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Common Infection In Hepatitis C

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you 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
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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
...Hi,Recent epidemiological studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and Read more »

clearing hepatitis C infection

I know that some people infected with acute hepatitis end up clearing the infection on their own, without any treatment. Does being a woman improve, or hurt, my chances of clearing an acute hep C infection?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are some data that suggest that women more commonly clear acute Hepatitis C than men. Another predictor of clearance is the finding of symptoms and jaundice (turning yellow). I follow my patients with Read more »

ABOUT ACUTE HEPATITIS C INFECTION

hi,DR. BABARA,i have seen you said:"However, if - and only if - the healthcare worker becomes ill with ACUTE HEPATITIS C INFECTION - THEN AND ONLY THEN - is additional testing for HIV recommended at 12 months"but i want to know ,what is "becomes ill...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This refers to both a person with symptoms or a person with viremia (HCV in the bloodstream) which will be found through routine testing as a follow-up of risk. Read more »

Hepatitis C virus infection

Tested positive for HCV. The points of the lab sheet said 89.4. Not sure what that meant. My liver and everything else was great. They are sending me to a specialist? Do I have HCV? I don't understand lab result. What do doctors normally test?
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
...Sometimes the antibody test for hepatitis C virus comes with a read out indicating a numerical result instead of simply positive or negative. There is usually a threshold Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hepatitis C Virus: Infection, Prevention and Treatment

... In high-income countries today, hepatitis C virus (HCV) is most commonly spread through sharing equipment for substance use, such as needles and straws. Exposure to unsterilized Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Hepatitis C Infections Found in Clinic Patients

... Four patient-to-patient hepatitis C virus transmissions at a now-closed Manhattan hemodialysis clinic that occurred during 2005-2008 were likely due to improper Read more »
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Hepatitis C Transmission Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men Is Occurring Primarily in Men Older Than 35

...2009. I'm Sarah Fishman. I'm a student at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. I work with Dr. Andrea Branch. We did a study on acute hepatitis C transmission in HIV-infected men who have sex with men in New York City. 1 We compared their... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)? Do you have one virus and think you might be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers some basic questions Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...would delay production of antibodies. So is this correct or do I seriously need to find a new doctor that can treat a yeast infection that has been going on for 2.5 months now and is making me absolutely crazy. By the way I know that Hep C is... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A COLD SORE IN MY NOSE. THE GIRL CALLED ME ;ATER AND TOLD ME HE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HIV CALLED CDC AND THEY SAID IT COULD BE POSSIBLE SHOULD I GET TESTED HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF CATCHING HIV... Read more »