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Endoscopy Hiv Hepatitis Scare

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Syringe-Scare Tests Come Back Positive; HIV, Hepatitis Found in Patients, But Not Linked to Problem Procedure

Health officials say there is no evidence that a small number of former patients who tested positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV contracted the infections from syringes improperly reused by health workers at High Prairie Health Complex. The... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada: Endoscopy Clinic Shut Down

On Friday, Las Vegas city inspectors shut down an endoscopy clinic two days after announcing that unsafe syringe usage there may have put patients at risk for hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. Investigators say clinic staff at the Endoscopy Center... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nevada: Related Endoscopy Clinics Closed

On Monday, Las Vegas officials upheld the suspension of a city clinic accused of reusing syringes and medication vials and, hours later, Clark County health officials shut down three other clinics owned by the same medical group. Attorneys and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

hiv from an Endoscopy???

I had an Endoscopy 4 years ago and 8 Days later I got a rash all over my body (big purple spots) and a very high fever I was like this for a whole week. I went to the hospital Emergency Room and explained what happened to me, I was sent home just...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Is there a way to prove you contracted HIV from an endoscopy procedure four years ago and press legal charges? No. Not unless you can prove you contracted your infection there (extremely unlikely) or there were a number of cases of HIV... Read more »

Should I take endoscopy

Doc. recommended endoscopy.. I read that there are chances for Hep B/HIV risks because of endoscopy..Is that true?? .. this causing me panic...because doc. will not know anything until endoscopy..and I am afraid endoscopy is risky..what to do ??...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Nope. That is not true. If it were, do you think any rational person would get an elective endoscopy? Frevinsakes! Be reasonable! Dr. Bob... Read more »

Should I take endoscopy?

My Doc. recommended endoscopy.. I read that there are chances for Hep B/Hep C/HIV risks because of endoscopy..Is that true??...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Extraordinarily rare and only seen in the form of a rare case report. These cases are the exception. Endoscopy is usually safe and I have undergone those procedures myself.... Read more »

Endoscopy and Hep C - please answer, asked so many times!

Sorry to be asking this AGAIN. Endoscopy worker doing endoscopy on Hep C patient. Wearing gloves. Got a small amount of saliva on gloves. About 1-2 hours previously had a pinprick on finger for blood sugar level. That had stopped bleeding for a good...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Please consider yourself reassured that your exposure to hepatitis C was definitely not significant. I'd place it in the category of essentially nonexistent. O.K.? Thank you for your donation. We'll use it to help provide crucial... Read more »
Connect With Others

Very scared

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey,
I got my three month -ve HIV, Hep B & C results last week. Now VERY worried - have to go see consultant re. elevated alt levels in liver function test. After results i hoped this would have settled and maybe just be a mild viral reaction... Read more »

Another Scare..GMAN, please answer!!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I recently found out that co-infection with HIV and Hep C can delay seroconversion past six months. Does anyone know how true this is?? The fact that 1/3 of all people with hiv also have hep C makes me VERY concerned about the possibility of late... Read more »

Scared and Waiting-Please Help!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello out there. I'm currently waiting on test results for HIV, Hep B & C and I'm in total panic mode. While part of me is relieved that I am finally doing the tests, a big part of me wished I never got out of bed this morning. If anyone out... Read more »

Scared..please read this...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have just recently found out I have been exposed to HIV.I am a gay man in my 20's. I work as a nurse at a local hospital. a few nights ago, my ex boyfriend ironically ended up as my patient. ( we were together 3 years, just broke up right before... Read more »