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Is Blood The Most Common Source Of Hbv And Hiv In The Workplace

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...infections in their settings. If you are considering getting a tattoo or having your body pierced, ask staff at the establishment what procedures they use to prevent the spread of HIV and other blood-borne infections, such as the hepatitis B virus. You also may call the local health department to find out what sterilization procedures are in place in the local area for these types of establishments. Visit the CDC Web site for links to the ...
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Meds from non-US source

Hello and thanks for your advise. I am about to start meds in the next month or so. I will be going on Atripla, see how it works. I will be temporarily moving to Thailand and will probably need to source my medicine locally there.My question is...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Thank you for your post.In general the medications in Thailand are of very high quality and I wouldn't concern myself over the differences between medications here in the US and there.Best of health and travel safe,BY 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 »

imposing HIV testing on source from exposed worker

Does the Ryan White law state that if a health care worker is exposed to a patient via needlestick or otherwise that that healthcare worker can legally obtain blood from the source against the sources' will???
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...protocol established by the CDC and the worker's own hospital/clinic. It's called PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis. Testing the source would not be entirely helpful, since the source could be within the window period. Most reliable sources of... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.S. "Cannot" Be Only Source of Funding for HIV/AIDS in Uganda

...PEPFAR makes to Uganda, totaling $280 million per year with the amount set to increase. Lanier also addresses how the need for HIV/AIDS treatment is "rapidly outpacing the ability to deliver them," adding that "the solution to this crisis... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular 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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the source of my hiv...............

Posted by david73, 4 Replies
...Hi again all! I am concerned about others getting hiv from the source I believe I got it from. here's the deal .... I had unprotected sex with a one night stand ( We'll name 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, Read more »

Reliable source!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Listen People!!! People should be tested after 3 years of exposure.... Read more »

Workplace issues and HIV/AIDS

Posted by ScotCharles
...http://www.thebody.com/workplace.html Check out this link for workplace issues with HIV/AIDS. It is very thorough. Read more »