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Hepatitus C
Aug 18, 2004

My girlfriend was just told she has Hep C. Can Hep C lead to HIV? Or does it just attack the liver. And what kind of precussions should we use?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Hepatitis C and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) are two completely different viruses. One does not lead to another; however, you can be coinfected with both viruses simultaneously. Regarding hepatitis C "precussions" or precautions for that matter check out The Body's expert forum on hepatitis and HIV/Hep C coinfection. The information there should address all your questions.

Good luck to both you and your girlfriend.

Dr. Bob



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