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Prison Health News First Issue Available

A newsletter for prisoners, family members, and medical staff,focusing on HIV, hepatitis, and other major illnesses in prison,is available without charge. The first issue looks at takingcare of one's health, getting necessary medical services both... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Since When Are Condoms Illegal?

Men who have sex with men(MSM) and sex workers areamong the most vulnerableto HIV. To combat this,prevention programs have focused onencouraging condom use to help preventtransmission. Prisoners need them, sincethe reality of prison life often... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Glossary

anaemia: very low red blood cell count. albumin: a protein made by the liver. It carries drugs,hormones and waste products through the blood andmaintains fluid levels within the body. An abnormally lowlevel of albumin is a sign of serious... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Employer wants to know if employees are HIV+

I am an employer and would like to know if any of my employees are infectedwith HIV. Do I have this right?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Because of privacy rights, there is no legitimate way to know if any of youremployees are infected with HIV. However, because of the rate of infection inthe U.S., you would be wise to assume that you have at least one HIV-positiveemployee and... Read more »

viral load <50; t-cells fluctuating?

dear dr. holodniy,i'm a 50 year old male, hiv+ since about 1980. i have never had an OI, and have on antiviral therapy for about 10 years. {azt initially, then indinavir, + 3tc, + azt, and now viramune and combivir}.i never had a baseline...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Your CD4 count could be fluctuating or it could be a real trend. The percentage tends to be a more stable number over time. The absolute number is a function of your total white blood cell count (WBC) and lymphocyte count. Simply put if your total... Read more »

How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

Question #1: How soon should I test for Hep B?Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Hepatitis A and B are transmitted in different ways, although both virusescan cause Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).Hepatitis A is transmitted through the oral-fecal route. It is usuallytransmitted through... Read more »