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Can You Get Hep C From Kissing A Hep C Infected Person

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HEPC

MY BOYFRIEND OF FIVE YEARS IS AN EX IV DRUG USER. HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH HEPC. HE IS DOING WELL NOW BUT I AM LITTE CONFUSED ABOUT HOW HEPC IS TRANSMITTED. IF I KISS HIM WILL I GET HEPC? IF I HAVE SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH HIM WITH OUT A CONDOM WILL...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hepatitis c is transmitted through contact with blood of an infected person. Sexual transmission can occur,although the risks are low and currently, changing sexual practices because one partner has HCV is not routinely recommended. You should get... Read more »

Is hepC now considered an opportunistic infection in those with HIV?

Hi Dr., I just came across this on the web and wondered if it's true (considered an o.i.) and... Read more »

Symptoms of hep-C or Hiv

After a high-risk exposure with a person of unknown HIV status, I had an elisa taken 10 weeks... Read more »
Articles
National Association of People With AIDS

Hep-C Treatment Without Interferon Comes Closer

Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged. MedPage Today... Read more »
HIV i-Base

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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 10. Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Many people living with HIV are also living with hepatitis C, a virus that attacks and damages the liver. In people who are co-infected, the liver inflammation and damage may progress faster than in people who have hepatitis C alone; and sometimes... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

Introduction Welcome to our treatment guide for HIV-positive people who also have the hepatitis C virus (called HCV, for short). The people who wrote this guide have direct experience with HIV and hepatitis C. We have written this guide to... Read more »
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I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
I found out that i had this co-infection(hiv,hep-c) in 2002.My doctor says that it is very hard to treat,however with sticking to my meds;this includes hiv meds, and interferon,i now have the hep-c under control after 30 weeks of a 48 week... Read more »

HIV and HEP-C co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i know this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to pick up both HIV and HEP-C from one unprotected, penis/vaginal sexual encounter ? and if so, can this cause problems with an HIV test at 3 months ? co-infection ?
thanks
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peter Read more »

MY FRIEND

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long can you live if you are coinfected with hiv, hepc, tb ? Read more »

Injection Users

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
to the guy who shot up dope with the person who is HIV Positive if you dont get HIV from this then you dodged a bullet Read more »