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Occupational Transmission Of Hiv And Hbv

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Non-Occupational Post Exposure Prevention

Other non-occupational HIV PEP programs may be available through emergency rooms or local clinics. Your city or state department of public health may have more information about HIV nPEP programs in your area. This list merely reflects formal programs that we are aware of at the time of publication. Commentary The decision to use nPEP is a difficult one. Even if you participated in an activity that put you at high risk for HIV infection,...
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Dr please answer - HBV Transmission & Window questions

Doctor, I have read the archives, but would really, really appreciate some clarification on a couple things...1. I had an encounter about 5 weeks ago, and went to my doctor for testing. In one archive message, you say the window for HBV testing is...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis B is a sexually transmitted disease. However what you describe is a very low risk behavior. You are right the antigen or virus should be detectable in a few weeks, but the antibody will take about 6 weeks. You should take the vaccine for... Read more »

Confused by HIV / HBV risks !

Hello Dr. Bob,I Hope you're fine. To start with I just want to say that you do a very, very good and important job here on the net by giving clear answers and hope to worried people.Don't get annoyed by churchladies or other religious...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Not-Enlightened Guy,Thanks for your kind comments!I agree HIV PEP would not be warranted for oral sex. The treatment your physician provided would be considered aggressive by most standards. Generally speaking hepatitis B immunoglobulin would not... Read more »

occupational exposure to HIV

I was trying to draw ABG from an AIDS patient. On first attempt I could not draw any blood and before I was going to try again with that needle I got stuck superficially. I would like to know how much risk I am for contracting HIV while I am...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,It is difficult to give you an accurate assessment of your risk without additional details. In prospective studies of healthcare providers, the average risk of HIV transmission, after a percutaneous exposure to HIV-infected blood, is estimated... Read more »

Occupational exposure: Rubbing alcohol and HIV

Hi Dr. Bob,Thank you for the great work you do!I am an RN and I recently gave a patient an allergy shot. Some blood dripped on the floor and I cleaned it with a cotton ball soaked in rubbing alcohol. After the patient left I noticed that I had a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Allergy Nurse,Your HIV-acquisition risk is essentially nonexistent.Be well. Dr. Bob... Read more »
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Window Period for Occupational Exposures

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Taken from a report on HIV exposure in a health care setting:

HIV Seroconversion in HCWs

Data on the timing and clinical characteristics of seroconversion in HIV-exposed HCWs are limited by the infrequency of infection following occupational... Read more »

occupational exposure

Posted by stars, 1 Reply
I have just this week had an occupational exposure. I stuck myself with an instrument from a patient known to be Hep B and HIV positive.
Although academically I understand the low risk factor, emotionally the experience has been hard. I am always... Read more »

Co-infection HIV-HBV chronic

Posted by MPL1160
I am looking to connect with other coinfected with HBV chronic and share experience and info. I am in the NY metropolitan area but not necessarily looking for people in the same area. Anyone interested can either thread or email me direct at... Read more »

Multi-infections of HBV, HCV, HIV+

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
This sounds like science fiction, but.....
I have infected with HBV for around 20 years or so. The same applies to Hiv+. HCV occured about 16 years ago. I have no trouble with either of the HCV or HBV after initial liver enzyme elevation and... Read more »