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Hep C And Painful Tongue

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hepC & Tongue Ring

I am currently dating someone who has Hep C , And was worried about contacting the virus ? My question is Am I more sujectable to getting it because I have my tongue Pierced?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Hepatitis C is not really well transmitted sexually. If there is blood to blood contact and your tongue ring might increase that likelihood, then indeed it might increase the chances from near zero to slightly higher. However the chances are still... Read more »

hepc/foot/leg muscle pain

I was diagonosed with Hep C in 1998. Tried interferon, but side effects were too much. Recently, I... Read more »

Can you get hep-c agin?

It has been two years when I was told I had Hep-c from my doctor.I when thought treatment and was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Hepatitis C Awareness and Testing Campaign Launched

Hep C Connection is a new awareness and testing campaign aimed at alerting Coloradoans about hepatitis C virus, which is especially prevalent among baby boomers. Those born between 1946 and 1964 account for nearly 70 percent of HCV cases, and a new... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... 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 »
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Lost contact.......

Posted by starbright4876, 1 Reply
Hey all:Thanx to you who answered my pm's to you(fran...gman...)I appreciate it sooo much! I went to Dr.bout the "thrush" on tongue.Well,it is enlarged taste buds!!The back of the throat/tongue has like a v shaped line of taste buds and mine are... Read more »

hopeless

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
had ars at 3 weeks .tested at 6months test neg my feet are so sweaty and tingling my hand are doing the same. have
coating on tongue,insomnia eyelid swelling with little red dots on them.blurred vision. urinating alot high risk exposure hepc hiv.... Read more »

lymph nodes

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Have lymph nodes in my jaw and the pain is shooting to my ear and then my head. Afraid to take anything exposed to hiv
and hep c blood. Went ID doctor he said hepc can delay hiv
3 months. I am going to buy home acsess test today.
What scares me the... Read more »

10 months symptoms ... but negative

Posted by David75, 4 Replies
Hello,

Since a suspicious heterosexual contact with a black prostitute in july 2006, I've experienced EVERY symptom on the HIV ARS-list (except fever) ...
These include :

Urticaria ( after 2 weeks)
Memory loss
Rashes all over my body, including palms... Read more »