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How Can Hepatitis B And Hiv Be Transmitted In The Work Force

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...taken orally, and needle sharing may lead to increased risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV and or other bloodborne diseases. Unsanitary silicone injecting is also common despite the risk of transmitting or acquiring HIV, hepatitis B and C, and multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), as well as the danger of foreign substance reactions, in which the body rejects the silicone (see sidebar below). Nonetheless, many transgender...
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Viral Load Blip/Drug Change/Working = Fatigue (BLIPS, 2009)

Dr. Frascino,First of all I have read many of your responses to various questions and I love the wit,and more importantly, the detail and the time you take in answering the questions. I have learned alot and I thank you. I just read the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Bottom Line HIV medical care is very complicated, and changes quickly. This makes it important to find an HIV care provider who works with HIV/AIDS patients and is committed to staying up to date. Your relationship with an HIV provider will be... Read more »

Forced to Disclose HIV status at work

I was diagnosed with HIV in January of this year. I became very ill was hospitized. I am able to return to work but due to my nature of work my employer is requiring me to have a physical done in order to determine my fitness for duty. They...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...When your employer send you to one of their docs for an evaluation of fitness to work, they are expecting a yes/no answer and information about any limitations, not a complete analysis of your medical condition. Read more »

hepatitis B

My husband was diagnosed with hepatitis b, after six months his blood was tested again to see if he still have a virus. He did not have a virus any more, they found antibodies in his blood. Does he need to test for hiv?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...The hepatitis B virus has cleared and that is great news. I would also pursue HIV testing as well, although the fact that he has cleared the virus Read more »
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...fashion - through injection drug use or sex.Patients who have HIV before they get HBV have a lower chance of clearing their hepatitis B. Read more »
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AIDSinfo

Entecavir in Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)/HIV Co-Infected Patients

... Previously, the guidelines recommended entecavir as an option for patients who required treatment for Hepatitis B virus (HBV) but not HIV infection. This recommendation was based on in vitro data showing no significant activity of entecavir... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

...article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer, liver... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Virginia: Task Force Working on AIDS Awareness

...assists over the past five years. According to Salyer, many residents believe HIV/AIDS occurs only in urban areas, and WPATF is working to increase public awareness about the disease. However, since WPATF does not have steady funding for... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...sewage in it, or through food that was handled by someone with contaminated hands. Hep A and Hep E do not cause chronic illness. Hepatitis B is the most common hepatitis virus. It can be transmitted from mother to infant, through sexual... Read more »
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HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
...I'm looking to connect with anyone who has experience as an HIV+ person working on faculty, as a researcher or graduate student in academia. I'm a PhD student in an extremely competitive program at a major Read more »

working with hiv positive person

Posted by work35, 1 Reply
...Hello.. I hope this is not an ignorant question but here goes.. two part question.. Part one.. I just found out my co-worker is hiv positive.. he is healthy thank god.. and i really like him but I admit I am VERY uncomfortable at work.. we both... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

Bush ignores HIV prevention methods that work

Posted by bradford, 2 Replies
...also, the presidents government policies on HIV/AIDS prevention are endangering lives! President Bush is not in touch with what works and what doesn't. He fails to understand the importance of promoting condom use to prevent HIV infections from... Read more »