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Hep C And Relationships

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Relationship between HepC and HIV?

I was diagnosed with Hep C almost one year ago. I notice when I am looking for information on Hep C, HIV is always in the topics. Does Hep C lead to HIV or what is the relationship?...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
HIV and hepatitis C have similar methods of transmission that is intravenous blood to blood contact. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease and HCV is not. HCV is curable and HIV is not at least so far. They both mutate rapidly and produce lots of... Read more »

hepC & Tongue Ring

I am currently dating someone who has Hep C , And was worried about contacting the virus ? My... Read more »

LESBIANS & HEP C

I AM IN A WONDERFUL RELATIONSHIP WITH MY GIRLFRIEND OF 3 YEARS. SHE HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH HEP.C.... Read more »
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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 »
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 »
Connect With Others

Trying to find that special someone who understands and cares

Posted by forjkp, 3 Replies
I have had Hep-C for three and a half years now. I knew from the moment that my doctors made me aware of this, the chances of me ever meeting my soal mate or finding that special person in my life would be almost impossible. I'm 55, have a good... Read more »

New, scared, and silly crazy for +man

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hello all, I'm a (-) female, recently met this GREAT (+) guy (28 y/o) . I'm scared, he's just recently been diag with AIDS. Very sick right now, hoping praying he will get better. Don't really know what to do, what to say, I'm just scared that... Read more »

How do you tell someone your HIV+?

Posted by magis333, 3 Replies
I recently started going out with someone and we got along really well. I haven't been able to tell them that I'm positive. I don't know how to tell someone I feel so ashamed that I am, that I'm less than human because of it. I feel as though the... Read more »

Please Help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This post is directed to anyone who can help shed some light on how to help the one you love live better. My best friend and partner for 5 years is positive, we have been seperated for 2 years and he contracted the virus within the last 3 months.... Read more »