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How When Where And Who Can Get Exposed To Hepatitis

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Hepatitis Work Exposure and Risk to Family

Hello Doctor,I recently left the employment of a company where I worked as a service technician who repaired dental equipment. When I began working for them 8 years ago, I asked if there were any health risks and I was told that there were not, and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I agree with the nurse that your family is not at risk for hepatitis viruses. MRSA is in the community and I would not consider you to be at increased risk. IF you get a similar job I would continue Read more »

hepatitis c occupational exposure

I am a HCW and was talking to a HCV positive patient and he spit in my eye. My initial hepc... Read more »

eye splash exposure with HIV and hepatitis infected blood

I had an exposure to blood from a pt who was both HIV positive and Hepatitis C positive blood. He... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oklahoma: No Appeals Filed During Settlement Protest Period for Hepatitis C Exposure Lawsuit

...A period set aside for participants to oppose a $25 million settlement of a lawsuit regarding exposure to hepatitis C has passed without protest in Norman, Okla. As no appeals were filed, the lawsuit is considered "in judgment, which Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...A I think I have been exposed to Hepatitis A. What should I do? If you have any questions about potential exposure to Hepatitis A, call your health professional or your local or state health department . If you were recently... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...as razors or toothbrushes with an infected person Direct contact with the blood or open sores of an infected person Exposure to blood from needlesticks or other sharp instruments Can a person spread Hepatitis B and not know... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: More Than 1,800 Broward General Patients May Have Been Exposed to Blood-Borne Infection

...are warning 1,851 patients who underwent cardiac stress tests from January 2004 until this September that they may have been exposed to HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C following the discovery that a nurse reused medical equipment intended for... Read more »
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gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...diseases. If a Gay man has been tested for HIV and Hepatitis B, and tests negative 6 months or more after his last possible exposure to these viruses, this would then indicate that he is not infected. And if a Gay man has been vaccinated against... Read more »

Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...exposure (CDC, unpublished data, 1998). In a recent analysis of 51 seroconversions in HCWs, the estimated median interval from exposure to seroconversion was 46 days (mean: 65 days); an estimated 95% seroconverted within 6 months after the... Read more »

window period

Posted by shadesofgrey, 3 Replies
...but the reports do indeed exist in the medical literature. Today, however, extended follow-up testing beyond six months after exposure to rule out the extremely rare possibility of delayed seroconversion is not recommended, except under... 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 »