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Getting Hep C From A Scratch

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Scratch on child

Hello Dr. D,My child had a small scratch on his hand, if it bled it was just a microscopic amount. He came home from school that day with a little red smudge on his hand close to the scratch. My first thought is someone bled at school and it got...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Really nothing to worry about. The chances are very low. Actually the most likely transmission that way is Hep B and your child should already be vaccinated for that. Keep up the good mothering! DTD... Read more »

Risk for HepC or HIV

Hi Dr.I was wanting to know if thier is any risk for HepC or HIV transmission from an electric... Read more »

HIV wiith HepC infection

I have undetectable viral load with CD4 100 and my doctor suggested i get evaluated to start Hep C... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 10. Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Many people living with HIV are also living with hepatitis C, a virus that attacks and damages the liver. In people who are co-infected, the liver inflammation and damage may progress faster than in people who have hepatitis C alone; and sometimes... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... Read more »
HIV i-Base

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 »
TheBody.com

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 »
Connect With Others

Hep-c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does Hep-c have a window period like HIV does?

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No longer have HepC!

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
I went to my doctor today. My numbers are all amazing. CD4=701, viral load undetectable. And he says that I no longer have HepC. I have never heard of this. I am pleased, don't get me wrong. It's just kinda crazy. I was always told that it... Read more »

I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
I found out that i had this co-infection(hiv,hep-c) in 2002.My doctor says that it is very hard to treat,however with sticking to my meds;this includes hiv meds, and interferon,i now have the hep-c under control after 30 weeks of a 48 week... Read more »

hiv and hepc

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
it has been 6 months since exposure started having diarrhea and
all my lymph nodes in my breast and under arm are swollen
soreness in my back. my stomach keeps burning. had ars 3 weeks
after exposure lymphadenopathy but it didnt hurt but my throat
was... Read more »