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Can U Catch Hep C From Tears

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Gay man, hiv+, AND hepC+

I was told by a health professional the hepC strain carried by most gay men is more virulent than that of non-gay men. Is this true? After 4 months of Rebetron/ribiviron therapy, I showed significantly less copies of HepC but I wasn't...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There really is no gay genotype. The genotype of HCV most difficult to treat is genotype 1 which is usually found in former IV drug users. I actually think that gay men more often have genotype 2 or 3 which are much easier to treat. Peg interferon... Read more »

HIV OR HEPC RISK?

Hi there,I feel very silly asking this, I do have an irrational fear of catching diseases through... Read more »

HepC transmission if undetectable after 4 months

Hello,I was infected with hepC 1B. Treatment ribavirin+interpheron made me undetectable after 6... Read more »
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Personal Accounts

Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
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HVC ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
What is HCV or HVC ?


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Thrust

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Well now it has been 30 days after possible exposer and i have been sick every one of those days.Sweats lasted off and on for the first two weeks. My feet went numb and the first two toes next two the big toe was pounding. The past three days my... Read more »

I'm taking my treatment into my own hands now

Posted by taurusthecat, 5 Replies
I'm not happy. I have been asking my doctor for ages if I can go on some kind of HIV drug therapy and I keep getting stalled. I've been pos for 8 years and over time my energy levels have gone down and down, my body is just fighting this virus as it... Read more »

From me to all

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, I have read some questions posted to me. Well i did not expcet to hear that some of you dont believe my results. That is absolutely absturd! Why would someone me in this case, go so far as to say they were infected and that they... Read more »