Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

How Long After You Have Hep C Can You Give Blood

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Discovery of HepC

When did Michael Houghton discover Hepatitis C? How long has the medical industry known of Hepatitis C? ...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
He found it in the late 1980's, but the test was not standardized for blood banking effectively until June 1992. There was some testing for it in 1991, but it was not perfect. He is working hard on a vaccine for HCV now. DTD... Read more »

hep.c remaining non active

my nurse practioner tells me that since Iam hep.c pos.But have had three viral load tests within a... Read more »

hiv and hepc

I was snorting cocaine with a friendI have a deviated septum so I can only use one nostril and at... Read more »
Articles
National Association of People With AIDS

Hep-C Treatment Without Interferon Comes Closer

Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged. MedPage Today... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Hepatitis C Awareness and Testing Campaign Launched

Hep C Connection is a new awareness and testing campaign aimed at alerting Coloradoans about hepatitis C virus, which is especially prevalent among baby boomers. Those born between 1946 and 1964 account for nearly 70 percent of HCV cases, and a new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HCV Coalition for the Cure Launches White House Petition to End Hepatitis C

On February 19, HCV Coalition Founder Margaret Dudley, along with her husband and many other advocates, announced a drive to obtain 100,000 signatures that they plan to present to the White House. Hepatitis C is the most widespread blood-borne... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... Read more »
Connect With Others

I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
I found out that i had this co-infection(hiv,hep-c) in 2002.My doctor says that it is very hard to treat,however with sticking to my meds;this includes hiv meds, and interferon,i now have the hep-c under control after 30 weeks of a 48 week... Read more »

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
peter Read more »

Trying to deal with being + I also have Hepc

Posted by rackme, 7 Replies
I was just told Im hiv+ and Im also hepc. so I don't know when Im not feeling good which is causing the problems been getting vertigo the last couple of days. I see my shrink next week. I guess Im looking for ansures. Thanks any onfo I can get would... Read more »

Hep-c

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Does Hep-c have a window period like HIV does?

Read more »