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Hepatitis Shots For Healthcare Workers

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...common symptoms are loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, body aches, nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. Some people may have dark urine, light-colored bowel movements, and a yellowing of the skin or of the eyes (jaundice). Your health care provider will check your blood to see if your liver is working normally. These "liver function" tests measure the amounts of certain chemicals: bilirubin, AST, and ALT (or SGOT and SGPT). High blood levels...
Ask the Experts

Hepatitis C transmission

I am a paramedic and I had a patient that is positive for hepatitis C. When administering a glucose check the patient started shaking his hand and a drop of blood went flying into my eye. Can you get hepatitis C that way, and what are the chances...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...due to an eye splash (eg, phylogenetic analysis that matches the donor and recipient HCV isolates). However, because you are a health care worker, I always advise that you should always document all exposures and get baseline testing and... Read more »

hepatitis

what is hepatitis
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...elevated levels of liver enzymes which are measured by simple blood tests. If you think you have hepatitis, you should see your healthcare provider. Read more »

HEPATITIS AND HIV TEST.

> Is possible that Hepatitis could be confused with HIV, on test?I have hepatitis B when I was child and I have never mention that in any HIV test, so it is my fault, could you recommend me any test to be conclude about my HIV conditions, taking ...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...You should have tests for hepatitis A, B and C as well as HIV and you should tell your healthcare providers everything. Don't be shy! It is for your benefit! DTD Read more »

Hepatitis A

I work in a nursing home and a resident has expose everyone to Hepatis A via liquid feces-large incontinent etc. I am vaccinated against Hep B and immune there. Everyone is in the dark about an A vaccine. i want to be tested and get one . am I nuts...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...hepatitis A. The most infectious period is just before the person develops symptoms of hepatitis A. It is important for the healthcare professionals at the nursing home to determine if the resident you describe really has hepatitis A: The... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for Health Professionals

...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 patient with Hepatitis A... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...subsequent clinical management depends on knowledge of their immune status, including Infants born to HBsAg-positive mothers Health care workers and public safety workers at high risk for continued percutaneous or mucosal exposure to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Hepatitis B virus, what should I do? If you are concerned that you might have been exposed to the Hepatitis B virus, call your health professional or your health department. If a person who has been exposed to Hepatitis B virus gets the... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

Hepatitis: Is Your Doctor in the Dark?

...(name changed) recent STD screening at a Chicago public health clinic. "I don't have HIV," the college student says, "but I have hepatitis B -- which I never heard of before. Hepatitis is an infectious, blood-borne virus that inflames the liver.... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That is what I am being told by my health care provider but he doesn't seem to know his ass from a whole in the ground at this point. I am really... Read more »

Immune system & HIV detection

Posted by andypb, 1 Reply
What is compromised/ supressed immune system. Does compromised/ weak immune system take more time to produce antibody to HIV infection. Would a Person having as low Cd 4 counts 350 is considered to have compromised immune system. Do such person... 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 »

worried

Posted by chris11474, 1 Reply
... i had oral sex 2 times the last one was 33 days and the other was at 70 days. i was the receiving end.can you get hepatitis b from this? i see alot of mixed emotion about it. i took a hepatitis b and c test both cam e back negative. the problem... Read more »