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Hepatitis B Treatment Injectable

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct exchange of blood from one person's body into the bloodstream of another and is one of the most efficient ways to spread...
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Unreadable results (HARM REDUCTION FOR INJECTION DRUG USE, 2010)

A family member had HIV and STD tests done at local clinic. All the results for STDs were negative. The result for HIV test listed unreadable. What does this mean? There can not be a 3 month waiting period as she is sexually active and occasional...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I would assume "unreadable" means invalid, that the test could not be interpreted due to some type of technical problem. However, I think you should ask the clinic that ran the test, not me! (Perhaps they meant "indeterminate," which is quite... Read more »

Treatment in 2002

My dad tooks injections in the fatty tissue of his stomach. this treatment was new then im wondering if anyone can help me find out the name or any info about this treatment
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Most likely he took interferon therapy for hepatitis B or hepatitis C. Read more »

HIV/HEP B

Hi im with a great + guy we been together almost a year we find out he was pos like 2 or 3 month after we started dating and do to earlier results he has been pos for like a year and a half before that he got hep B but now he is fine we know our...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Yes - the main thing is that you should get vaccinated for hepatitis B to protect yourself. You will need three injections. Hepatitis B in your partner can be chronic or resolved infection. If he has said that it is chronic, then he will need... Read more »

signs and symptoms of hepatitis B and the effective treatment

ok...thank you Dr.Conway,I hope you'll not be annoyed. I had another question. Well,so how long will it be to get immunity after vaccination? What would be the best treatment of hepatitis B virus? Is it true that even if you are treated your still...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
It may take a month or so after you begin the immunization sequence for HBV to get measurable immunity, although you should still get the 3 injections at month 0, 1 and 6. If treatment is ever needed, many drugs are now available, such as... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...monitored regularly for signs of liver disease and evaluated for possible treatment. Several medications have been approved for Hepatitis B treatment, and new drugs are in development. However, not every person with chronic Hepatitis B needs to... Read more »
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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

Table of Contents Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Diagnosis / Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Overview What is hepatitis? Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Toxins,... Read more »
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GETTING INJECTED WITH A CONTAMINATED NEEDLE . HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I went to donate blood on may 9. They had only 2 nurses and a receptionist at the front desk. Since there were 2 people before that were donating already, and only 2 nurses, the receptionist took my temperature, blood pressure and pulse and also... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Abel S, Cesaire R, Cales-Quist D, Bera O, Sobesky G, Cabie A. Occupational transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus after a punch. Clin Infect Dis 2000 Dec;31(6):1494-5 Center for Information and Care on Human... 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 »