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Avatar n tn It's also hard to document these things because we don't know how many of the healthcare workers have also had unprotected sex. When an HIV case is documented, the CDC or public health people do an assessment of the person's risk history. So let's say a nurse has had a few needle-pricks and also sleeps with a guy she doesn't know well, who is promiscuous, without a condom. She turns up HIV positive.
Avatar m tn I was reading an article about some porn star that got HIV from performing oral sex on a HIV+ porn star in 2010 because that is where the porn star and his health officials traced it back to. How much truth is to this claim. It was my understanding that HIV was not transmitted through oral sex. I just dont want to question all of my oral sex encounters (non ever having ejaculate in my mouth, just sucking). Im just a little confused here. Lol Thank you in advance for clarifying.
Avatar f tn Mike Pence, state health officials said Friday. The Indiana State Department of Health said there are now 120 confirmed HIV cases and 10 preliminary positive cases tied to Scott County, about 30 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky. That's up from 106 last week. Health officials who declared an epidemic last month have said they expect the number of cases to rise as more people are tested.
Avatar n tn The OraQuick test is the only rapid test licensed to screen both oral fluids and blood for HIV, according to Bloomberg. Bob Wood, director of the HIV/AIDS control program at the Seattle-based department, said that in 5,460 tests, OraQuick failed to detect at least 8% of 133 people found to be HIV-positive with a non-rapid diagnostic. This compared with the 0.7% rate given on the test's label.
Avatar m tn An update to the law in 2008 ordered officials to “remove all positive cases” of people with HIV/Aids, old or new cases of TB, leprosy and syphilis, hepatitis B and C. In Abu Dhabi last year there were 145 registered cases of syphilis, 93 of them in expatriate patients. Of almost 1,000 cases of hepatitis B and C, three quarters were expatriates.
Avatar n tn Does anyone have any info on this? I just read it on the Doctor's forum: I myself have had (2) two negative Oral Oraquick tests outside the window period....just when I thought everything was cool.... http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?
Avatar n tn Some providers just set a policy as if no test is ever positive before 4-6 weeks. From a busy public health clinic's perspective, it makes sense: persons who have negative results at 3-4 weeks generally require retesting, and public health clinics lose money on every test they do (and every patient visit). Understandably they don't set policy based on the relatively infrequent person who wants early reassurance.
Avatar f tn That public health is supposed to be for everyone and that those most under served are those most in need. And that the process by which we make decisions about where to put public health resources are determined more by politics than common sense. That process is warped by special interests. For too many years HCV advocacy has been sidelined as the nation addressed the AIDS epidemic. We kept quiet about funding disparities because it truly is not a good idea to get into finger pointing.
Avatar f tn Living longer, living with loss Long-term survivors of AIDS, like 78-year-old Bill Rydwels, live with the gift of bonus years of life they never expected – but often, also with the loss of myriad friends. Thirty years after HIV was discovered, many are facing not only the ravages of old age, but also the cumulative effects of living for years with AIDS. . WHO: E.
475555 tn?1469307939 suffer from hepatitis B or hepatitis C than HIV/AIDS, we have found that there is no parity in public or private funding and much less attention to these diseases. NVHR does not advocate for reducing support for HIV/AIDS or any other disease, but we are working very hard to make hepatitis visible and to make people care about it. We’ve been told we are just not as “sexy” as second hand smoke or obesity.
Avatar m tn Dr Anne Schuchat of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told a separate briefing she feared that some people would die in the United States as the virus spread. Health and Homeland Security officials announced steps to release some of the U.S. stockpiles of the anti-flu drugs Tamiflu and Relenza. They recommended that local authorities plan for possible school closures and that anyone with symptoms stay at home to reduce the possibility of transmission.
Avatar m tn ) How on earth does an advertisement for a church and prayer for AIDS belong on a county funded health organization site, and why does the director of that county organization not seem to know that HCV is curable? Am I just insane or does anyone else think that this is normal or just?
163305 tn?1333672171 In reality, HCV is a more resilent virus than AIDS. It can live outside its host unlike AIDS. I would love to see an HCV awareness campaign but a celebrity could bring a lot of attention to the hidden nature of this silent epidemic, as its been called.
Avatar f tn just got done writing to them. when you get to the sight and the very bottom of the page is a contact link. click on it and do a request. if you have any problem just pm me and i will guide you through it. hope this works. if anyone hears that they are going to do a story let me know when.
475555 tn?1469307939 com/metro/content/metro/stories/2006/09/09/0910MESHcdcmorale.html when Congress decided to fund HIV/AIDS, an industry emerged. Like other industries, the HIV/AIDS industry is attempting to grow. Its growth strategy is to control the HCV epidemic. Notable, "generalizing" deadly bloodborne pathogen diseases, like HCV, enforces HIV non-profit's purpose for its mission above public health needs.
Avatar f tn An update to the law in 2008 ordered officials to “remove all positive cases” of people with HIV/Aids, old or new cases of TB, leprosy and syphilis, hepatitis B and C. In Abu Dhabi last year there were 145 registered cases of syphilis, 93 of them in expatriate patients. Of almost 1,000 cases of hepatitis B and C, three quarters were expatriates.
683664 tn?1330969924 In fact, in 2007 there were 15,000 deaths related to hepatitis C, higher than previous estimates - and surpassing the nearly 13,000 deaths caused by the better-known AIDS virus. Perhaps more surprising, three-fourths of the hepatitis deaths occurred in the middle-aged, people 45 to 64, researchers reported in Annals of Internal Medicine.
Avatar m tn That didn't even bother me enough to admit that I have HepC. (not that there is anything wrong with having AIDS-a virus is a virus) In just the few days I have been on tx, I can feel my vise-like grip on my big fat secret loosening. I can almost understand why people come out and admit it AFTER tx. Why that makes sense---I don't know. I think I have a stigmatism against myself. Maybe that is what the eye doctor has been meaning all these years when he said I had an (a)stigmatisim.
Avatar n tn There is a small thrift store near me which raises money for AIDs research. In the window in neon letters it says, Free HIV testing. I see adverts for HIV/AIDS runs, fund raising celebrites etc. AIDS overcame the view of it only being a druggie/junkie disease. Why can't we do the same? Why are we the dirty little secret? I think its more than just the health care industry. Is the Vets going to admit to how many servicemen they infected with their airgun vaccines ?
Avatar f tn I'm also wondering if there's some website that might tell me where the various candidates stand in their past support of HIV, since I figure that if they have a good history with supporting HIV/AIDS research that they might care about HCV. Anyway, any info would be appreciated. I hope that this will not end up being a debate because that's not what I'm looking for. Happy Holidays everyone.