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Hepatitis Injection

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Ask the Experts

hepatitis/aids

Can HIV and hepatitis be related in anyway?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...they are related in that they can both be acquired through injection drug use and through sex. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Viral Hepatitis and Injection Drug Users

...initiatives, but efforts to prevent these diseases and reduce their medical, financial, and social costs face challenges. Viral Hepatitis Is an Important Health Issue for the Nation Hepatitis, literally an ?inflammation of the liver,? has a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study: Getting the Message Straight: Effects of a Brief Hepatitis Prevention Intervention Among Injection Drug Users

... Toward the goal of redressing gaps in the knowledge of injection drug users (IDUs) about hepatitis risk and prevention, the researchers developed a brief intervention for delivery at syringe-exchange programs (SEPs) in three Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evidence for the Effectiveness of Sterile Injecting Equipment Provision in Preventing Hepatitis C and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission Among Injecting Drug Users: A Review of Reviews

...evidence on the effectiveness of harm reduction interventions involving the provision of sterile injecting equipment to prevent hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV among injecting drug users. Among the interventions assessed: needle and syringe... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevalence of HIV, Hepatitis C and Syphilis Among Injecting Drug Users in Russia: A Multi-City Study

... The authors of the current study sought to estimate prevalence of HIV, hepatitis C (HCV), and syphilis in injecting drug users (IDUs) in Russia. IDUs were recruited from non-treatment settings in three Russian Read more »
Connect With Others

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

Part two

Posted by Anonymous
...more than the usual 1 to 20 microliters of blood left in the syringe) showed that it took 30 seconds to inactivate HIV. But Hepatitis is even hardier than HIV. Syringes should be bleached for at least two minutes to neutralize both HIV and... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...AIDS, Hepatitis C, BSE: Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? Claus Khnlein, Germany English translation and English edit by Jrgen Faas, Kathy Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Abel S, Cesaire R, Cales-Quist D, Bera O, Sobesky G, Cabie A. Occupational transmission of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C virus after a punch. Clin Infect Dis 2000 Dec;31(6):1494-5 Center for Information and Care on Human... Read more »