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Hepatitis C And Body Piercings

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct
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Dr. Rob, your input please? (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting information on the internet regarding whether coinfection would delay HIV seroconversion. Several sites and articles are stating that it would, but they all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are unwarranted. (See below.) Yell WOO-HOO and as Tony Soprano says, "Fuhgeddaboutit." Dr. Bobcurious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)Dec 31, 2008 Hey Dr. Frascino, First off, thanks for everything... 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 and... Read more »

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 Read more »

how is hepatitis contracted

How are the three strains of hepatitis contracted of people?
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...the past transfusions and reused needles in foreign countries often were at fault. Other risks for hepatitis C are tattoos, body piercing and intranasal cocaine. The risk of sexual transmission of hepatitis C is low except if people have sexually... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...made before 1987 Hemodialysis patients or persons who spent many years on dialysis for kidney failure People who received body piercing or tattoos done with non-sterile instruments People with known exposures to the hepatitis C virus, such... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...sex do not borrow another person's toothbrush, razor, or anything else that could have blood on it make sure any tattoos or body piercings you get are done with sterile tools do not donate blood or blood products if you have hepatitis C ... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

What Do I Need To Know About Hepatitis C?

...Getting pricked with a needle that has infected blood on it (hospital workers can get hepatitis C this way). Getting a tattoo or body piercing with dirty tools that were used on someone else. Having sex with an infected person. However, this... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Screening for Hepatitis C in Sexual Health Clinic Attendees

...of injecting drug use. In those patients with HCV who denied injecting drugs, the most common risk factors were tattoos and body piercings. All but one HCV-positive patient was correctly identified by risk factor assessment. The authors... Read more »
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Tattoo and body piercing

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Hello my friends. I have a question. Can you get hiv from body piercing or tattoo? I had unprotected sex with someone who had tattoos on his hands. What is the % of infected people who got the disease Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »