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Hepatitis Shots For Healthcare Workers

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Ask the Experts

Hep C - is neg neg? (healthcare worker)

3 years ago I tested positive for hep c antibodies. My liver functions were normal and my pcr (50 copies per ml) was undetectible. I had another LFT last year which was in the low normal. I've never been sick. I've been celebate for 7 yrs....
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Your lab results indicate exposure and clearance of the infection.... Read more »

hep c risk in healthcare worker

I am an ICU RN and have had several patients infected with Hep C. While taking care of my last Hep... Read more »

Hepatitis B as a health care worker

I tested positive for Hepatitis B Surface Antigen (HBsAg) and antibodies to HEP B Virus Core... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evaluation of Safety Devices for Preventing Percutaneous Injuries Among Health-Care Workers During Phlebotomy Procedures:

Health-care workers (HCWs) are at risk for infections withbloodborne pathogens resulting from occupational exposures toblood through percutaneous injuries (PIs). Phlebotomy, one of themost commonly performed medical procedures, has been... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alaska Offers Hepatitis B Shots for High-Risk Adults

A federal grant is helping the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services cover the cost of providing free hepatitis B vaccinations to at-risk adults. The three-shot series will be available at state public health centers into 2010. Persons at... Read more »
AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

Working With Healthcare Providers

The following is adapted from the curriculum that ACRIA uses in workshops to discuss the often complicated relationship between individuals and their healthcare providers: So -- What's the First Step? Get involved with your care! Educate... Read more »
Merck & Co., Inc.

Important Drug Warning: Results of Pharmacokinetic Study in Healthy Volunteers Given Victrelis (Boceprevir) and Ritonavir-Boosted HIV Protease Inhibitors May Indicate Clinically Significant Drug Interactions for Patients Coinfected With Chronic Hepatitis C and HIV

Dear Health Care Professional, The purpose of this communication is to inform you of recent pharmacokinetic study results evaluating drug interactions between VICTRELIS, an oral chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) NS3/4A protease inhibitor, and... Read more »
Connect With Others

Poz Healthcare workers

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm an HIV+ guy who works in medicine, and I am desperately seeking others like me. I am having a great deal of difficulty with my shift-work schedule and the high stress level of my work. How do others cope? My health is declining because of... Read more »

Anyone in Chicago + in healthcare want to chat?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
HI,
I'm a healthcare professional who has been HIV+ for just over a year, am on meds (my choice) doing well, in a committed relationship with a neg partner, just want someone to email back and forth with or maybe have coffee just to talk. It helps... Read more »

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 is HIV transmitted through the healthcare... Read more »

i am a health care worker...

Posted by Anonymous
I am a health care worker in Baltimore. Every other patient that
I come into contact with in my clinic is an HIV or AIDS patient.
I would like everyone who has this disease to know that I pray
for a cure everyday, and do my best to help those who... Read more »