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Hepatitis C Risk From Touching Urine

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

...Hepatitis? Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver". There are seven known types of hepatitis, but it is usually caused by one of three viruses: Hepatitis A, B or C. The effects of each virus are different. In some cases viral Hepatitis can lead to cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), which can lead to serious life-threatening diseases including cancer of the liver. People can die from Hepatitis. What are the differences among Hepatitis...
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Risk of HIV and Hepatitis C at clinic

I know this is going to annoy you a but its been on my mind and I think maybe an expert as yourself can put it to rest. I would normally ask the CDC so as not to take your time but it seems like they tell you to get tested for everything since...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
..."annoying" on the forum...All people have a right to "peace of mind" as they say.I can tell you think that you are probably not at risk and yes...I agree. I would not recommend testing based on this event.Best regards.... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...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 »

Please Doctor! I am sure Hep C has affected tests.

What exactly is Acute Hep C, because I am pretty confident that is what I had that made me so sick after my snorting incident. This would also account for the weight loss, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, extreme nausea, I felt like I was dying for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Mark,Everything you ever wanted to know about hepatitis C (and probably much more than you ever wanted to know) can be found at The Body's FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C (Jan 15, 2009).I Read more »

Hepatitis c risk

I broke a glass ware and cut my hand and arm at home 3 hours after I came back from Emergency waiting room. Those two cuts are small with light bleeding. I did spend four hours in ER waiting room and there were several patients in the same waiting...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...I would not worry about your risk. There are no proven cases of hepatitis C transmission from an environmental contamination. If HCV was this easy to catch - everyone would be infected. Read more »
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National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...hepatitis C virus? Do not share needles if you inject drugs. See your doctor and get tested if you are at higher risk of getting hepatitis C or if you think you were exposed to the hepatitis C virus. Many people do not know they are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver ; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. What is the difference between Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C? Hepatitis A , ... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...sexual partners. Some people get infected in medical settings, through accidental needle sticks or unsterilized equipment. The risk of infection from blood transfusions and blood products in the US is virtually zero. Hep C spreads more easily... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...treat HIV areprocessed by the liver. A liver badly damaged byHep C cannot process drugs as well. Althoughgenerally safe, the risk of side effects with HIVmedications may be slightly higher. I have HIV. What are mytreatment options for Hep C? ... 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 »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. 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 »