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Epidural Steroid Injections Cervical Hepatitis

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase them without a prescription in some pharmacies in some states such as California. Needle exchanges and other harm reduction programs can sometimes also provide you with cotton, alcohol swabs, sterile...
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Corticosteroid Epidural Injections

PLEASE DR. BOB, ANSWER MY QUESTION. THIS IS MY 3RD OR 4TH TIME WRITING. My boyfriend had 3 epidural injections, spaced one week apart. He took the Home Access test 3 weeks after the last injection and another one 9 weeks after the last injection....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The three-week result might be considered a bit suspect, depending on the dose of corticosteroids; however the nine-week post-injection test should give an accurate result. Your boyfriend is HIV negative and no additional tests are warranted.... Read more »

Does sharing vial of steroid(testosterone 400) risky for HIV AND hapitatis

HiI am anxious. I used to take steroid, i never shared needles, all the needles were packeged from cvs new and i used to swap the injection site with alcohole. But i shared the vial of Steroid (testosterone 400). Can i catch Hiv or hepatitis from...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

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

Brown University
Sharing any type of injection equipment including the vial of steroid poses a risk. I suggest geting tested for HIV and HCV. There are concerning consequences of injecting yourself with testerone without a doctor's involvement. I hope you can... Read more »

Social Effects of Steroid Treatment

I recently went on an online dating service looking at men in my age range (40-60), and I noticed something striking: nearly all of the men with really muscular bodies listed their status as positive.I was in my 20's when steroids treatments...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You really think that steroid use is "fueling the epidemic" and that physicians who limit the use of these potent agents to those who have a documented indication for their use are "creating a perverse incentive"???... Read more »

Hepatitis B post HBIG Injection

1) For someone who is HIV negative, was exposed to Hep B through sexual contact, was given their first of three vaccine shots at day 9, and the HBIG injection at day 11, how long should this person wait to have sexual activity? Put another way, how...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
After an exposure to hepatitis B infection, it is best to get HBIG as soon as possible. The effect of HBIG is to give passive antibodies, which will be immediately protective. It is important to give HBV vaccine just to decrease the person's... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 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... Read more »

Paranoid... Could someone help!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
About 8 months ago I dated a guy who I later found out uses injection drugs (steroids) and to my dismay I also found out that he has had many sexual partners. Since that time I have also met someone "my soulmate" so naturally I was concerned about... Read more »

Re jamie hep vaccine

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi Jamie, if you were vaccinated in school,im sure it was for hep B , I knoww is one for hep A but in school it would have been hep B ,so i wouldn't worry about that, As for me I never was vaccinated , So my stress level is still up there. Hope your... Read more »

Starting Treatment For Hep B (Scared Silly)

Posted by TennJack
I am starting Pegasys injections for Hep B on 8-2-05 and need all input from as many of you as possible. I have read up on it and it sounds awful. Any feed back would be appreciated! Read more »