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Hepatitis C Infectious Disease

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consequences of snorting cocaine (HEPATITIS C and SNORTING COCAINE, 2010)

Hi,I snorted cocaine for the first time last weekend, using a shared dollar bill. My nose didn't bleed and I didn't notice any blood on the note. I definitely won't do it again, but I have become really anxious as a consequence of using it. My legs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...in the nasal passage, and in straws which are inserted in the nose, report researchers in the October 1st edition of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Their findings support the hypothesis that hepatitis C can be transmitted by sharing straws or... Read more »

Transmission of Hep C? (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION VIA SALIVA, 2010)

Dr., I so appreciate your honesty and yet I feel you are a bit naive. Transmission is a lot more... Read more »

HIV (HIV and HEPATITIS C from SNORTING COCAINE through a rolled-up dollar bill, 2009)

If someone is HIV positive and you share a note while using cocaine can you become infected??? Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...hepatitis C to be spread through licensed, commercial tattooing facilities. However, transmission of hepatitis C (and other infectious diseases) is possible when poor infection-control practices are used during tattooing or piercing. Body art is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

"Swift Action Driven by Courage Needed" to Remove Ban on Federal Funding for Needle-Exchange Programs, Letter to Editor Says

...dealt a serious blow to those who support syringe exchange programs to prevent the transmission of HIV, hepatitis C and other infectious diseases," Paola Barahona, senior global health policy analyst for Physicians for Human Rights and founding... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Hepatitis C: A Meeting Ground for the Generalist and the Specialist

...testing, and to treat or refer patients who have the disease. Based on recent advances, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), as part of its ongoing series, "Emerging and Re-Emerging Issues in Infectious Diseases,"... Read more »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

Hepatitis C Virus and Coinfection with HIV

...the major clinical issues in the treatment of HCV and HCV/HIV co-infection. Epidemiology of HCV Infection Hepatitis C is an infectious disease that causes inflammation and damage to liver tissue. The primary route of transmission of HCV is... Read more »
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Hepatitis C, HIV and Seroconvertin

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...on here and all about how you take longer to become posivite - or atl east those nurses did - and they were coinfected with hepatitis C and HIV. so what's that mean? does that mean that the window period doesn't work if we're talking about... Read more »

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 »