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How To Protect Yourself From Hepatitis C

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Hepatitis C protective sex

My spouse recently has been diagnosed with Hep. C, (I also have been) and not A or B. We believe the contaminated came from a needle used for routine vaccination during his military career.Should we use precautionary measures, such as condoms during...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...If you are both infected with hepatitis C, then there may be no reason to use condoms. However, the only other thing I can think of is whether you have different "genotypes" Read more »

Hepatitis C

Can you catch Hep C from someone that has a open sore - that has possible oozing, if they hug you... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Protective Gene May Boost Hepatitis C Infection

...Patients with a gene variation that protects them from HIV infection may be more prone to developing hepatitis C, German researchers report in the June issue of Gastroenterology (2002;122:1721-1728). Many people with hepatitis C -- a virus Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Liver Fibrosis in HIV/Hepatitis C Coinfection: HIV Protease Inhibitors May Be Protective

...in France suggests that HIV protease inhibitors may help to reduce liver fibrosis and cirrhosis in patients with both HIV and hepatitis C. ( 1 ) This study, conducted in patients with both hepatitis C and HIV, was done to determine if protease... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

... What is hepatitis C? What is the liver? What causes hepatitis C? Who gets hepatitis C? How could I get hepatitis C? What are the symptoms Read more »
HIV i-Base

Natural History of Hepatitis C

... Acute infection (0-6 months) Chronic infection (6+ months) End stage liver disease Factors that accelerate hepatitis C progression Hepatitis C and your liver What does your liver do? How does hepatitis C damage... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...Press Releases HCV in the News HCV Resources & Links Read & Download Choices Order Choices Order Hep C Flyer The Hepatitis C Caring Ambassadors Program presents: Hepatitis C Choices. ... Read more »