Nurses with Hepatitis B in the Philippines? - page 3

by jbauer87 57,720 Views | 135 Comments

Just graduated last March 2008 and took the boards this June. The thing is, I'm a chronic carrier of Hepatitis B. I already searched the forums and from what I've read, hospitals in the USA, Canada, UK etc do hire nurses with... Read More


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    hi there..im also new in this thread.im a nurse .im also diagnosed with hepa b...im about to work as a nurse in jeddah but unfortunately gamca cancel my visa because my medical result i have hepa b..please help...im so deppressed and i almost want to kill myself because of the result...pleade help
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    Quote from kuchigwen
    hi there..im also new in this thread.im a nurse .im also diagnosed with hepa b...im about to work as a nurse in jeddah but unfortunately gamca cancel my visa because my medical result i have hepa b..please help...im so deppressed and i almost want to kill myself because of the result...pleade help
    hey dont be depressed just read the first and second thread
    im sure they can help you, you are not alone in your delima
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    @kunchigwen

    i been reading a lot of thread and i came across this one. someone with a hepa b also, wanting to work abroad he sought help from someone and was advised to eat a kilo of avocado a day, another one is a seaman who was able to work again after taking this medicine. i will try to search for it and tell you next time. for now try eating avocado, maybe it might help...
    dont get depress,
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    See: http://www.baldwinpublishing.com/art...articleId/114/

    However be aware that different "programs" have different requirements. For instance the hospital where I worked (I heard) required a person to be Hepatitis negative to enter their training program. (At one time they took in about 100 RP graduates a year).

    Since Hep B is a blood to blood transfer route, (though there are other routes that are not relative to patient care) and Universal Precautions block that route it does not seem that being a Chronic carrier would be an impediment.

    When I teach Bloodborne Pathogen classes I try to get my students to understand why chronic Heb B is not much of a problem in the US but is elsewhere. The answer is simply that most hep-b transfer occurs at or near birth in Asia. This is not the case in the US. Here Heb-B transfer occurs generally as an adult. Therefore the adult immune system is more competent to overpower the virus and here Hep-B chronic carriers are much less of a percentage of those who become infected when they were infants.
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    to all especially to zerrise and jahda:

    are there any improvements on the cases that you presented? any light? how were the medical exams and what happened?
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    Hi...good day to all...just new here..Well we have the same burden....Im a Hep B Carrier....Not infectious.....We all afraid in discrimination (who likes one huh...) Im afraid of not being able to land a job, afraid of losing my friends (if they found out)... So glad that im not alone...Happy to know that we are in the same situation...Im glad to drop by at this site by "accidents".....So keep in touch....
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    God Allows this (Hep B Carriers) because there's a purpose why he allowed it to happened to us......Have faith.....We can still excel in our profession (Nurses) .... Prayers are the best .... Been there done that.......
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    hi everyone! new here by accident. i'm also a hepB carrier and a RN but with no work. im on a treatment now. by the end of june or maybe next month i will take my 2nd DNA viral load exam. the first one was a failure because my previous drug didn't had any effect on the virus so my doctor prescribed me a new one. i pray that it will decrease the number of virus. i read an article on this site www.hepb.org that singapore is working on a cure for hepB. yes, a cure for all of us people who is infected. i also read a personal article on the same site, he was cured from hepB after his treatment. you can check the site for more details about his story.
    im glad i found this site. it really helps people like us. share the same stories, give advice to other people. godbless to all.
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    hi everyone. i'm new here. anyway, i'm glad i found this site,
    i thought i was alone in terms of this kind of problem.
    i'm a newly graduate nursing student and my world was nearly shattered
    when i found out i have hepB! i just took the NLE last june
    and i hope and pray that i will pass but i kept on thinking of what
    is the use of me passing the NLE if i can't work as a nurse.
    but as i have read this thread, this gave me hope. thank you for this site.

    now because of this, i decided to submit myself to further examination
    and still hoping to work abroad. by the way, good luck to those who are
    applying for their visa. i believe it will be accepted.

    i have read some site, some advise where to take ascorbic acid
    because an antioxidant effect, but i'm not sure if it works,
    we'll never know.. ..just try it.. ..

    pls keep in touch.. ..
    i would love to know what happen to others who are applying to work abroad.. ..

    lets hope and pray!

    thank you!
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    Quote from monita25
    @kunchigwen

    i been reading a lot of thread and i came across this one. someone with a hepa b also, wanting to work abroad he sought help from someone and was advised to eat a kilo of avocado a day, another one is a seaman who was able to work again after taking this medicine. i will try to search for it and tell you next time. for now try eating avocado, maybe it might help...
    dont get depress,
    i was wondering what will the avocado do?


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