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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...others, it is very important toreduce your chance of being re-infected with otherstrains of either virus. The more strains you have, theharder both diseases are to treat. Both HIV and Hep C can pass from person toperson. HIV spreads during unprotected sex andby using contaminated needles and other drugequipment. Hep C spreads mainly by usingcontaminated needles, straws, spoons and otherdrug equipment used to inject or snort drugs.Unprotected...
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Dr. Rob, your input please? (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting information on the internet regarding whether coinfection would delay HIV seroconversion. Several sites and articles are stating that it would, but they all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...because blood is not screened. Unsafe medical procedures, such as using unsterilized equipment to vaccinate people, continue to spread HIV and hepatitis C in many parts of the world. Hepatitis C and Injection Drug Use Worldwide, most HCV... Read more »

Follow-up Question about Hep C and HIV Coinfection (DELAYED SEROCONVERSION: HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection 2009)

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you for your prompt response. I will be making a donation at www.concertedeffort.org tomorrow. I have just a couple of questions I meant to ask previously.My risk event occurred as a result of a sexual assault from a man from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...because blood is not screened. Unsafe medical procedures, such as using unsterilized equipment to vaccinate people, continue to spread HIV and hepatitis C in many parts of the world. Hepatitis C and Injection Drug Use Worldwide, most HCV... Read more »

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
...will never know for sure how they got infected, especially people who have had HCV for many years. Knowing how hepatitis C is spread can help you avoid being infected a second time with a different strain of HCV, and also can help you protect... Read more »

Hepatitis B and oral sex

I am confused by how hepatitis B is spread. I had unprotected oral sex and came into contact with semen. My gums do not bleed, and I had no mouth or lip sores. I tested negative for HIV five months after the exposure. This was a one time incident, I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...1. I do not consider you at risk for hepatitis B from this exposure. This is due to exposure to contaminated blood.2. Your levels of protective antibody are low. Yes I would Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...age. Worldwide, most people with chronic Hepatitis B were infected at birth or during early childhood. How is Hepatitis B spread? Hepatitis B is spread when blood, semen, or other body fluid infected with the Hepatitis B virus enters the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...States? How likely is it that acute hepatitis C will become chronic? Transmission / Exposure How is hepatitis C spread? Can hepatitis C be spread through sexual contact? Can you get hepatitis C by getting a tattoo or piercing? ... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

...Hepatitis C. You can pass Hepatitis A to another person even if there are no symptoms. After recovery of Hepatitis A you can not spread it to others and you will be immune from getting it again. The immune system develops antibodies that can... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for Health Professionals

...Needle sticks or sharp instrument exposures Sharing items such as razors or toothbrushes with an infected person HBV is not spread through food or water, sharing eating utensils, breastfeeding, hugging, kissing, hand holding, coughing, or... Read more »
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HIV semen on vulva?

Posted by yummychocolate, 1 Reply
...I was having some fingering and foreplay and I might have gotten some of his semen on my clitoris or labia minora(inner labia). Is this a risk for getting HIV assuming he has it? If so, high or low? Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick for 10y. I am in a bit of shock here, and need some advice. the sister has... Read more »

Proof

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A user in the other section said she sat on a needle and got HIV, its very possible and it has happened before, my question is has anyone ever heard of this happening ? and do they know anyone tht this has happened to ? or say sat on a needle and... Read more »

Very scary.....Please be careful out there!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...became infected in Thailand, and the other was infected by her African husband. There is no proof that that the A/E strain spreads more efficiently via sex than other types of the HIV virus. But several studies suggest that it may. For... Read more »