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Hepatitis A Vaccine For Health Care Workers

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NEEDLESTICK WITH HEP A POSTIVE PATIENT

Can hep A be tranmitted though needlestick? Patient's Hep A Igm is reactive and I don't have immunization to Hep A. Am I at risk for being infected?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...any cases of transmission through a needlestick. You could discuss with your employee health service for further evaluation. Hepatitis A vaccine is not routinely recommended for health care workers and I wouldn't recommend any particular... Read more »

hepatitis vaccine

if i all ready had the vaccine and i sleep with someone who has hepatitis will i get it to Read more »

Universal health care (HEALTH CARE REFORM, 2009)

Not a question, but a comment on a previous one.I live in the UK whose National Health Service has... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A Vaccination of Men Who Have Sex With Men -- Atlanta, Georgia, 1996-1997

...physicians of the outbreak and encouraged them to educate their patients about the risk for hepatitis A transmission and to offer the hepatitis A vaccine to MSM because of anecdotal information linking the outbreak to MSM. To improve... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for Health Professionals

...Hepatitis A virus (HAV) infection in the United States? Hepatitis A rates in the United States have declined by 92% since Hepatitis A vaccine first became available in 1995. In 2007, 2,979 acute symptomatic cases of Hepatitis A... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Outbreak of Hepatitis A Among Men Who Have Sex With Men: Implications for Hepatitis A Vaccination Strategies

...community-wide outbreak, evaluated the risk factors for hepatitis A among MSM, and looked for potential opportunities to deliver the hepatitis A vaccine to MSM. Between Nov. 1, 1998 and May 30, 1999, 136 hepatitis A cases were reported to the... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

...serious but it can be for someone with a weakened liver. This includes people who are infected with hepatitis B or C. Two hepatitis A vaccine shots can protect you for about 20 years. Hepatitis B can cause serious disease. If you were... Read more »
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HealthCare

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I dont understand how HIV is transmitted in hospitals and other healthcare facilities because they all now a days atleast in north america used new sterile needles when injecting or taking blood so how Read more »

How do you manage your health care?

Posted by ScotCharles, 3 Replies
...infection caused cognitive dysfunction, a cognitive psychologist would be called in. I had this sort of structure when I was with Health Care Partners in LA, but frankly their emphasis on the bottom line and cheap providers was disheartening. I... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

Part two

Posted by Anonymous
...malicious cases reported in India, even if they were tainted with HIV, would be an extremely inefficient means of infection. Even health care workers who are stuck with needles and medical instruments have a very low rate of infection (only... Read more »