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Universal Precautions For Hiv And Hepatitis B

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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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HIV in care home

Sould a care home be told if the client has HIV or AIDS before they accept that client, and if they have a client who has HIV or AIDS are they duty bound to inform the care staff?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...duty bound NOT to inform the care staff in general. Medical information is confidential information. The staff should be using universal precautions with every patient, so the staff is adequately protected against HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis... Read more »

Discrimination against HIV+ medical student

Hello Dr Bob, I am a third year medical student who recently found out I was HIV+. I stupidly disclosed this to the school who is now considering throwing me out of the program. That's almost 7 years down the drain. I read that you were HIV+ and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...be thrown out of medical school solely because you tested HIV positive. I'm confident your lawyers have told you this already.Universal precautions were established long ago to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens from patient to health... Read more »

Risk of HIV going to the dentist

is going to the dentist for simple oral hygene work a risk for hiv?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...risk of infection for HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, nor any other bloodborne disease. Dentists and their staff are trained in Universal Precautions (infection control procedures) preventing the transmission of these diseases to their... Read more »

HIV threat to correctional officers

I'm cosidering a position as a correctional officer in the state of Massachuessets, what is the chance of being infected from an HIV positive inmate?
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...your training would include appropriate handling of human blood for first aid purposes, and that your employer would teach you universal precautions to avoid the far more likely infections, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, as well as HIV. Universal... 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 »
Brown Medical School

Hepatitis B Virus: Transmission, Prevention, Treatment and HIV Co-Infection

...Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) infection is very common with over 350 million chronically infected people worldwide including 1.25 million in the United Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis B: The Other Hepatitis Virus

...significant problem for many people with HIV, but it isn't the only virus that can cause hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). HIV/hepatitis B virus (HBV) is another common co-infection and, like HIV/HCV co-infection, can cause severe liver... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Comparing Three Viruses: HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C

...   HIV Hepatitis B (HBV) Hepatitis C (HCV) EPI Slowly progressing disease, with ~10 years to life threatening stage. High mortality if Read more »
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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 »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone Read more »

Florida 69 and the rest, read what my research is

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...curse me and hopoe another person gets the virus, shame on you man but read what i posted on the sites ok and two women got hiv just by working in there homes from a needle stick iniury and no it wasnt from sex ok so just read Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »