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Is HCV Dangerous

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Is HCV borderline dangerous

I was tested for HCV for the first time and the result was Borderline 1.8. 1-8 was mentioned as borderline. Please guide if this value means that virus is not reactive? If not, is it's presence dangerous? What are the conditions in which it...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you got a result that is indeterminate I would discuss further testing with your doctor.If you are at risk, I would proceed with a HCV RNA.If you are not at risk, I would proceed with a RIBA.... Read more »

danger of taking hcv treatment.

I have hep c and hiv. cirhosis. type 1a. i was tould by my doctor a gastrointarodlagist,that my... Read more »

Partner HCV+ I am now pregnant w/HCV antibodies

My husband is Hep C positive and we have been together for 6 years. I have repetedly tested HCV... Read more »
American Society for Microbiology

Danger Signal Limits Hepatitis C Infection

Despite the fact that hepatitis C virus (HCV) persists chronically in about 80 percent of those infected, some liver cells remain free of the virus even after many years. Now Sung Key Jang of Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea,... Read more »

Hepatitis C: New Dangers, New Hopes

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is perhaps one of the most overlooked viral infections worldwide, despite being very common and preventable. Recently, it has become apparent that the risk of transmitting HCV during sex had been underestimated because... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Health Danger of Parties Past

Some two-thirds of hepatitis C diagnoses are in middle-aged people, who may have become infected decades ago during their risk-taking younger days. Many are still unaware they have the virus, which can be asymptomatic for decades while damaging the... Read more »

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 »
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Posted by Survivor, 3 Replies
Sally, wana play?

Table for one please.. As far out of sight the better.... Read more »

a dangerous touch

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
To be short, a sex worker touch me on my neck. My neck was shaved half an hour ago when I had my hair cut.

If the sex worker had just finished her job for a client and her hand was contaminated with the man's semen, and the sex worker dose not clean... Read more »

HeteroSex is DANGEROUS!

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
For all those who continually say heterosex is not as dangerous for a man.. Here is a posting from JAMA HIV/AIDS

The rate of male-to-female transmission was not significantly different from the rate of female-to-male transmission (12.0 per 100... Read more »

Spit dangerous?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I feel this is a stupid question, but a healthcare worker at a local hiv clinic scared me. I have a friend who is hiv+ and recently he spit in my face (accidentily) and it got into my eyes. He's not on any meds. The healthcare worker said that I... Read more »