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Hep A And B Injections For Teens

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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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hep b injection and immunity

Ive just started my degree as a student adult nurse, and have been advised to have the hep b injection. I have had 3 children and during routine blood tests remember being immune to hep b, how would i already be immune and do i really need to be...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is possible you got the injection without remembering it in the the past.The other possibility is that you were exposed to hepatitis B in the past and cleared it. Now you have antibodies.You do not need an immunization if you have protective... Read more »

Gay teens vs. Straight teens: Whose more at risk for HIV?

WHAT ARE THE STATS ON GAY TEENAGERS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 CONTRACTING HIV? ARE THEY AT THE SAME RISK FOR HIV AS HETEROSEXUAL YOUNG MEN? IS THIS DETERMINED BY RACE, UPBRINGING OR SOCIAL FACTORS DO YOU THINK?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. In regard to teens (Gay and Straight) getting HIV:Because HIV infection (without being diagnosed with AIDS) is not a reportable condition in many places (as of October 1998), we do not currently have a lot of data to... Read more »

hep c

my father has hep c. im not sure whether he acquired it before or after i was born because he never told me. but is it possible for him to transmit it to me in either case? and if so is it likely that i have it in my early teens or will it appear...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis C is usually transmitted through injection drug use; much less likely through sexual intercourse. Household contacts are not a risk. I would counsel you not to share razors. If you are still concerned, get a hepatitis C antibody test to... Read more »

14 male teen may have hiv

Im 14 male and im really worried and so scared that i have hiv/aids because im gay and ive been in alot of sexual intercorses i live in the U.S, im scared if i test positive i will die over time, will i die or can i be cured? i need to know i dont...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The thing you need to do immediately is call the Gay Mens' Health Crisis AIDS Hotline: 1-800-AIDS-NYC (1-800-243-7692)In New York City: 212-807-6655; TTY: 212-645-7470 (for the hearing impaired)Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00... Read more »
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Starting Treatment For Hep B (Scared Silly)

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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 »

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 »

iv drug user hiv hep c syphillis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you had sex with iv drug user would it take longer to show up hiv positive? Could you go into neurosyphillis within months
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