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Hep A Exposure

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Possible Hep C exposure to bare hands

I'm a CNA in an urban ER. Recently a patient was having an active seizure and I instinctively grabbed ahold of the patients arm without gloves. After being informed by the physician the patient was Hep C positive (with a probable high viral load...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would not be concerned....However, with that said, any time there is a potential exposure, you should always ask employee health to evaluate you for your own protection. However, I don't think this exposure is one Read more »

routes of hep c exposure

Dear Dr. I am an OCD sufferer and have obsessional fears about contracting hep c. I worry about... Read more »

Needle Stick HIV/Hep exposure

Hello,I am a newly hired ER tech. The other day I took a blood sample from an HIV+, Hep B+... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oklahoma: No Appeals Filed During Settlement Protest Period for Hepatitis C Exposure Lawsuit

...A period set aside for participants to oppose a $25 million settlement of a lawsuit regarding exposure to hepatitis C has passed without protest in Norman, Okla. As no appeals were filed, the lawsuit is considered "in judgment, which Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...someone who has Hepatitis A Have oral-anal sexual contact with someone who has Hepatitis A I think I have been exposed to Hepatitis A. What should I do? If you have any questions about potential exposure to Hepatitis A, call ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...hepatitis B and C. Also, there are vaccines that can protect you against developing hepatitis A and B, even if you've already been exposed to them. These vaccines may not work for people with CD4 counts below 350. There are no treatments for... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for Health Professionals

... Sewage workers. In the United States, no work-related outbreaks of Hepatitis A have been reported among workers exposed to sewage. Health care workers. Health care workers are not at increased risk for Hepatitis A. If a... Read more »
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When exposed to HIV you are exposed HEP also?

Posted by Anonymous
I heard this is true because most people with HIV are coinfected with Hep. This means that the window period is at least 6 months, right? Anyway, if you have more questions go to www.aidsmeds.com and FEAR of HIV forum. Ask them the window period fo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...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 production of HIV... Read more »

Hepatitis and HIV tests

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Recently I had an exposure to blood. At 3 months the HIV test and the Hepatitis C test have both come back negative, but I still have a question. If I had Read more »

Hepatitis testing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...anyone know if hepatitis B and C testing is as accurate at 6 months as hiv tesing.Just wondering as ive tested neg for hiv and hep at 6 months,I know that the hiv is 100% accurate at 6 months but don't know about hep. Read more »