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Hepatitis C In Prison

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...prisoners do not receive health care that meets public health standards. Each year, many Americans with chronic diseases are jailed. This includes: about 25% of HIV-infected Americans 33% of those infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV, see Fact Sheet 507 ) 40% of Americans with active tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ) Among these inmates, up to 50% have mental disorders. As many as 75% have alcohol or other substance...
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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 »

hepatitis c

can i catch hepatitis c from musquito????
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Hepatitis C is acquired from blood to blood exposures, such as sharing of needles. Mosquitos do not transmit this virus. Read more »

Hepatitis c

Can you get Hepatitis from sharing a cigerette after a person who has Hepatitis C
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Absolutely not. Read more »

Hepatitis C, what now?

Dear Doctor,I have just found out that I have been carrying the "C" virus and have no idea when I got it except to say it must be for a few years now because of my last contact thru sex. I was away in prison when it was diagnosed and because of the...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Long Islander,You should be evaluated for treatment for the hepatitis C! That involves blood tests, vaccine for hepatitis A, ultrasound of the liver and perhaps biopsy. There are plenty of places that Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Pennsylvania: Prisoner Unlocks Hepatitis C Epidemic

...he did not have HIV. But it took four years before Lassen, who was convicted of assault, was told he had tested positive for hepatitis C. The physician who revealed the diagnosis held out little hope for treatment and no explanation of why prison... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Pennsylvania Plan to Limit Hepatitis C Treatment in Prisons "Puts Everyone at Risk," Opinion Piece Says

...Pennsylvania state officials' plan to reduce the number of state prison inmates who are treated for hepatitis C is a "sad commentary on our budget priorities" and a choice that will "pu[t] everyone at risk," Angus Love, executive director Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Mexico Corrections Department to Offer Hepatitis C Treatment to Prison Inmates

...announced that for the first time it will begin offering treatment to some of the 33% of the state's 6,200 prison inmates who have hepatitis C, the AP/Santa Fe New Mexican reports. Dr. Frank Pullara, a University of New Mexico School of... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV, Hepatitis C Prevalence in Canadian Prisons Presents "Clear" Health Risk, Ontario Medical Association Says

...HIV and hepatitis C infections are "[r]ampant" in Canadian prisons and present a "clear and present health risk" to inmate populations, prison guards 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 »