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Emtricitabine (Emtriva)

...also known as FTC. Emtricitabine is also active against hepatitis B. Emtricitabine is a nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of DNA. This has to occur before HIV's genetic code gets inserted into an infected cell's own genetic codes. Who Should Take Emtricitabine? Emtricitabine was approved in 2003 as...
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hepatitis shots and tested negative approximately a month later

Sorry for bothering again. Donation will be coming soon, I promise. My question is this; I tested HIV neg. 1 year 3 months later (no other exposures whatsoever). My good dr recommended at the beginning of me seeing him out of fear that i might...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, hepatitis is a virus.Hepatitis vaccinations don't always take. (I had to be revaccinated before my body developed protective antibodies Read more »

Dr. Bob, can i woohoo, please answer? Will donate. (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2010)

Dr. Bob, I have had one time unprotected sex with a stranger in the past, she told me that she had a boy friend in the past, who goes to prostitutes all the time. After that i got HIV1/2 antibody tested 3 times, upto 7 months past the exposure....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...system, the very system that is designed to help us fight off invading germs. The virus is very clever. It actually inserts its genetic material into human cells and uses these cells as virus factories to make more virus, which then infects more... Read more »

Confused after reading some Hep C and HIV answers and questions!(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION, 2010)

Hi, Doctor, I had written to you previously and made a donation of $50, all I could afford, sorry. I'm a mother of three and now I am really terrified. When reading some of the answers related to Hep C delayed seroconversion with HIV, noticed you...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...ELISA) out to nine months are definitive, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. Your negative hepatitis C antibody and negative HBsAg (hepatitis B surface antigen) indicated you do not have hepatitis B or C.... Read more »

Dr. Rob, your input please? (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting information on the internet regarding whether coinfection would delay HIV seroconversion. Several sites and articles are stating that it would, but they all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...system, the very system that is designed to help us fight off invading germs. The virus is very clever. It actually inserts its genetic material into human cells and uses these cells as virus factories to make more virus, which then infects more... Read more »
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Researchers Find Genetic Explanation for Why Hepatitis C (HCV) Treatment Doesn't Work for Some

... Being infected with chronic hepatitis C (HCV) presents challenges no matter who you are. For instance, HCV has nowhere near the wealth of treatment options that we Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Use HIV Database Technology to Create Hepatitis C Genetic Database

...the Los Alamos National Laboratory have used technology developed for HIV databases to create an Internet-based hepatitis C genetic database, the AP/USA Today reports. Researchers at the lab began working on the HIV databases 20 years ago... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Genetic Test to Give Clues on Treatment of Hepatitis C

...Today, Rockville, Md.-based Celera Genomics plans to announce it has developed a new genetic test that will help predict which hepatitis C-infected patients will suffer liver scarring and thus are most in need of treatment. While experts differ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B: Sex Hormone Explains Higher Liver Cancer Risk in Men

...and trigger a cascade of damage to liver tissue," they explained. Working with mice with the hepatitis B virus, the team genetically modified some to lack androgen receptors in the liver. By 22 weeks, more than 90 percent of mice with androgen... Read more »
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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...soles have become soft as well. I am also having a consistently dry throat. I am now past the 6 months window. I have done Hepatitis A,B and C tests all negative. Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, and Chylamadia All negative. Tuberculosis negative. I... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...didnt find a virus. Being in deep despair they then searched for the tiniest traces of a virus, and amplified a little piece of genetic information, that didnt seem to belong to the genetic code of the tissue, via PCR. They assumed that this... Read more »

HIV In Prisons-MYTHS-Tattooing

Posted by Bear60, 2 Replies
...their only risky behavior. More interviews and some genetic testing will say for sure. In the past, however, only the hardier hepatitis B and C viruses were known to be transmitted through tattooing with shared needles and dirty equipment. What... Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...infected with the same strain of HIV, based on data from a laboratory that compared their database of HIV infections to the genetic sequence of the New York City case. However, San Diego health officials subsequently disclosed that this... Read more »