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Is Hepatitis C A Sexually Transmitted Disease

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The Center for AIDS

Soaring Sexually Transmitted HCV Rates in Gay/Bisexual Men

"Tentative" may be the kindest word to describe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) online statements about sexual transmission of HCV. The CDC does recommend testing some gay and bisexual men for HCV infection, but in a statement that... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Newly Diagnosed With Hepatitis C

Newly diagnosed with both HIV and hepatitis C at the same time Are people around me now at risk? Can I pass on hepatits C through sex? Can you catch another type of hepatitis C or HIV? About hepatitis viruses Hepatitis A and... Read more »
Women Alive

HIV and Drug Users: A Different Clinical Picture

Different Clinical Picture The clinical picture of HIV in drug using populations is significantly different from HIV in other populations. For example, there are almost no cases of Kaposi's Sarcoma in male IDU's (Injection Drug Users) who are also... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HEPATITISC

IHAVEHEPATITIESCANDIWOULDLIKETOKNOWIFMYHOUSBENDCOULDGETIT....
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Your husband can be infected with the HCV, by sexual contact (around 10-15% by CDC estimates) ,or less if is a monogamous relationship;also by sharing needles,razors,or any other situation where your blood could enter his body by open wounds or... Read more »

transmitting hepc

at what stage hepatitisc is transmitted...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis C can be transmitted sexually (uncommon) or through injection drug use (common) during chronic or acute stages of infection.... Read more »

transmitting hepc

at what stage hepatitisc is transmittedis hepatitisc positive with negative pcr can marry a woman without fearing of transmitting virus to her...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If there is no virus in the blood, you probably had hepatitis C and resolved it on your own. There is no risk of transmission.The other possibility is that you have a false positive antibody test. A RIBA test can tell for sure if you were exposed in... Read more »

How soon should I test for Hep B?/ Window Period for Hepatitis?

Question #1: How soon should I test for Hep B?Recently the condom broke when I was performing insertive anal intercourse. I will get an HIV antibody test in 6 months, but how soon should I be tested for Hepatitis exposure (either A or B)? This...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your questions. Hepatitis A and B are transmitted in different ways, although both virusescan cause Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver).Hepatitis A is transmitted through the oral-fecal route. It is usuallytransmitted through... Read more »
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I am looking for some volunteers to write a brief paragraph on their take of some of the issues listed on our site. http://www.aids-hepatitisc.org

The topics needing a brief prologue are as follows:

Health Insurance

Hepatitis

HIV/AIDS

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