Can you become a LVN w/ Hepatitis B! PLEASE HELP - page 2
Hi everyone, thank you for reading my threat. I am currently taking my pre-reqs to become a LVN and the program starts APRIL. I've been tested positive for hepatitis B but i am very healthy. I was... Read More
0Aug 28, '12 by SushiJoeHepatitis B or C? C is the one that doesn't go away. B is treatable. If it's B, get treatment and it won't be an issue.
1Aug 28, '12 by JustBeachyNurseInformation from the CDC regarding Hepatitis: http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/Resourc...s/ABCTable.pdf
There is some helpful information in the beginning of this thread regarding sources of information to protect yourself and your patients and laws regarding discrimination (that pertain to those living/working in the US). Being an otherwise healthy individual who is positive for hepatitis B is very different from one who is ill with chronic HepB. Someone who is ill may not be able to physically perform the required duties of an active nursing student (due to endurance, fatigue, etc.)
You can also discuss your concerns with your treating physician/PCP or your local health department if you wish to ensure that you practice as safely as possible for both your own and your patient's health.