is the Threat From Heart... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Blood Cleansing Would Raise Need for Donors

Treating donated blood to kill HIV and other dangerous organisms damages the blood enough to require blood centers to increase their drives for donations. This is but one consequence of a new procedure being introduced to clean blood products of... Read more »
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hepatitis B core antibody positive with waning titres of hepatitis Surface antibody (<9)

please advice as to what it means : My hep b results are:HBs Ag - negativeHB core antibody - positiveHB surface antibody < 9I was vaccinated for hep b in 2004 and titres in 2005 for hep b surface Ab was >100.I am asymptomatic.They are now...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you had isolated hepatitis B core antibody in the past, then it makes sense that they wanted to vaccinate you to protect you from infection. It did work because your antibody titers were high (>100). Now they are low (<9) so you will need a... Read more »

Hep B Surface Antibody Reactive; Surface Antigen Positive

I had a blood test March 2012 with Reactive result for Hepatitis B Surface Antibody. Had another blood test April 2012 and turned out that I am Hepatitis B Surface Antigen Positive.. What is good and bad in my case? Im really worried when the doctor...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your results don't make sense to me because it is rare to see both of those tests reactive. I would recheck the entire panel at the same time. HBsAg, HBcore antibody, HB surface antibody and liver function tests.... Read more »


I know that bleach kills a high percentage of HIV in syringes when cleaning them properly. Does bleach kill Hepatitis C?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Yes, a high percentage, but often not enough. Try to use a needle exchange program if you can! DTD... Read more »

Hepatitis B Surface

I am from India 37 years old married woman. My blood report shows:* Hepatitis B Surface Antigen ----- Non-reactive* Hepatitis B Surface AB, Quant ------ <5what does this means? Am I on risk? what should i do?Appreciate your advise....
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
This means that you do not have hepatitis B infection, but are at risk. The best thing would be to get vaccinated against hepatitis B.... Read more »
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Sorry , it's me again, just a question about blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I just wonder whether the conditions will be different between when the same amount of HIV-infected blood is poured on a flat surface (like on a table) and when blood is poured into a container (like into a glass)

I mean

as the copious amount of... Read more »

the waiting is killing me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I went for an ELISA test and full STD panel last Tuesday. I have had this done once before and I got the results back in two days. It has now been seven days since the test and I haven't heard a word from the doctor's office. Last Friday I called... Read more »

Window for Hepatitis and Hiv and more

Posted by Anonymous
Yes, Window in sweden is up to six month but more likely 2 month. This virus can take some times to develop and you are using other tests than Antibodys. Hepatitis is a liver infection so you will have the virus there AND HIV virus is spread in the... Read more »

Should I get a hepatitis test?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I thought it was pretty difficult to get hepatitis from a sexual encounter....should I worry about that? I have enough going on...don't need anything else. I am HIV negative. Should I worry about hepatitis or deal with what I have?

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