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How Do I Take Care Of Hepatitis A

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...Sheet 504 ). Hepatitis is a very common disease. It can affect people even if their immune systems are healthy. Hepatitis can lead to serious scarring (cirrhosis) of the liver and liver failure, which can be fatal. Many cases of hepatitis aren't treated because people either don't feel sick at all, or think they have the flu. The most common symptoms are loss of appetite, fatigue, fever, body aches, nausea and vomiting, and stomach pain. Some...
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Hepatitis b & HIV

Good Day Doctor,A health care worker has had a blood splash on their face and onto a open bruise on their face from a burst pimple.The patient has aids with a CD4 count of 104 as well as hepatitis b,The health care worker has been tested positive...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I splash to the face is a low risk exposure. The health care worker should have been immunized against HBV in the past so I would suspect you should know that their HBV surface antibody is reactive (and protective) so this should not be an... Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining Read more »

hepatitis c

i got a needle prick on finger. needle was used by a hepatitis c patient 3 months back. so when i got prick it was not contaminated visibly with blood. what r chances of hep c transmission in this way
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you are a health care worker, I would get tested just for your own protection. I always recommend employee health evaluations for any concerns whatsoever.However, I do not consider this a significant risk. Read more »

Drug use question (HEPATITIS C AND HIV TESTING)

I have tested positive for Hep C as result of sharing needles. The incident was 3 months ago and I have since tested NEGATIVE for HIV. I have searched the archives and one of your responses states that there are instances where HIV seroconversion...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...published guidelines for health care workers who sustain a significant occupational exposure to a patient coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C viruses. These guidelines recommend HIV-antibody testing at baseline and at six and twelve weeks after... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Jersey: Inmates Will Get Care for Hepatitis

...New Jersey, the only major state not currently treating prisoners for hepatitis C, announced Wednesday that it would cover the cost of treating the disease. Under a new agreement with prison medical provider Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York May Tighten Review of Inmate HIV/Hepatitis Care

...a bill that would require the New York State Health Department to monitor the care of state and local prisoners with HIV or hepatitis C. Under the measure, the department would be responsible for conducting annual treatment reviews, mandating... Read more »
The Body PRO

Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

... Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the leading causes of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis worldwide. 1-3 Because HIV, HBV and HCV share common transmission routes involving blood -- for... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Prison Health Care: Activist Campaign Targets Hepatitis, HIV Care for Prisoners and Continuity of Care After Release

...(a working group of the AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition, ATAC), is fighting for the health care rights of prisoners with hepatitis C and HIV. While many states have adopted HIV and hepatitis C treatment guidelines, prisons often have huge... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

Hepatitis B question - would anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine. We have been searching ALL Read more »

HIV and hepatitis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...if you had sex with a person who has hepatitis and HIV at the same time, can you contract both HIV and hepatitis or if you get hepatitis from a person who has HIV also, can you Read more »