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How Does The Hepatitis C Virus Enter Your Body

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV in Prisons and Jails

...prisoners do not receive health care that meets public health standards. Each year, many Americans with chronic diseases are jailed. This includes: about 25% of HIV-infected Americans 33% of those infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV, see Fact Sheet 507 ) 40% of Americans with active tuberculosis (see Fact Sheet 518 ) Among these inmates, up to 50% have mental disorders. As many as 75% have alcohol or other substance...
Ask the Experts

Touch possibly HCV body fluid. Your advice please!

Dear Dr. Dieterich,I touched some blood on a public toilet seat when I cleaned it two months ago. I had a semi-healed cut on my finger and the blood did got on it. You said in one of your replies that "If you treat the acute infection, the cure rate...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Eibel,Go get tested, but you may have something else! It is not likely you can get it from body fluids. Ask your MD for an ultrasound to see if you have gallstones! Good luck! DTD Read more »

Unreadable results (HARM REDUCTION FOR INJECTION DRUG USE, 2010)

A family member had HIV and STD tests done at local clinic. All the results for STDs were negative. The result for HIV test listed unreadable. What does this mean? There can not be a 3 month waiting period as she is sexually active and occasional...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...without using a condom or by sharing drugs, needles, or "works" when "shooting" drugs.Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is found in the blood of persons who have this disease. HCV is spread by contact... Read more »

resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for now is that latex condoms are definitely warranted for all penetrative sexual activity between you and your partner.Dr. BobHepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic August 23, 2010Since... Read more »

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
...published guidelines for health care workers who sustain a significant occupational exposure to a patient coinfected with HIV and hepatitis C viruses. (This is a far cry from snorting coke through a rolled-up Ben Franklin!) The health care worker... Read more »
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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 »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest: Risk Factors and Transmission HCV approaches... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...using a condom or by sharing drugs, needles, or "works" when "shooting" drugs. Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is found in the blood of persons who have this disease. HCV is spread by contact with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease

...1. Reported cases of acute hepatitis C by selected risk factors -- United States, 1983-1996 Figure 2. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by age and race/ethnicity -- United States, 1988-1994 Figure 3. Hepatitis C virus... Read more »
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NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...types of jobs also risk occupational exposure to bloodborne infection. We report the case of a policeman in whom both HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroconversion were clearly documented after he was involved in a bloody fight while making an... Read more »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »

human body

Posted by Anonymous
...can you please send me a picture of the human body. thanks Read more »