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How Are Viral Diseases Such As Hepatitis And Hiv Passed

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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that help the body fight off...
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I was cleared of Hep C. Is it still latent in me & can i pass it on?

i was diagnosed with Hep C about 2 yrs. ago. My doc. was even confused as to why that test was done since he hadn't checked it off on the form for blood labs. I am of course also hiv+. Fortunately I had Type 3, unusual, i was told, for...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
However you got HIV is probably how you got HCV. Genotype does not really matter in transmission. It is easier to treat however! HCV unlike HIV or HBV does not integrate into the genome so that when you are cured, you are really cured! You can... Read more »

Undetectable Viral Load Infection and Superinfection (FINDINGS SUGGEST HIV CAN BE TRANSMITTED FROM MSM WITH UNDETECTABLE VIRAL LOAD 2009) (SUPERINFECTION, 2009)

Thanks for your comments and information about the possibility that people with undetectable viral might be able to infect HIV negative people and contribute to HIV superinfection, but is there any research revealing the actual numbers of such...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, we do not have reliable information as to how often this phenomenon occurs. As you can probably imagine it is quite challenging to conclusively prove that a particular strain of HIV was transmitted to an already infected individual. This... Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining to this topic. 2.If someone is infected with several... Read more »

hepatitis c and deep kissing with gum disease please help

i reacently deeply kissed (many times) a guy I just recently found out is Hepatitis C Positive. I didn't know he was an IV drug user and he just told me all of this but anyway kissing was all we did thank God but heres my dilemna. I was on...
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
Both HIV and HCV are trasnmitted by blood. If we are taling about exposure to significant amounts of visible blood, HCV is more transmissible. However, if the guy had no visible blood in his mouth, the risk of him transmitting HCV to you is... Read more »
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Can he pass the virus?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My friend is poz currently on meds,he has undetectable viral load. How possible is it that he can pass the virus if he has unprotected sex?. Please advise. Read more »

Hepatitis Question

Posted by Anonymous
Hi everyone. I recently had a battery of tests done for STDs. I tested negative for everything (including HIV) except Hepatitis B. (I know this is an HIV board, but I can't find any info on HepB on the web)
So to anyone who also has HepB....what is... Read more »

can't get passed this

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
11 month's ago i had a high risk exposure with a girl that i was dating in college. she is hiv poz. regardless i love her very much. basically the condom came off during sex. we always try to use extreme caution. her virals are undetectable. i... Read more »

has anyone here knowingly passed on the virus in a

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
my v/l is undetectable and my health is the best its ever been. my partner and i have had a baby and both she and my partner are negative.has anyone passed on the virus, female to male or otherwise with an undetectable v/l?
i need real people facts... Read more »