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Is HCV Contagious

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

Can a person be "cured" of Hepatitus C, or will they always be contagious?

Can a person who previously had Hepatitus C go into what was termed "remission" and no longer be contagious?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
That is the current thinking by many when the HCV viral load cannot be detected several months after successful treatment.... Read more »

Hepitisis c contagious

My husband got hepititis c from a blood transfusion in 1977 he was just tested and still has it can... Read more »

Is CMV contagious? Am I contagious to unborn children?

The "opportunistic infections" page does not have a "Ask A Question" link.I... Read more »
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HIV/HCV Coinfection Update: From Testing to Treatment

HIV care providers tend to wear many hats: In addition to managing one of the most insidious infectious diseases in the history of humanity, an HIV care provider must also often manage a host of comorbid physical and mental conditions. In recent... Read more »
Journal Watch

EASL Starts Tomorrow -- Get Ready for the HCV Treatment Deluge

Paul E. Sax, M.D. , is director of the HIV Program and Division of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. I can't think of a single upcoming scientific meeting in ID that's likely to be more "game changing" -- sorry for... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

New Zealand Government to Decline Entry to Immigrants With Costly, Contagious Diseases, Including HIV, TB

The New Zealand government on Wednesday announced that it will ban people from migrating to the country if they test positive for diseases or conditions that could be contagious or costly to treat, such as HIV or tuberculosis, the Associated Press ... Read more »
Project Inform

CROI 2012: HIV/HCV Coinfected People See Improved HCV Cure Rates With Victrelis

Results from a small study of 100 co-infected people treated with Victrelis + pegylated interferon + ribavirin showed that 61% had undetectable viral loads at 12 weeks after stopping their hepatitis C treatment. All study participants were given... Read more »
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HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HIV Highly Contagious Before Symptoms Show: Study
Reuters Health
10.18.01

HIV may be highly transmissible before an infected person experiences its first, flu-like symptoms, and before HIV tests can detect the virus, researchers reported last week.... Read more »

ayuda , parece seguro que me contagie

Posted by marche, 5 Replies
no se si alguien me puede ayudar, tuve relaciones con una persona desconocida y tuve el problema de rotura de preservativo porque talvez lo dao la mujer con sus uas al colocarlo, nose , pero , despues de dos semanas se me inflamaron mis parotidas ,... Read more »

Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities:

In preface I want you to understand how fortunate I feel to live
in the United States under the care of excellent physicians and
with access to the medications I need. I have spent many hours
wondering and... Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations for treatment. Read more »