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Hepatitis Through A Closed Cut

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AIDS InfoNet

Vaccinations and HIV

... HIV-positive people should not receive most live vaccines (see below) including chickenpox (varicella) or smallpox vaccine. Do not get these vaccines unless your health care provider agrees that it is safe for you. Avoid close contact with anyone who got a "live" vaccination in the past 2 or 3 weeks. Still, the "MMR" vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella is considered safe if your CD4 cell count is over 200. Which Vaccinations...
Ask the Experts

HBsAg confusing results - HELP

Hi All, I am a Hepatitis B carrier since almost 5 years, I have been getting HBsAg test quite regularly to keep a check on its status, this time when I got the test, it turned out to be negative (cut off rate 1.0, My value 0.8), as I was surprised...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you have been persistently reactive, I would suspect that is still the case. You can have your doctor talk to the laboratory supervisor to be certain that your Hep B surface Ag tests are being "confirmed" with another supplementary test - this is... Read more »

Please, confused and worried.

Dear Dr,I've written in many times but none of my entries have been replied. I've checked ther archives too, but there doesn't seem to be any similar cases. I hope you could advise me on my situation and my risk level, that would be much...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I would not advise testing. Read more »

can this happen

when getting a tattoo if the tattoo artist had a small cut on their arm down near their wrist,possibly a closed cut, could blood get under my skin if the cut were to touch any part of the tattoo?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...It sounds like the risk of hepatitis C transmission here is extraordinarily low. A "closed cut" would not be an issue whatsoever.Please be reassured.Dr. McGovern Read more »

HIV Test and Index Value (SIGNAL-TO-CUT OFF RATIO) (INDEX VALUE)

I am sending donation for your grate service. I would like to know about Index Value in HIV 1&2 Antibody Test. After six months from the possible exposure I have conducted a HIV 1&2 Antibody & p24 Antigen Compo Test. The Test Result is:-Index Value ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that when it detects the anti-bodies, the minimum value it records is 1. A true positive test is usually higher than 1. Values close to 1 can indicate infection or more likely a false positive. The bottom line take home message is that if you... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...occur through person-to-person transmission during communitywide outbreaks 11 , 51 . Viral transmission can occur through close personal contact (e.g., household contact, sexual contact, drug use, or children playing), and contaminated food... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...supplies (such as water or cotton) Anyone who uses needles should avoid sharing them. Sharing needles with anyone -- even close friends -- can put you at risk for HIV and other blood-borne diseases. Using your own 'works' is the best protection... Read more »
Project Inform

Silence on Hepatitis: Where's the Leadership?

...Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally (D-Compton) that would require California to create a strategic viral hepatitis plan. We also work closely with some amazing local hepatitis advocates -- including representatives from the American Liver Foundation,... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

...problem with even medical or life situations, I found them to be a very, very good resource to go through. Let me ask you two closing questions. You were in a clinical trial for coinfected people, Greg? Greg: It was for HIV. Both Dan and I... Read more »
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should i be worried?

Posted by terrifiedmwm, 3 Replies
'm sure you get hundreds of threads like this a day, so I appreciate any help you can give me. Here's what happened: 2 days ago I went into an adult bookstore/theater at 6am. There was only one other person here. I've used the GHs here for oral sex... Read more »

Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...is not exactly rampant in these small communities, nor could it have been coincidental that the placement of the needles so closely matched the incidents described in the Internet warnings. In fact, the cases in Pulaski were reported less than a... Read more »

HIV at the salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I might sound a little paranoid now, but I am pretty worried. My dad went to get a hair cut recently and the barber was using a razor and accidently cut my dad. I am afraid that the barber used the same razor on a lot Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
http://www.avert.org/needlestick.htm http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/diseases/needlestick_injuries.html You guys if you read these youll see why im so damn paranoid ok im so sorry for all of this shit im doing to you and fuck dont say in hurting... Read more »