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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...controversial because some people think they promote drug use. However, research on needle exchange shows that this is not true. Rates of HIV infection go down where there are needle exchange programs, and more drug users sign up for treatment programs. The North American Syringe Exchange Network has a Web page listing several needle exchange programs at www.nasen.org/ . Drug Use and Unsafe Sex For a lot of people, drugs and sex go...
Ask the Experts

alternative treatments for Hepatitis C

Are there alternative treatments for Hep C ie alpha lipoic acid, etc when the body is not strong enough to withstand the traditional treatment?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are no proven alternative treatments for hepatitis C unfortunately. I am hoping that patients like you will have access to new therapies in a few years. Read more »

TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C AFTER TREATMENT

I HAVE A FRIEND WHO WAS TREATED FOR HEPATIS C 4 YEARS AGO AND ALL RECENT BLOODWORK SHOW NO SIGNS OF THE DISEASE.IS HE STILL A CARRIER AND CAN HE STILL TRANSMITT THE DIESEAS SEXUALLY?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Treatment can cure hepatitis C. It is great news that he has such a wonderful result from treatment.I would still have safe sex if this friend is your sexual partner to prevent transmission of any other infectious disease that you may not be aware... Read more »

Mental Side effects of Hepatitis C treatment

Please could you give me information relating to the mental deterioration I have been warned to expect during the 6-month treatment of Hep. C genotype 2, due to start this November.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Interferon can cause headaches, irritability, depression, and decreased concentration among other symptoms. You will want to be able to easily contact your physician should you begin to have any significant symptoms - particularly those related to... Read more »

Hepatitis C Treatment Side Effects Heat Ears

Currently on Ribiviran and Interferon for HepC. Have hot spot on my leg. Is this a side effect, what is it from? Problems hearing clearly, a side effect? Solutions?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
A hot spot on your leg could be related to an injection site reaction. If you did not inject here before, I would contact your doctor to be seen for a possible "cellulitis" - a skin infection. Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Recent Releases: Newsletter on HIV/AIDS Treatment, Clinical Trials; Hepatitis C Treatment Program; Articles on AIDS Law, Vaccine Research

AIDSinfo E-News : The new, weekly e-mail newsletter from AIDSinfo, a service of HHS , offers updates on HIV/AIDS research, clinical trials, prevention and treatment (AIDSinfo, 2/18). Commitment to Community Program, National Alliance of... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Access to Hepatitis C Treatment Through State AIDS Drug Assistance Programs (ADAPs)

...Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) released the 2007 National ADAP Monitoring Project Annual Report on April 10th, 2007. Access to hepatitis C treatment is crucial for HIV/HCV coinfected people. Although hepatitis C can be treated,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Two Maine Inmates Plan To Sue State To Receive Hepatitis C Treatment in Current Facility

...infected with hepatitis C, whereas 10 inmates have HIV/AIDS. Lord said that the Department of Corrections is planning to begin a hepatitis C treatment program this fall; however, not all inmates will be eligible for care. Lord said that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Screening and Management Practices: A Survey of Drug Treatment and Syringe Exchange Programs in New York City

...counseling practices were carried out, as recommended in recent federal guidelines. In March 1999, 141 agency directors (all 132 drug treatment programs listed in the state drug services directory, nine syringe exchange programs and eight... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

Director of Treatment & Prevention Advocacy

Posted by Robert1
...Leads Project Inform sponsored think tank style meetings to advance research and advocacy in the areas of HIV/AIDS treatment, hepatitis C treatment and biomedical HIV prevention Represents Project Inform to the press, community groups and other... Read more »

Technical Advisor/Program Officer --Brighton, UK

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Vacancies: 6 - 10 February 2006 1) Technical Advisor: Children, The International HIV/AIDS Alliance 2) Program Officers (2), International HIV/AIDS Alliance *********************** 1) Position: Technical Advisor: Children (Ref. TS/221) ... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to 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 »