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How Does HCV Spread

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HCV

Do patients with HCV need to be placed in isolation while in a hospital setting
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...No there is no need to do that since HCV is spread by blood to blood contact. Read more »

HCV and HBV transmission

I'm living in Egypt where HCV widly Spread and I'm Worry about it. I would Like to Know Is It... Read more »

##### Living with someone with hcv ####

I am living with a friend sharing a house . He has just beed diagnosed with HCV. I am frightened... Read more »
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The Well Project

Hepatitis C and HIV/AIDS

...appetite General aching Nausea Diarrhea What Is Hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that in 2007 there were17,000 new HCV... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Hepatitis C Virus: Infection, Prevention and Treatment

... In high-income countries today, hepatitis C virus (HCV) is most commonly spread through sharing equipment for substance use, such as needles and straws. Exposure to unsterilized tattooing Read more »
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Needle Program Needed to Cut Hepatitis C Risk in Jail

... Compared with the general population, persons entering Australia's prison system are far more likely to have hepatitis C virus, and many HCV-infected inmates continue injection drug use (IDU) while incarcerated, researchers report. Without... Read more »
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HIV and HEP-C co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i know this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to pick up both HIV and HEP-C from one unprotected, penis/vaginal sexual encounter ? and if so, can this cause problems with an HIV test at 3 months ? co-infection ? thanks regards... Read more »

HIV and HEP C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...what is the ratio of individuals who has HIV is also infected with the Hepititis C virus? Read more »

this is crazy

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...have know insurance will pay for my lab test why can't I HAVE HCV RNA HIV RNA ? if the goverment really wanted to prevent the spread of hiv they would give your the choose to have the free test or pay for the expensive test . we should have... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...making me absolutely crazy. By the way I know that Hep C is only rarely sexually transmitted but a person is more likely to spread it if HIV+. Read more »