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Articles On Hepatitis Type C

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

... What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs (including prescription medications),
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Hepatitis C Abnormal Results - please kindly advise

What does an HCV-Antibody result of (- abnormal mean? The normal indication is suppoed to be (-). The patient does not have HIV.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If the HCV antibody test is negative, then most likely the patient does not have hepatitis C. There are a few exceptions: acute hepatitis C may not have a positive hepatitis C antibody yet. In the immunocompromised patient, Read more »

Should I test for Hepatitis C for this kind of exposure?

Hello Dr. McGovern, I visited a red light district in Korea 3 months ago. I had protected sex with a prositutte. However, when she pulled out, I noticed that the condom slipped all the way to the glans penis, exposing the front part of the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I suspect that in light of the risk you describe, that your testing for HIV is adequate and that testing for HCV and HBV is not necessary. Continue to use condoms as you are doing and limit your exposure to high risk partners.Dr. McGovern Read more »

Hepatitis B acute positive and negative HIV test

Dear Sir, In Agust 07 got tested for HIV and result was negative. On the 3rd of March 2008 I got tested for Hepatitis B and got positive result, and negative for HIV and all other hepatitis types.I has a small flu end of December, and all symptoms...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...It sounds like you just had acute hepatitis B virus infection. Read more »

If someone with hepitis c spit in your eyes

What are some of the ways hepitis c can be transmitted?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is transmitted by contact with an infected person's blood. As with HIV, the infected blood needs to come into Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases: Newsletter on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Clinical Trials; Hepatitis C Treatment Program; Articles on AIDS Law, Vaccine Research

...antiretroviral medication through state AIDS Drug Assistance Programs to access a national program to provide medication to treat chronic hepatitis C at no cost (NASTAD release , 2/18). AIDS & Public Policy Journal , American Bar... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

...hepatitis C, and you were diagnosed with that in 1993. Can you tell us a little bit about that experience? Greg: That came as kind of a shock. I'm not quite sure [what you mean when you say] experience. You mean, how did I get through it? ... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hep C on the Radar

...possibility is that having HIV makes people more vulnerable to hepatitis C infection. Both may be at play. Researchers found that the kind of sex these men were having seemed to be a factor in the outbreaks. Poz men infected with hepatitis C... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

... Get vaccinated, Use protection when having sex (condoms, dental dams, latex gloves), Do not share needles of any kind with others, and Use new, sterile syringes and equipment . To prevent getting Hepatitis C: Avoid... Read more »
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NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...possible cases of occupational transmission of HIV to health care workers were reported worldwide. However, individuals with other types of jobs also risk occupational exposure to bloodborne infection. We report the case of a policeman in whom... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. 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 »

periodo ventana en coinfeccion hepatitis c??

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...por favor, ya no se que pensar. si alguien como yo a los 6 meses tiene una serologia negativa de vih y posituva de hepatitis c pero con arn hepatitis indetectable, no es segura la prueba del vih por uan posible coinfeccion? se alarga el periodo... Read more »