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Cleaned Up Dry Blood Hep C Risk

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Cleaning Laundry & decontaminating something with HepC

I wondered about effectively cleaning/decontaminating a clothing item with Hep C positive blood on it. Is normal washing in the machine effective?Thanks!...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There is no good guidance for this question. I would say that if the blood is dried and then you wash it in hot water with detergent - that should be sufficient. Dr. McGovern... Read more »

Possible exposure to hiv/hepc

Hi, i recently had to to do some sewer drain cleaning and i might have gotten feces on my... Read more »

HIV OR HEPC RISK?

Hi there,I feel very silly asking this, I do have an irrational fear of catching diseases through... Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... 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 »
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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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Trying to deal with being + I also have Hepc

Posted by rackme, 7 Replies
I was just told Im hiv+ and Im also hepc. so I don't know when Im not feeling good which is causing the problems been getting vertigo the last couple of days. I see my shrink next week. I guess Im looking for ansures. Thanks any onfo I can get would... Read more »

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
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peter Read more »

HIV - HCV risk

Posted by demiurg, 1 Reply
Hi to all of you,

I have a question regarding hiv and hcv as I had a possible exposure in September. I am a healthy male in mid 20ies. On 5th of september I had an anal insertive-receptive intercourse with another man of unknown hiv status.

Symptoms:
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Still Concerned

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hello, I am hoping someone out there can help me, I had a risk exposure to HIV/Hep C and many other stds, well I have had many symptoms, and the women was from South Korea so I am concerned about "Rare Strains". I have taken an antibody test for... Read more »