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Cases Where People Got Hep C From Needle Stick

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HIV, Hep-C positive hubbie, my first needle stick, PEP?

Together/married 15 years, while helping my undetectable load HIV positive, Hep-C (low viral load) husband clean up his morning infusion of clotting factor supplies (he: hemophilia) I pricked my finger with his butterfly. Since the needle was fresh...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello, Akcol.Your HIV-acquisition risk is low but not nonexistent. That your husband's HIV plasma viral load is undetectable significantly decreases the likelihood of viral transmission. However, I would still recommend PEP in this situation.... Read more »

Occupational needle stick

I am a paramedic and suffered an accidental needle stick in the thumb cuticle (not deep) it bled... Read more »

Needle Stick Student Update

Hi Doctor Bob, I am the student who was stuck with the needle. You and the ER physician were... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Bank Warns of AIDS Increase in Cameroon

The World Bank, which last month approved a $50 million fund for Cameroon's anti-AIDS efforts, announced Thursday that the HIV/AIDS infection rate in the country soared more than 20-fold in the past 10 years. According to the bank's Robert... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Hepatitis C Awareness and Testing Campaign Launched

Hep C Connection is a new awareness and testing campaign aimed at alerting Coloradoans about hepatitis C virus, which is especially prevalent among baby boomers. Those born between 1946 and 1964 account for nearly 70 percent of HCV cases, and a new... Read more »
TheBody.com

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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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
regards
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Hep-c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does Hep-c have a window period like HIV does?

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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 »

Whats the chance

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Some friends and I who used to party all went out the other night, one who has hiv. Somehow we ended doing cocaine with other people we used to know, my friends nose ended up bleeding right after. what is the chance it could pass on to other doing... Read more »