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Hepatitis C And Ability To Work

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Glossary

anaemia: very low red blood cell count. albumin: a protein made by the liver. It carries drugs,hormones and waste products through the blood andmaintains fluid levels within the body. An abnormally lowlevel of albumin is a sign of serious... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Prison Health News First Issue Available

A newsletter for prisoners, family members, and medical staff,focusing on HIV, hepatitis, and other major illnesses in prison,is available without charge. The first issue looks at takingcare of one's health, getting necessary medical services both... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

Newly diagnosed with both HIV and hepatitis C at the same time Are people around me now at risk? Can I pass on hepatits C through sex? Can you catch another type of hepatitis C or HIV? About hepatitis viruses Hepatitis A and... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Being informed of HIV and Hepatitis prior to accepting job

I was hired and accepted a job in a Dialysis center where HIV and Hepatitis-C is present. I was not informed of this at any time during the interview or upon accepting the position. In fact, I was not even told of it until several days into the job....
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Anytime someone works in a health care facility, they can come in contact with blood and other bodily fluids that could contain viruses, bacteria, etc. Since these facilities practice universal precautions, you should be able to protect yourself by... Read more »

Peg-Intron and Procrit

My wife is being treated for Hepatitis-C with Peg-Intron and Ribovarin. Her Platelete count is low, do You think Procrit will help, and if it will be any interaction with the treatment?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Are you sure your wife's platelet count, rather than her red blood cell count, is low? Low platelets are referred to as thrombocytopenia. Low red blood cells or hemoglobin is called anemia. The reason I ask for clarification is that... Read more »

How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

Question #1: How soon should I test for Hep B?Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Hepatitis A and B are transmitted in different ways, although both virusescan cause Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).Hepatitis A is transmitted through the oral-fecal route. It is usuallytransmitted through... Read more »
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Need Volunteer Help

Posted by Anonymous
I am looking for some volunteers to write a brief paragraph on their take of some of the issues listed on our site. http://www.aids-hepatitisc.org

The topics needing a brief prologue are as follows:

Health Insurance

Hepatitis

HIV/AIDS

Institutional... Read more »