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Hepatitis C Virus Life On Environmental Surfaces

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just once,
Ask the Experts

hep c transmission

Hello and thanks for your help. I have heard that it only takes a microscopic amount of hep c infected blood to be transmitted to another person. Could you please tell me how this translates in daily life ? For example, is this only the case through...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...There are data suggesting that HCV can live for a long time on environmental surfaces...However, it has not been shown that this is a way to get infected - this distinction is important. 1.8% of people in the US 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
...for now is that latex condoms are definitely warranted for all penetrative sexual activity between you and your partner.Dr. BobHepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic August 23, 2010Since... Read more »

Treatment suggestion for Hepatitis C virus

My father is suffering from Hepatitis C virus (Genotype 3A). Doctor suggested for treatment of medicine with pegasys and ribavirin for 48 weeks. Is this treatment will be fine or else there is some other good treatment. Thanks
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...These are the only available treatments right now.My only comment is that we usually only treat HCV genotype 3 with six months of treatment. Their decision to treat longer may be due to your father's stage of disease....You will Read more »

hepatitis c virus

what causes hepatitis c virus? was it my partner's drinking? or his past sex history? I have been with him for 1 year, and he just got diagnosed. please help clear some air.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis C was spread in the past through contaminated blood products; today the most common route is injection drug use. Sexual transmission is uncommon. You will want to discuss risk factors further with your partner. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It results from infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. Hepatitis C can... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest: Risk Factors and Transmission HCV approaches... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease

...1. Reported cases of acute hepatitis C by selected risk factors -- United States, 1983-1996 Figure 2. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by age and race/ethnicity -- United States, 1988-1994 Figure 3. Hepatitis C virus... Read more »
Project Inform

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) & HIV

...Several workshops discussed HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in women (HIV/HCV co-infection). In most people, HCV infection becomes chronic (ongoing). Over long periods of time, Read more »
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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...in just a few hours there is no active virus at all. My question is whether the active time of the virus is affected by the surface or not. What if the surface is our own skin? Will this affect its active time? For example, let's say that we... Read more »

Two weeks down and a life time to live

Posted by trulife, 2 Replies
...I have to do. I have always been the type of person to buckle down when things got tough and focus on what I want out of my life. I know the road will not always be easy, but my faith and my determination will have to get me through the rough... Read more »

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 »

Im new and want friends!=)

Posted by chula93, 1 Reply
...hey! i am new here. I have had HIV all my life. i was born with it. Anyway, i thought it would be nice to talk to other people. Dame un mesaje si tu quieres=) Read more »