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Hepatitis C Virus Life Out Of Body

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...prisoners do not receive health care that meets public health standards. Each year, many Americans with chronic diseases are jailed. This includes: about 25% of HIV-infected Americans 33% of those infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV, see Fact Sheet 507 ) 40% of Americans with active tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ) Among these inmates, up to 50% have mental disorders. As many as 75% have alcohol or other substance...
Ask the Experts

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...means inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis C is a virus that lives mostly in the blood and in liver cells. Infection with the hepatitis C virus can cause liver inflammation and scarring. Mild scarring is known as fibrosis and more serious... Read more »

Cured or not?

Dr Bob.Although I had bad some bad experiences before, I consider myself not at risk for the time being. Due to this site, I got informed about the virus, ways of transmission and the prevention measures. Great work. Sense of humour. Sympathy. God...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...effectively shut down the viral replication copy machine -- but they can't remove the viral infection.Some viral infections, like hepatitis C virus (HCV), can be cured if replication can be stopped long enough. Among viruses, HIV is unusual... 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 »

Hep C After Liver Transplant

My husband received his life saving liver/kidney transplant. My husband has Hepititis C, which was never treated before transplant. I have been hearing about genotype. What is the genotypes of Hepititis C, and why do they make a differanced. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...patient can pose some additional challenges.There are many web-based references on HCV. I'd recommend surfing our site, TheBody.com to start, but then, I'm biased.With best wishes for you and your husband, BY Read more »
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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 »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Caring for Your Liver Taking Care of Yourself Liver Basics Your liver is one of the most important organs in your body. It is also the largest -- about the size of a football. It is protected from injury behind the lower right section... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...vaccines such as those for measles, mumps and rubella, varicella zoster (chicken pox) and yellow fever. For women who have hepatitis C virus (HCV) alone, there is a small chance of passing on HCV to the baby. Having both HIV and hepatitis C can... Read more »
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HIV will die within 20 mins out of body, right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I heard that HIV in blood or semen cannot survive for more than 20 minutes if it exposes to air and remains on a surface, e.g. table, in a cup. However, does the amount of the liquid influence the activeness of HIV? i.e. Will it take more time... Read more »

Is there life after been tested positive?

Posted by Grecp, 6 Replies
...Good morning, I just can't stop thinking who would be life after been infected. I am so scared and afraid to die. Please be honest and provide me some experience from your life after been Read more »

can anyone tell me

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
why does carolyn salisbury say you need to test up until 12 months and you guys say 3 months? She is on ask the expert board. please I need details to why Read more »

Late presenter......

Posted by Anonymous, 15 Replies
...Scotland in the UK, and there is nothing in the way of HIV support networks for many miles, hence the reason I came to post on The Body. I would be very grateful if anyone would like to post a reply to my message, and would like to thank any of... Read more »