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Do You Have To Have A C Section With Hepatitis B

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HIV i-Base

HIV and Hepatitis C: Similarities and Differences

Characteristic HIV HCV Type of virus and howtransmitted Bloodborne. Also present in semen, vaginalfluid and breast milk Bloodborne. Also may be present insemen and vaginal fluid Whether sexualtransmission occurs ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Transmission

How hepatits C is caught and passed on Hepatitis C, blood products and blood transfusions Injecting drug use and hepatitis C Hepatitis C and other (non-injecting) drug use HIV, hepatitis C and sex Heterosexual transmission of hepatitis C ... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

Hepatitis C Transmission HCV is mainly transmitted when infected blood from one person directly enters another person's bloodstream. HCV has been detected in semen and vaginal fluid, so genital fluids may be infectious. Saliva and tears are not. ... Read more »
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Accidental Spit in Eye (Hep C) (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION)

I have the same question as asked in "blood tainted saliva in eye" asked by another visitor, but my question is concerning Hepatitis C? While talking in a session, a client of mine (I'm a counselor) with that dx in her chart (at some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Your risk of acquiring hepatitis C from getting a "small amount of spit" in your eye is nonexistent. I'll reprint some information about hepatitis C transmission below.Dr. BobHepatitis C TransmissionHCV is mainly transmitted when... Read more »


Okay so this is my question.... I am an HIV positive gay man, and currently I had unsafe sex with another HIV positive person, both of us are undetectable, but I later found that he also is co-infected with Hep C. During the sex, we didnt have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Top Gun,Hepatitis C is yet another reason barebacking is risky for MSM (men who have sex with men). We have seen an increase in sexually transmitted hepatitis C in MSM. (See below.)As for hepatitis C-transmission risk, it's not really... Read more »

hep C pregnacy and precautions

I have been told that my son and his girlfriend have Hep C.....Now the quetion..His girlfriemd is pregnant....told me dr was going to do C section. Is this the safest way to protect the baby . I have custody of their son....what precautions should...
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
There is no evidence that C-section decreases transmission of hepatitis C from a pregnant woman to her baby. This should not be the reason for a C-section, which is a big operation much more risky than a spontaneous vaginal delivery. Perhaps there... Read more »

Does my baby have a chance of being infected with HIV?

My husband and I are adopting a baby whose mother has HIV and is a carrier of Hepatitus C. The mother was put in AZT 3 hours before planned c-section. The baby is also on AZT for the first 6 weeks of her life. What are the chances that she would...
Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

Response from Katherine Luzuriaga, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
In the absence of any treatment, about 25-30% of babies will acquire the infection from their mother. Treatment of the mother and baby with ZDV will definitely reduce the risk of HIV transmission but will not reduce the risk of HCV transmission.... Read more »
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partner positive - now im preg - am i too?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
i have a question, i suppose i have spent days sifting thru info on the net and its all alot to take in - maybe people with personal experience are better suited 2 help goes:
my partner was hiv pos but unaware of his status, i finally... Read more »