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Dealing With Hep When You Have Hiv

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase them without a prescription in some pharmacies in some states such as California. Needle exchanges and other harm reduction programs can sometimes also provide you with cotton, alcohol swabs, sterile...
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sharing needles & risk of hep/hiv

i used to inject heroin and in the past i have shared needles on many occasions. i do know that it is possible to catch hiv/hep c and i'm afraid i might have caught something. is there anywhere i can go for tests without my own gp knowing. i...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You can call your local chapter of your public health department and they would be able to refer to anonymous testing.Dr. McGovern... Read more »

Hep & HIV

Hi Doctor:I'm HIV+ and have been vacinated for Hep A & B. What are the synptoms of Hep C through sexual contact? Can I be cured of Hep C? And how long should I wait for treatment.? I don't go back to my ID specialist until May. My CD4...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Good questions.1. I am glad your physician vaccinated you. This is very important.2. HCV can certainly be transmitted sexually. There are more and more case series of men who have sex with men who have contracted HCV - this is usually associated... Read more »

hep and HIV

i was tested for HIV and hepatitis. I have hepatitis b and HIV was nagative. Doctors asked me to test for HIV now. I am worried about this. Once it was negative and noe is it possible to be HIV positive?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is routine practise that after a risky exposure that HIV testing should be performed serially over time. This is just routine.... Read more »

HEP AND HIV transmission?

Hi there,I know this might be a silly question but my next door neighbour who has HIV has a cat and the cat came in our house, i was stroking it, and it scratched me!! is it likely that if it scratched the owner before it came in my house and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
No chance. Would not worry about this.... Read more »
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Re; co infection hep and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello Jackie or anyone else sorry to be a pest but i looked for answers to the co infection couldn't really find alot on it does any one know if being exposed to hiv and hep at the same time would slow the window period for either,also they say the... Read more »

hep and hiv?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you are exposed to hiv and hep at the same time, will that extend the window period for testing. Or will you still get a conclusive test at the 12/13 week mark? Read more »

Hep and HIV question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested negative for HIV at 4 1/2 months after last sexual intercourse.( 5 1/2 months after unprotected vaginal and 4 1/2 months after unprotected oral) I haven't tested for Hep b or c but plan on doing so soon. Is possible to test negative for HIV... Read more »

HEP B, HEP C, & HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If one was infected with HEP B or C and took and HIV test at 12, 15, and 17 weeks (excessive testing I know, can't help it) would a negative test be accurate or not?

17 weeks out would HEP B or C affect a HIV test?
Does it affect the test at all?
Does... Read more »