Nurses with Hepatitis B in the Philippines? - page 4

by jbauer87 59,007 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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    Im also infected with HepB. I just found out when I got pregnant. I dont know where I got this because Im so sure I didnt have it at nursing school and when I started to work. I got tested when I was pregnant
    My OB had to request for the test twice just to be sure and it was still positive but the titer was a thousand lower than the first. What does it mean?
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    Quote from ilovegabe
    Im also infected with HepB. I just found out when I got pregnant. I dont know where I got this because Im so sure I didnt have it at nursing school and when I started to work. I got tested when I was pregnant
    My OB had to request for the test twice just to be sure and it was still positive but the titer was a thousand lower than the first. What does it mean?
    We can't offer medical advise as per terms of service, you really need to discuss this with your doctor
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    im really feel disappointed when i stop nursing because of hepatitis b virus replicative phase..i am nearly close enough to my goal (3rd year). its already 3 years past but i am not afford to accept my situation, im dying to become a registered nurse , to work abroad and to help other children to reach their dreams..but what i am experiencing today is a nightmare,,i am hoping for a cure for our virus..because i believe that someday, oe of us will all get cured,
    ...please reach me if one of you get lucky(cured)
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    hellow there..it's been a while since i visited this site bcoz of too much work..i'm scheduled for embassy interview and as you all know, i'm a hep b healthy carrier, got it i guess from my mom. nwei, i'm praying that the medical will be ok but i'll see my doctor here beforehand to check for whatever we can do about my case. you can as well request for dna test to check if your type of hep B is infectious or it's not replicating.not everyone can be treated and its not always a guarantee that treatment will erase all those hap b virus in our system. you will be only subjected for treatment if the hep B you have is replicating..i really pray not only for me bt for all of us who have this illness. Let this illness not be hindrance to our pursuit of working abroad'..i'll update you guys regarding my results'..pray for me,thank you so much!
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    How have you guys been? Any luck?

    My friend is also in the same situation. She got very discouraged when she found out, she stopped working because of that...

    Hope there's still hope...
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    any news?
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    hi everyone! i passed the interview already, as expected, my medical got pending and was asked to submit a certification from my doctor. i forwarded the med cert to my employer but somehow, didn't get a clear reply from them although they emailed me for flight details. I'm preparing to travel yet i'm not sure if it's ok already'...i continue to pray that they got the med cert already because when they replied, they're already scheduling for flights..There's hope guys, keep your prayers present and your faith strong'..God bless!
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    im also a carrer...im thinking of applying for a job but im afraid they will have to draw blood for hbsag testing...please help me...and i'd also like to know what does a negative hbeag means?? pls help me
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    hello. im new here. and im also a nurse, i knew that i was reactive in hepa b when i was in college, before taking the vaccine i got myself tested. It didn't stop me. I want to become a nurse, this wouldn't pose me any hindrance on my dreams. the college was aware of my condition, even my friends. my adviser, told me that it will hard for me to get a job in the future. I graduated with good grades, passed the exam on my first take and got a job in a secondary hospital in our town, as of now I'm the youngest nurse in our hospital. it will be 3 years on january. last year i decide to apply for abroad, but before anything I consulted a doctor here in our province, got me tested on on confirmatory tests. when the result arrive, she told me that I may not be able to work abroad. I sought for a second opinion and went to manila, search at the net for some doctors, and i emailed him for some questions and appointment, luckily he was very positive, he told me i can still work in uk, new zealand and australia, even canada. atlast! some hope i really wanna help my family. he advised me to go on with my applications and study the agency and country that i will aplly to, in cases that i might need a certificate i may just go back to him,, hopefully ill visit him again by the end of the year. any news from our other friends, thank you sharing some it keeps my up my hopes..
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    im also a hepa b carrier.. we have the same probz.. last year hospitals here in davao are not that strict about nurses with hepa b, i've been employed under HRMO of davao city for 2 months in Davao Medical Center and 5 months in Davao Medical School foundation hospital..but now, things are different. DMC wont allow Nurses with Hepa B to employed in their institution because they have no place for them/us. chief nurse said this to me not knowing im also a carrier.. at present im still applying, taking chances to get hired


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