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A List Of Ways To Prevent Contracting Hepatitis

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

... What Is the Risk? How Can Transmission Be Prevented? Injection Drugs & Hepatitis Needle Exchange Programs Drugs, Sex and HIV Transmission What Is the Risk? It is well documented that people who share syringes are at risk of being infected with HIV. Sharing syringes allows a direct
Ask the Experts

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Recent epidemiological studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting Read more »

how is hepatitis contracted

How are the three strains of hepatitis contracted of people?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Hepatitis A is transmitted by mouth. It has to be swallowed, so that it is usually transmitted by food, although oral anal sex is another Read more »

Hepatitis and HIV tesing results

I am, at the moment still recovering from a viral non specific hepatitis infection contracted from Northern Africa. Having done one home hiv blood test which was 'faintly' +ve have gone to a clinic for another 15 min test also faintly +ve, they are...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I wonder if you contracted hepatitis E or some other hepatitis in association with a systemic disease such as tyhpoid for example. Any way, you are better but obviously Read more »

All the way with Stripper (twice)

Dr. BobThank you for responding to my question entitled All the way with a Stripper (twice). I agree that a science-based, age-appropriated abstinence plus program sex education needs to be taught in schools. Abstinence-until-marriage programs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...All-The-Way-(Twice)-Guy,Welcome back to the forum."Sex education needs to reflect real life." BRAVO! I couldn't have said it better myself!Regarding hepatitis B, your risk is essentially nonexistent. As for hepatitis B vaccination, if you are not... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Hepatitis A

... Table of Contents What Is Hepatitis A? Diagnosis and Treatment Prevention of HAV References What Is Hepatitis A? Hepatitis is an inflammation, Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis B

... Table of Contents What Is Hepatitis B? How is HBV Spread? Diagnosis and Treatment HIV Treatment for People Who Are Also Infected With HBV Prevention Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Transmission

... How hepatits C is caught and passed on Hepatitis C, blood products and blood transfusions Injecting drug use and hepatitis C Hepatitis C and other (non-injecting) drug Read more »
Project Inform

Liver Conference Becomes Defining Moment

... The Liver Conference held in Boston October 30-Nov 3 was in many ways a defining moment for significant changes in Hepatitis C (HCV) in two important ways. First new classes of drugs to treat HCV are in early and mid stage clinical trials,... Read more »
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Likelihood of contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...penis is mainly a "one-way valve", as she put it. My tests for chlamydia and gonnohrea came out clean; although I do carry Hepatitis B (passed down from my mother). I took my 6-week test last week, and am waiting for the results. Can I get... Read more »

That old debate...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have read on here numerous times that Hep C coinfection will not delay HIV seroconversion in any meaningful way. However, it seems even Dr. Bob isn't sure where he stands on this issue as I have seen him say both that it can, and can't delay... Read more »

Scared

Posted by BrianATX, 3 Replies
I had anal sex with a guy for the first time last nite. He used a condom and pushed in really hard. It was very uncomfortable so I asked him to stop. When he pulled out I heard a snap. The condom was not broke but I heard that he might be HIV... Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites. What are the possibilities of being infected with Hepatitis B from a relation with a woman via vaginal without protection? Many sites claim that the Hep B virus is... Read more »