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Hepatitis C Symptoms In Men

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...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 than HIV through contact with infected blood. In the US, about 4 times as many people have hep C as have HIV. You could be infected with HCV and not know it. About 15% to 30% of people clear the hep C virus from their bodies without treatment. The rest develop chronic infection, and the...
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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 use of GHB Read more »

Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but it is gone. yesterday, i went to another doctor and talked about fatigue and hep C. i am very scared is there any treatment for complete removal of Hep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...the US is virtually zero.Hep C spreads more easily than HIV through contact with infected blood. In the US, about 4 times as many people have hep C as have HIV. You could be infected with HCV and not know it. About 15% to 30% of people clear the... Read more »

symptoms of hepatitis C

What are some of the symptoms of hepatitis C? I feel tired all the time and have a small ache on my right side, under the rib cage, it also seems hardened
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Most commonly patients have no symptoms. Those that do often have fatigue. Patients with acute infection uncommonly have other symptoms such as right upper quadrant pain, nausea, loss of appetite and can develop jaundice (turning yellow). If you are... 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???
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...this forum. See below.Good luck.Dr. BobDR.please helpMar 25, 2009 Three weeks back I snorted several lines of cocaine with a woman of unknown status(not something I normally do,too much alcohol at a party).I did not notice any blood nor was I... Read more »
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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Crystal Methamphetamine

... How can I find an agency near me that provides information and services to gay and other men who have sex with men, who use methamphetamine? What is methamphetamine? What are the short-term effects of methamphetamine Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...system to help your body resist infection For HIV-positive people, the liver is particularly important because it processes many of the drugs used to treat HIV. Unfortunately, HIV drugs can cause liver damage, which can prevent the liver from... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

HIV Health Checklist

...an initial reference value. This is usually measured when you first test HIV-positive or when you start antiretroviral treatment. Viral load (See fact sheet 125 ): This measures how quickly HIV is multiplying. Lower results are better. The... Read more »
The Well Project

Side Effects of HIV Drugs

...away. Other side effects may show up later or last longer. There may also be long-term side effects we don't know about yet. Many of the HIV drugs have not been on the market long enough for all the possible long-term effects to have been... Read more »
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HIV/HEP C gay men in socal

Posted by dmc
...regarding HIV/HEP C. Now, here is where the real issue evolves. As you know, the internet has totally changed the way that gay men meet other gay men in "most" cities. I grew up in a time where you actually went to a gay bar to meet other gay... Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

Excessive Mastubation

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Ever since I found out that I'm poz, I've been spending a lot more time mastubating. Is that normal? Or could it be because of the amount of time I've been spending reading posts about sexual issues? Pleasing myself has become an every day thing... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...subsiding. My biggest problem so far is swallowing the pill. I have always had trouble swallowing pills...go figure...a gay man with that problem...lol. I have tried a bunch of different techniques including apple sauce (which really works)... Read more »