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Hepatitis C Infection After An Insulin Needle Stick

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IHAVEHEPATITIESCANDIWOULDLIKETOKNOWIFMYHOUSBENDCOULDGETIT....
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

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Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Your husband can be infected with the HCV, by sexual contact (around 10-15% by CDC estimates) ,or less if is a monogamous relationship;also by sharing needles,razors,or any other situation where your blood could enter his body by open wounds or... Read more »
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Natural History of Hepatitis C

Acute infection (0-6 months) Chronic infection (6+ months) End stage liver disease Factors that accelerate hepatitis C progression Hepatitis C and your liver What does your liver do? How does hepatitis C damage your liver? ... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Poor Blood Sugar Control and Overall Care in People With Diabetes and HIV

One third of people with HIV and diabetes in a NewYork City university medical center had poor controlof blood sugar, and low proportions met guidelines forblood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides. 1 In addition,physicians tested few of... Read more »
Women Alive

HIV and Drug Users: A Different Clinical Picture

Different Clinical Picture The clinical picture of HIV in drug using populations is significantly different from HIV in other populations. For example, there are almost no cases of Kaposi's Sarcoma in male IDU's (Injection Drug Users) who are also... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

Living With HIV -- and Everything Else

Recently, a 55-year-old gay manannounced to his dinner companions,"Well, I hear that havingHIV is now just about takingone pill a day. I can do that, so I'm goingto stop using condoms." As anyone living with HIV knows,managing this disease is about... Read more »