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Hepatitis C And Skin Scares

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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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Scared of what's to come........HELP!

Thank you for your time sir. I have run out of hope due to my symptoms and I feel as though I am infected. I dont know what to do and feel so alone. I am afraid for my children and my life. I apologize for the length of this post but I have to give...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...think there is every hope for you! I don't think your body is freaking out nearly as much as your mind! ("I have never been more scared of anything in my life.") You are basically "worried sick!" (Your anxiety is making you ill and that's why you... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Can you catch Hep C from someone that has a open sore - that has possible oozing, if they hug you and it touches your skin?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...HCV transmission requires blood to blood contact. Your skin is a protective organ. 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 »

Worried daughter and hepatitis fears

HiJust over 30 years ago my Mother had a form of Hepatitis when she was about 18 years old although she is not sure of the type she had. She had symptoms such as Jaundice which affected her eyes pale stools and also itchy skin on the bottom of her...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Jaundice secondary to viral hepatitis can be part of a significant illness related to the offending agents. However, it turns out that jaundice is a predictor of viral Read more »
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The Body

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. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Spike in Hepatitis C Cases Raises HIV Fears

... The relatively high number of hepatitis C cases in central Vancouver Island could be a sign that an increase in HIV is on the way, said Dr. Lorna Medd, medical health Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Bail Denied for Surgery Technician in Hepatitis C Scare

...judge denied bail for a surgical technician accused of a drug-theft scheme that potentially exposed nearly 6,000 patients to her hepatitis C infection. The technician is alleged to have stolen syringes filled with the powerful narcotic Fentanyl,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions 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 hopefulindy, 1 Reply
..."am i infected" forum explaining my whole situation to the best of my current knowledge, which includes nothing about Hep c or fear of and Dr Bob says my results are conclusive. Awesome Right? My own doc is telling me not so fast. He says that I... 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 »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »