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Causes Of Hepatitis C In Prisons In The U.s.

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...active tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ) Among these inmates, up to 50% have mental disorders. As many as 75% have alcohol or other substance abuse disorders. These inmates need more than just physical health care. In the United States, prisoners have a constitutional right to healthcare that meets community standards. The Supreme Court case "Estelle v. Gamble" established this right. Failure to provide care that meets these guidelines...
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Prevalence of antiretroviral therapy in the U.S.A. / transmission risk

Dr. Frascino,First let me say that I admire the work you do in educating the public on this issue.I have a twofold question for you concerning the real probability of becoming infected with HIV via a single heterosexual encounter. This question is...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...treatment.Henan province has a high number of HIV infections due to unsanitary procedures for collecting commercial blood donations. Thousands became infected with HIV after selling blood at clinics with poor infection control methods.The quality... Read more »

Confused about the swiss study

I discussed with my doctor about the swiss study which claims that in a monogamous serodiscordant and straight relationship with the infected partner on treatment and with an undetectable viral load the use of a condom is no more imperative. He...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question.The recommendations were based on the finding that loweing the viral load will indeed lessen the risk of transmission of HIv but may not eliminate it.Studies that examined men on HAART with undetectable viral loads in their... Read more »

Please help my daughter

fine some peace. I have asked this on the Hep C forum but got no answers.She is 29 weeks pregnant. She has been treated in the emergency room for Anxiety over this question. Her boyfriend is Hep C+. They had unprotected sex in June. She is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the early 1990s. A reliable HCV blood test became widely available in 1992. The rate of HIV/HCV coinfection is also high among prisoners. Along with these similarities, there are also several differences between the two viruses. HCV, unlike HIV,... Read more »

PLEASE HELP

Dr. bob you're the only one who seems to answer these questions, now i know you mostly answer questions about hiv but could you PLEASE take the time to answer this question about hepatitis c. do you know if the window period for hep c is the same as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the early 1990s. A reliable HCV blood test became widely available in 1992. The rate of HIV/HCV coinfection is also high among prisoners. Along with these similarities, there are also several differences between the two viruses. HCV, unlike HIV,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...an opportunity to access health care. In one series, approximately 78% of newly incarcerated females had abnormal Papanicolaou smears, and >50% had vaginal infections or STDs 23 . However, the rapid turnover of the incarcerated population,... Read more »
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The U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

...What Is PEPFAR? Drug Approval 5-Year Goals, Progress and Budgets The Bottom Line What Is PEPFAR? In 2003, the U.S. congress passed a bill to provide money to foreign governments to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This... Read more »
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U.S. Antiretroviral Therapy Guidelines

Why Do the Guidelines Keep Changing? Viral Load and CD4 Cell Testing Resistance Testing When to Start Treatment Goals of Therapy What Drugs Should Be Used First? Interrupting Treatment When to Change What to Change To? Why... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by... Read more »
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The U.S. patented cure for AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...Disease Control Office of Minority Health omh@cdc.gov Re: The U.S. patented cure for AIDS Dear CDC OMH: In 1997, the United States patented the cure for AIDS, patent #5676977 (abstract below). To date the CDC does not even register... Read more »

hiv in prison

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...nonincarcerated populations; some of those prevention measures are being used in correctional settings within and outside the United States (4). CDC recommends that HIV education, testing, and prevention counseling be made available to... Read more »

U.S patent # 5676977 a cure for AIDS

Posted by Sojuro, 2 Replies
...Search the United States patent office www.uspto.gov Patent # 5676977 The U.S has been witholding the fact that it has a patented cure for Aids and Read more »

Proof that AIDS is U.S government bio-weapon

Posted by Sojuro, 2 Replies
...Throughout the 1960's and 1970's, the United States was involved a EUGENICS programs in which AFRICAN AMERICANS, and others deemed as 'undesireables' were being INVOLUNTARILY SYSTEMATICALY Read more »