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Dirty Needles And Hepatitis C Transmission

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HEPATITISC

IHAVEHEPATITIESCANDIWOULDLIKETOKNOWIFMYHOUSBENDCOULDGETIT....
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Your husband can be infected with the HCV, by sexual contact (around 10-15% by CDC estimates) ,or less if is a monogamous relationship;also by sharing needles,razors,or any other situation where your blood could enter his body by open wounds or... Read more »

transmitting hepc

at what stage hepatitisc is transmittedis hepatitisc positive with negative pcr can marry a woman... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Thai HIV/AIDS Advocates Urge Increased Treatment Access for IDUs

The Thai AIDS Treatment Action Group recently called on the country to launch a comprehensive harm reduction program for injection drug users in an effort to help curb the spread of HIV, Thailand's The Nation reports. According to the group,... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

Newly diagnosed with both HIV and hepatitis C at the same time Are people around me now at risk? Can I pass on hepatits C through sex? Can you catch another type of hepatitis C or HIV? About hepatitis viruses Hepatitis A and... Read more »
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 »
Women Alive

HIV and Drug Users: A Different Clinical Picture

Different Clinical Picture The clinical picture of HIV in drug using populations is significantly different from HIV in other populations. For example, there are almost no cases of Kaposi's Sarcoma in male IDU's (Injection Drug Users) who are also... Read more »