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Catching Hep C

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HIV OR HEPC RISK?

Hi there,I feel very silly asking this, I do have an irrational fear of catching diseases through blood but i am worried about something. One of my flatmates leaked period blood onto our bathroom rug! not nice! i was having a bath after her and have...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
A blister is due to a split between the outer most layers of the skin. If there was no visible blood from your blister, then I doubt there would have been a route for any other person's blood to mix with yours. I would not consider this a risky... 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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If Someone has Hiv and hep-c and they have sex with their husband/wife without a condom can they... 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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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 »

HVC ?

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


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It's getting worse:

Posted by coby, 8 Replies
Well for the past three days I feel liking I'm fighting thrush in my mouth. I have it coming from the back of my tongue and can wipe ot off and it comes back, my tongue is also hairy looking. I also feel like I'm fighting PID again which is another... 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 »