... 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 about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and
I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
...Hi,Recent epidemiological studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C
in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and Read more »
I know that some people infected with acute hepatitis end up clearing the infection on their own, without any treatment. Does being a woman improve, or hurt, my chances of clearing an acute hep C infection?
...There are some data that suggest that women more commonly clear acute Hepatitis C
than men. Another predictor of clearance is the finding of symptoms and jaundice (turning yellow). I follow my patients with Read more »
hi,DR. BABARA,i have seen you said:"However, if - and only if - the healthcare worker becomes ill with ACUTE HEPATITIS C INFECTION - THEN AND ONLY THEN - is additional testing for HIV recommended at 12 months"but i want to know ,what is "becomes ill...
This refers to both a person with symptoms or a person with viremia (HCV in the bloodstream) which will be found through routine testing as a follow-up of risk. Read more »
Tested positive for HCV. The points of the lab sheet said 89.4. Not sure what that meant. My liver and everything else was great. They are sending me to a specialist? Do I have HCV? I don't understand lab result. What do doctors normally test?
...Sometimes the antibody test for hepatitis C
virus comes with a read out indicating a numerical result instead of simply positive or negative. There is usually a threshold Read more »
... Co-infection with hepatitis C
and HIV and the sexual transmission of hepatitis C
will be the topics at a community forum this Monday in San Francisco. Participants Read more »
... 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 Read more »
... Many people living with HIV are also living with hepatitis C
, a virus that attacks and damages the liver. In people who are co-infected, the liver inflammation and damage may progress faster Read more »
...study, a sample of HIV patients completed a questionnaire identifying their demographic characteristics and risk factors for hepatitis C
virus (HCV). A chart review was conducted to confirm the information obtained in the survey. Risk factors... Read more »
...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 »
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »
...recently. The barber nicked me when shaving my neck with the straight razor. I hardly felt it. What is the risk for aids or hepatitis c
? I am freaking out here and worried sick. I haven't had any acute symptoms. Thanks. Read more »
...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 »