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Hepatitis C And Safe Sex

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Hepatitis C protective sex

My spouse recently has been diagnosed with Hep. C, (I also have been) and not A or B. We believe the contaminated came from a needle used for routine vaccination during his military career.Should we use precautionary measures, such as condoms during...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If you are both infected with hepatitis C, then there may be no reason to use condoms. However, the only other thing I can think of is whether you have different "genotypes" Read more »

Alcohol

I commenced ART about five weeks ago with Nevran, Laminvudin and one other, Stammi.. taken twice... Read more »

Elevated liver enzymes, sustiva or hepatitis C?

Dear Doctor, after being on sustiva/truvada for almost three months my HIV viral load is... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...strains you have, theharder both diseases are to treat. Both HIV and Hep C can pass from person toperson. HIV spreads during unprotected sex andby using contaminated needles and other drugequipment. Hep C spreads mainly by usingcontaminated... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just once, have been infected with HCV. Some people have gotten HCV from unprotected sex. This is particularly true for HIV-infected men who have sex with men, people with other sexually... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...kidney dialysis (rare); sharing items that may contain blood, such as razors, toothbrushes, and manicuring equipment; and unprotected sex with someone who has HCV. Hepatitis C can also be transmitted from a pregnant woman to her fetus in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Hepatitis C Rates in San Francisco Bay Area; University of California Study Finds Possible Links to Herpes, Cocaine Use

...communities, tattoos and piercings and sex involving a lot of blood. If you don't know your partner's status in all areas, practice safe sex, use a condom." Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, director of STD prevention for the San Francisco Department of... Read more »
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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 »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »