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Osha Rules On Reporting Hep C In The Workplace

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Pinksters test results:

Posted by coby, 9 Replies
I told you I would let you know what came back and what he said so here it goes.

Doc called at 6:00 tonight and all my tests were back, this is what he had to say. My EIA was negative, my Westergreen was normal, my cd4 is 1180 and my HSF was in the... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
My life, like many of yours, is fairly complicated. My husband was diagnosed as positive back when our daughter was just under a year old. It was a "rule out" sort of thing when he got sick and landed in the hospital. I was then diagnosed, and... Read more »
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Dear Dr.'s, I am a 47yr. old female who has tested neg for hiv & hep c for 6 yrs. Every yr I have taken the test because my husband who died in April 2005 was coinfected and we used condoms and withdrawal during sex and participated in...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Your question was addressed to Dr. Pierone who forwarded it to me. Two of us have responded to your question already (see below). There is no need to continually repost your question to other experts in other forums. I urge you to get... Read more »

Please help, v. scared and have been trying to find answers for three months! (I'm sorry to keep asking, but I don't know who else to ask)

Hi Dr. Bob,I'm sorry to keep asking you and I know you're very busy, but i'm re-sending my question as I am extremely anxious and am hoping you can give me some answers.I am a medical student. I had an incident 13 weeks ago in which...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I agree with the advice your resident gave you. The incident you describe would not be considered an HIV or hepatitis risk. If my reassurance isn't enough to shake your worries away, get a single HIV antibody test at the three-month mark... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Watersports (urine)

My boyfriend and I have become interested in "Water Sports" through the encouragement of some friends. I have been vacinated against Hepatitis A and B. But I'm wondering what the risk is of contracting hepatitis C from contact with...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.The hepatitis C virus is transmitted primarily through direct blood-to-blood contact (for example sharing needles). Occasionally, it can also be transmitted sexually, most often through unprotected intercourse. The... Read more »

I have seen a similar question in the archives, but would like to hear from you Dr. Bob. (CELEXA AND HIV TEST RESULTS, 2009)

Dr. Bob, I had an exposure exactly 24 weeks back. I was so stressed over the exposure, that my doctor prescribed me Citalopram. I was taking the Citalopram medication through out these 5 months during the morning and again in the evenings i used...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,You are correct: I have indeed answered similar (identical?) questions many, many times previously and these responses are easily accessed in the archives. I'll reprint a sample below. Did you really think I would change my answer about... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria Orders Tests on Local Cure for HIV Virus

The legal battle between Nigerian scientist Jeremiah Abalaka and the Health Ministry over the ban on using his HIV vaccine is continuing with a directive from the Nigerian parliament ordering clinical trials of the drug. The tests are set to begin... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Bank Warns of AIDS Increase in Cameroon

The World Bank, which last month approved a $50 million fund for Cameroon's anti-AIDS efforts, announced Thursday that the HIV/AIDS infection rate in the country soared more than 20-fold in the past 10 years. According to the bank's Robert... Read more »