True Blood Introduces Hepatitis V
*True Blood Spoiler Alert*
On Sunday night the world learned about a new lethal strain of hepatitis. Lethal for vampires, that is. “Hepatitis V” was introduced to True Blood fans in the recent episode “Don’t You Feel Me” as part of the latest plan by the Louisiana Anti-Vampire Task Force (LAVTF) to destroy all vampires.
Millions of Americans have hepatitis, but most of them do not know they have it & many people with HIV also are coinfected with hepatitis.
For more information, or to find a testing center near you, click here.
Possible HIV, Hep Exposure for 7,000 Oklahoma Dental Patients
The Oklahoma Board of Dentistry allegedly found numerous problems at his practice, including rusty instruments, after a surprise inspection.
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Where’s the Personal Accountability?
In today’s society, it appears it is just fine to absolve yourself of any accountability. Instead, ask your local politicians to draft up a law that removes the feces from the wall for you.
Read more of this blog entry… http://blogs.poz.com/staff/archives/2013/01/personal_accountability.html
Well, no he doesn’t but that’s what the twitterverse is reporting. A few days ago, an article went viral when it suggested that Harry Styles of One Direction is risking a Hepatitis infection if he continues to allow his friends to tattoo him outside of a licensed shop. Well, teen girls everywhere completely freaked out.
Baby Boomers - To Test or Not to Test - That is the Question!
Given that screening for hepatitis C involves a simple, inexpensive blood test, I would like to offer my own recommendations as a person who actually has hepatitis C.
Read more of Margaret Dudley’s blog: http://blogs.hepmag.com/margaretdudley/2012/12/testing_baby_boomers_hepc.html
Many Nutritional Supplements Make False Claims
Dozens of over-the-counter health supplements, including some potentially used by people living with HIV, viral hepatitis and other chronic diseases, are illegally labeled and lack scientific evidence for their marketed claims.
New Recommendations to End Hepatitis, HIV Risk at Nail Salons, Barbershops
There is a potential risk of transmitting hepatitis C virus (HCV) and hep B virus (HBV) at nail salons and barbershops if razors, clippers, nail files and other re-usable instruments are not fully cleaned and disinfected. As a result, the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) proposed new recommendations to eliminate potential transmission of HCV, HBV and HIV; these include more education and training for all nail salon and barbershop technicians and more stringent hygiene, storage, disinfection and inspection requirements. Currently, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration does not offer guidelines about HBV or HCV prevention in nail salons or barbershops, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not list barbering, manicures or pedicures as risk factors. Click here for more.