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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Syringe-Scare Tests Come Back Positive; HIV, Hepatitis Found in Patients, But Not Linked to Problem Procedure

Health officials say there is no evidence that a small number of former patients who tested positive for hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV contracted the infections from syringes improperly reused by health workers at High Prairie Health Complex. The... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Colorado Testing Campaign Finds Link Between HIV, Hepatitis C

A Western Colorado AIDS Project HIV and hepatitis C testing campaign has found an average 12% positive rate for hepatitis C among HIV-positive people and injection drug users who access the organization's services, Cox News Service/Grand Junction ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis Medication May Be Linked to Drug-Resistant HIV: Health Canada

Health Canada reported Wednesday that the manufacturer of an antiviral used to treat hepatitis B said the drug may be linked to the development of drug-resistant HIV in one patient. Baraclude (entecavir) in June received Canadian approval for use by... Read more »
Ask the Experts

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining to this topic. 2.If someone is infected with several... Read more »

Link between Hepatitis B infection and fatty liver

Hello Dr McGovern,I have a question regarding the relationship between chronic Hep B infection and fatty liver. Do inaction carriers tend to develop fatty liver more easily than people without the infection? Or is fatty liver mostly caused by the...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I think your physician was suggesting that you may have two different types of liver diseases - hepatitis B and fatty liver disease.Hepatitis C can directly cause fatty liver - particularly genotype 3. Hepatitis B is not directly linked to fatty... Read more »

Hepatitis B and HIV relationship

Is there any direct link or relationship between hepatitis B(HBV) and HIV, or are they completely disconnected?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
They are completely unrelated viruses. HBV is a DNA virus; HIV is an RNA virus. They are similar in terms of how high they replicate in the body; they also can become resistant to medications. Both can be transmitted through injection drug use and... Read more »

Follow-up Question about Hep C and HIV Coinfection (DELAYED SEROCONVERSION: HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection 2009)

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you for your prompt response. I will be making a donation at www.concertedeffort.org tomorrow. I have just a couple of questions I meant to ask previously.My risk event occurred as a result of a sexual assault from a man from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello ATC,Would the DNA PCR miss subtypes found in China? No.Would the window be delayed beyond six months due to hepatitis C and HIV? No. You don't have HIV or hepatitis C. (See below.)You are awaiting another CBC, hepatitis C antibody-test... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS site link

Posted by Anonymous
An interesting link with some information you may not have seen before... check it out - http://www.polder.net/aids/index.htm

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Just Diagnosed with HPV...possible link to HIV?

Posted by am2394, 3 Replies
Hi all,
I had a possible HIV exposure in late July...i am a 21 year old female. I had unprotected sex with the friend of a friend. he did not ejaculate inside me. i have no reason to think he is HIV+, but he is the first person i have ever been... Read more »

Early HIV Treatment Failure Linked to Didanosine/T

Posted by TwinsDad, 1 Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) Aug 23 - The combination of the antiretroviral agents didanosine, tenofovir, and efavirenz is associated with a high virological failure rate in treatment-naive patients with HIV, British investigators report.

Dr. Desmond... Read more »

Link to NYT article on HIV/Ageing includes charts

Posted by ScotCharles
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/06/health/06HIV.html?_r=2&em&ex=1199768400&en=4154b9c032ffd428&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin&oref=slogin Read more »