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Chances Of Getting Hepatitis C If Condom Breaks With Prostitute

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ACRIA and GMHC

Since When Are Condoms Illegal?

Men who have sex with men(MSM) and sex workers areamong the most vulnerableto HIV. To combat this,prevention programs have focused onencouraging condom use to help preventtransmission. Prisoners need them, sincethe reality of prison life often... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Soaring Sexually Transmitted HCV Rates in Gay/Bisexual Men

"Tentative" may be the kindest word to describe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) online statements about sexual transmission of HCV. The CDC does recommend testing some gay and bisexual men for HCV infection, but in a statement that... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Living With HIV -- and Everything Else

Recently, a 55-year-old gay manannounced to his dinner companions,"Well, I hear that havingHIV is now just about takingone pill a day. I can do that, so I'm goingto stop using condoms." As anyone living with HIV knows,managing this disease is about... Read more »
Ask the Experts

How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

Question #1: How soon should I test for Hep B?Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Hepatitis A and B are transmitted in different ways, although both virusescan cause Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).Hepatitis A is transmitted through the oral-fecal route. It is usuallytransmitted through... Read more »