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Author Topic: Sorry if this is in the wrong part, just curious if anyone here was a Doctor?  (Read 10528 times)

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Offline Ann

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Re: Blood on face?
« Reply #50 on: June 09, 2009, 03:46:07 AM »
Midge,

I promised you yesterday that you'd be given a time out if you insisted on going on and on about these non-existent holes in condoms. I'm making good on that promise and giving you a time out. Do not attempt to create a new account to get around your time out because if you do, you will be permanently banned.

I've also edited your post where you linked to a denialist website. Be glad I didn't permanently ban you, as posting denialist info on these forums IS a bannable offence.

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Sorry if this is in the wrong part, just curious if anyone here was a Doctor?
« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2011, 12:42:37 PM »
Just out of interest if anyone here was a qualified Doctor?

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■Please do not start a new thread every time you have another question or thought - regardless if you think your questions are related to each other or not. It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Additional threads will be merged.


■If you cannot find your thread, click on the "Show own posts" link in the left-hand column of any forum page, under your name.


Offline midgeure

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I have not written any other threads for years.

It is a new thread and a new question.

Offline RapidRod

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Please follow the guidelines.

Offline midgeure

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OK So should I just carry on from my thread from 2 years ago even though it is a different subject?

Offline RapidRod

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OK So should I just carry on from my thread from 2 years ago even though it is a different subject?
regardless if you think your questions are related to each other or not.

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Mid,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep everything in one thread. It doesn't matter how long it has been since you last posted in your thread or if the subject matter is different.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.





If you had also read the Welcome Message box that appears at the top of each and every forum page, you would have read this:

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All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

So no, we're obviously not doctors. If you want to know about the moderators and/or administrators of these forums, read the About Us page. In this particular forum, only authorised members or moderators/admin are permitted to reply. Authorised members include Rapidrod, jkinatl2, Matty the Damned, and anniebc. We can trust these members to give correct advice.

I suggest you re-read your entire thread - whatever your latest concern is has likely already been covered with you.

And by the way, I rejected the new account you attempted to create. We only allow one account per person here and if you try that again, you'll be permanently banned. Make sure you read and abide by the rules in the Welcome Thread I already linked for you.

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Offline midgeure

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Yes, I did try to make a new account as I could not remember my old details but managed to find them or remember them as it has been so long so yes please cancel that one.

I see that any advice given here is excellent and correct advice. OK so the answer to my question is that no one here is a Doctor however.

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Does Anyone know when the CDC say to test for HIV from the point of blood going into your eyes from someone who’s HIV status you do not know but is from a country with a high rate of HIV? I was looking at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5409a1.htm
and under Postexposure Testing it says enzyme immunoassay testing should be done up too 6 months after occupational HIV exposure. (Please delete the link if this is not allowed) It also says "Extended HIV follow-up (e.g., for 12 months) is recommended for HCP who become infected with HCV after exposure to a source coinfected with HIV and HCV"

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Well, so far as I can figure, since none of us are doctors and therefore not qualified to give HIV risk assessments, why are you coming to this forum?

What do you hope to accomplish?

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I still would like help though please.

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I am confused. What sort of help? Risk assessment? We base our risk assessment on state of the art science, first tier peer-reviewed studies, and roughly fifty collective years of personal experience in HIV prevention counseling.

If that isn't sufficient, then I honestly don't understand why you return to this forum only to combat our risk assessment. Look at your thread's history. Literally reams of scientific evidence has been offered, reflecting hundreds of hours' worth of research.

What sort of help CAN we give you?

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Offline midgeure

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Thanks, I was just hoping someone could answer me this question

"Does Anyone know when the CDC say to test for HIV from the point of blood going into your eyes from someone who’s HIV status you do not know but is from a country with a high rate of HIV? I was looking at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5409a1.htm
and under Postexposure Testing it says enzyme immunoassay testing should be done up too 6 months after occupational HIV exposure. (Please delete the link if this is not allowed) It also says "Extended HIV follow-up (e.g., for 12 months) is recommended for HCP who become infected with HCV after exposure to a source coinfected with HIV and HCV"

Also, I was wondering, if anyone knows of a link to the percentage riosk of HIV from different exposures and also occupational exposures at all? thanks
« Last Edit: January 11, 2012, 06:42:00 PM by midgeure »

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Let's make it simple, go test, collect your negative test result and move on.

