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How Does HCV Spread

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HCV Cure?

In your response to a message on mutual masturbation and HCV spread, you told the individual and that if he is treated for HCV and cured, he need not worry about passing it on. I have HCV, Rebetron TX ends in December (12 month regime), the viral...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Dear V Slater,The data so far has indicated that if you are PCR negative 6 months after stopping treatment you are about 98% likely to be PCR negative 10 years later. That constitutes in many people's minds a cure. So far no one has been able... Read more »

HCV and oral sex

I am a HIV positive male. I was wondering if someone can spread HCV to me if they are performing... Read more »

HCV infection

Dear Doc, I understand that HCV is spread by blood and sexual intercourse. I also read that HEP B... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Prevention and Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

In high-income countries such as Canada, Australia and the U.S. and in regions such as Western Europe, hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be spread in the following ways: by sharing equipment for substance use (such as needles, straws and rolled-up... Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Hepatitis? What Is Hepatitis C? How Is HCV Spread? Prevention of HCV Testing for HCV Women and Hepatitis C HIV and HCV Co-Infection Taking Care of Yourself What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is an... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

HIV and HCV in U.S. Prisons: Debunking the Myths

Prisoners in the U.S. are much more likely to be livingwith HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) than the generalpublic. Though this may not be surprising, there isa widespread false belief that most inmates living withHIV and HCV were infected while in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: Fired Mayo Employee Indicted After Hepatitis Spread Through Reused Syringes

A federal grand jury has indicted a former employee of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, who could face life in prison for an alleged drug-theft scheme that reportedly caused five patients to contact hepatitis C virus (HCV), one of whom has died. ... Read more »
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Why does HIV continue to spread?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I saw a report on my local TV station that said that HIV continues to spread in American cities. Why aren't young people heeding the message and using condoms? Is unprotected sex worth a life time of being on toxic drugs? Read more »

KNOWING SPREADING HIV AROUND

Posted by Jazzy1973, 5 Replies
wHY DO PEOPLE KEEP GOING AROUND SPREADING THIS TO EACH OTHER KNOWING U HAVE THIS?

wHY CAN'T SOME ONE FIND SOME ONE THAT HAS HIV TOO?

QUESTIONS I ASS BECAUSE I KNOW SOMEONE WHO GOES ON LINE AND MEET PEOPLE AND HAVE SEX WITH THEM& AFTER THEY GET... Read more »

Man who spreads lies about HIV origins

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Here's one crazy man who's spreading lies about HIV, particularly in the black community: http://www.all-natural.com/horo-3.html

I guess it's easier to believe in these theories than the fact that HIV spread from chimps to humans and throughout the... Read more »