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Re: HIV and HEP-C co-infection
      04/29/04 02:26 PM

It's not a stupid question. There are many individuals that are co-infected with HCV and HIV. It is very difficult to treat HCV once the individual develops AIDS. People with HIV are definitely at risk for opportunistic infections once AIDS develops.

As to picking up both HCV and HIV during unprotected sex is not very likely. HCV can be spread via sexual intercouse. It is more likely to get infected with HCV by sharing infected needles or being exposed to blood; on the other hand, HIV does not survive that long out in the open environment. So HCV is what you'd need to worry about if you were exposed to blood spillage, shared needles, razors, and even tooth brushes with blood on it.

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