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When Can A Person Be Tested For Hepatitis

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Hiring or employment of hep b positive persons

Good day Dr.I was just diagnosed to be hep b positive and I am worried that no one would employ or hire me to work. Is there any laws or regulations that forbid these companies from hiring persons who unknowingly contracted the virus?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Most jobs do not require testing for hepatitis B. Furthermore, you have been told you are "positive". Your doctor should tell you whether that means you are positive for past Read more »

hepatitis c

my husband is diagnosed with hepatitis c.i have been tested and i am clear. my husband has no... Read more »

hepatitis b and hiv.

i understand at most cases hepatitis B does go away on it own but what about a hepatitis B and hiv... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Eighty-One People Treated at Nebraska Cancer Clinic Test Positive for Hepatitis C

...Eighty-one people treated at a Nebraska cancer clinic have tested positive for hepatitis C, health officials said Tuesday. Letters were sent in October to 612 patients of the clinic run by Dr. Tahir Javed, advising Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...and long-term liver problems. There are vaccines to prevent Hepatitis A and B; however, there is not one for Hepatitis C. If a person has had one type of viral hepatitis in the past, it is still possible to get the other types. What is... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Manitoba Liver Expert Says Too Few Doctors Testing for Hepatitis C

...Hepatitis Day, health care workers and volunteers hit the streets of Winnipeg to raise awareness of the virus, which affects one person in 12 globally. Kirk Leavesley, a hepatitis C support group counselor, said many people are afraid to bring... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

When should I test?

Posted by Shauna99, 7 Replies
...but there was one or two times when it just happened. We last had sex about 2 months ago. I need to know when I should be tested. There seems to be conflicting information on the internet about 3 months or 6 months. Is it better to wait for... Read more »

Hepatitis C, HIV and Seroconvertin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on here and all about how you take longer to become posivite - or atl east those nurses did - and they were coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV. so what's that mean? does that mean that the window period doesn't work if we're talking about... Read more »

Negative test results are no longer valid...

Posted by dsaklad
...turned around by getting tested together with a new potential sex partner before sex. 1. If you met somebody and were told the person had an infection and that if you get it you could die, would you have sex with that person?... 2. If you... Read more »