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Thanks, I got tested for HIV 3 months after a man from gambia in Africa got his blood directly into my eye and the test was negative. However, looking at the CDCs website it says

HCP with occupational exposure to HIV should receive follow-up counseling, postexposure testing, and medical evaluation regardless of whether they receive PEP. HIV-antibody testing by enzyme immunoassay should be used to monitor HCP for seroconversion for >6 months after occupational HIV exposure. After baseline testing at the time of exposure, follow-up testing could be performed at 6 weeks, 12 weeks, and 6 months after exposure. Extended HIV follow-up (e.g., for 12 months) is recommended for HCP who become infected with HCV after exposure to a source coinfected with HIV and HCV.

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5409a1.htm

It says testing should be done up to 6 months??? Also it says up to one year for HCP who become infected with HCV? Well I have never been tested for HCV? SO have no idea if I got infected with that?

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http://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/Resources/pmtct-care/docs/TM/Module_6TM.pdf
Page 11
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  In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected, a person with a negative or inconclusive result may be in the “window for 4 to 6 weeks but occasionally up to 3 months after HIV exposure. Persons at high risk who initially test negative should be retested 3 months after exposure to confirm results.

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Thanks for that. What does it mean when it says "up to one year for HCP who become infected with HCV"? Well I have never been tested for HCV? SO have no idea if I got infected with that?

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This forum is HIV specific.

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If you have concerns about Hep C or any other STD, discuss them with your doctor. Our focus here is strictly on HIV.
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Yes this question is specific to HIV as the question is why do the CDCs guidelines for HIV testing for occupational exposures say to test up to one year for HIV if you have become infected with HCV"?

as outlined in

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5409a1.htm

UNDER - Follow-Up of Exposed HCP
Postexposure Testing


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Yes this question is specific to HIV as the question is why do the CDCs guidelines for HIV testing for occupational exposures say to test up to one year for HIV if you have become infected with HCV"?

as outlined in

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5409a1.htm

UNDER - Follow-Up of Exposed HCP
Postexposure Testing
If you are going to post a link at least find something that is more up to date.

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OK do you know the answer by any chance to why they said this on that date?

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At this point I am going to give  you a general warning. You have consistently sought in various ways to get into arguments here. We are not here to debate with you.

We are specifically here to answer member questions about risks or possible risks they experience.

You are on the verge of being banned from the site. Consider yourself warned.
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Dont be so absurd, I am not looking for n argument just an answer to this question which directly relates to HIV, you say you are here to answer questions in relation to HIV and thats all I want, dont try to keep arguing with me and having a go at me when I am simply asking a question. now lets not get off topic and please focus on my question if possible please?

"why do the CDCs guidelines for HIV testing for occupational exposures say to test up to one year for HIV if you have become infected with HCV"?

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Dont be so absurd, I am not looking for n argument just an answer to this question which directly relates to HIV, you say you are here to answer questions in relation to HIV and thats all I want, dont try to keep arguing with me and having a go at me when I am simply asking a question. now lets not get off topic and please focus on my question if possible please?

"why do the CDCs guidelines for HIV testing for occupational exposures say to test up to one year for HIV if you have become infected with HCV"?
You didn't have an occupational exposure. Occupational exposures guidelines are based on the Companies insurance and the OSHA guidelines.

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Perhaps you should consult the CDC for the answers to your question. No one here (that I am aware of) works for, or has intimate connection to the CDC.

With that, I respectfully disengage from the discussion.

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Yes I did call the CDC but they didnt know anything about it.

Rod, my exposure was at work, does that not mean its an occupational exposure? I am a little confused?

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Yes I did call the CDC but they didnt know anything about it.

Rod, my exposure was at work, does that not mean its an occupational exposure? I am a little confused?
Do you work in the medical field in a hospital or clinic? Unless you work in the medical field no the occupational exposure guidelines do not apply to you, now have a good day greenbike. 

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No I don't work in the medical field or in a hospital or a clinic.

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Midge,

The CDC has a lot of outdated hiv information on their website. I suggest you take that up with them.

"Occupational exposure" means when a healthcare worker is exposed while going about their duties on the job. As you do not work in the medical field, no, you did not have an occupational exposure in the strictest sense of the term.

If you feel you cannot trust the three month window period, then go test and collect another negative result. Simple.

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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