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Causes Of Hepatitis C Infection

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that help the body fight off infection. Hep C isa virus that attacks the liver, and can cause liverdamage...
Ask the Experts

hepatitis infections & anal sex

I am not Hep C pos., & have been vaccinated for Hep b. My partner & I recently had anal sex are we/me @ risk for hepatitis infections? we are in a relationship? Don't know his hepatitis b statis.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Anal sex with trauma can increase the risk of sexually acquired infections such as HIV and Hepatitis B. Hepatitis C risk also increases with traumatic sex (which causes blood to blood exposure), as has Read more »

Hepatitis AB

What is Hepatitis AB?I was told it is the same thing as Hepatitis C. Surely there is some difference. What is it?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...inflammation in the liver. The most common causes of hepatitis B are sexual transmission and injection drug use. The most common causes of hepatitis C are injection drug use and sometimes sexual transmission from an infected partner. Hepatitis B... Read more »


What are the king of hepatitis ? Is this curable?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...contaminated food and water and never causes chronic liver disease. Hepatitis B and C are transmitted through blood exposure. Hepatitis C causes chronic infection in the majority of people who contract it; in contrast hepatitis B is usually... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...latex condoms are definitely warranted for all penetrative sexual activity between you and your partner.Dr. BobHepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic August 23, 2010Since 2000, outbreaks... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Mentally Ill at Higher Risk of Hepatitis C Infection; Treatment Can Cause Additional Mental Problems

...illness," Dr. Peter Hauser, clinical director of mental health at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center , said, adding, "New infections are caused increasingly by IV drug use. So that immediately puts it into the realm of psychiatry, or... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Stand-Alone Package of Rebetol (Ribavirin) for Combination Therapy with Intron A for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

...patients without a previous history of psychiatric illnesses. Intron A can cause a serious drop in the cells that help fight infections (white blood cells) and the cells that help bleeding stop (platelets). A medication guide will accompany each... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nebraska: Doctor Denies Blame in Hepatitis C Outbreak

...Dr. Tahir Javed, who is accused of using unsanitary practices that caused the hepatitis C infections of 99 patients at his Nebraska cancer clinic has denied any wrongdoing. The patients, who were receiving treatment at Javed's Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Combination of Genes May Enable Hepatitis C Recovery Without Treatment, Study Says

...that had recovered from hepatitis C infection. Inhibitory receptors called KIRs keep natural killer cells in check between infections so that they do not attack healthy tissue. When the body detects a viral infection, it activates the natural... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

HIV and Hep C co-infection.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I've read where HIV and Hep C co-infection can cause a person to take longer to test positive. Does anyone know how true this is? I've tested negative at 3 months but Read more »

Brits convict man of infecting friend with HIV

Posted by ScotCharles
...reach their majority guilty verdict. Mola was convicted of culpably and recklessly failing to tell the woman he carried the infection and by having unprotected sex with her between September 2003 and February 2004. He was also found guilty of... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are infected with the Hepatitis C virus. Only 20-30% are aware of their infection status. HCV is the number one reason in this country for liver transplants. The demand for organs and the ratio... Read more »