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Is It Safe For An Infant To Exposed To Person Infected With Hepatitis C?

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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
...seroconversion! However, Dr. McGovern of the body says that HEP C will delay the HIV window period and that someone who was exposed to both should wait until 6 months to 1 year!!!! Before getting a result! What's up with that???? Now I know my... Read more »

hepatitis c occupational exposure

I am a HCW and was talking to a HCV positive patient and he spit in my eye. My initial hepc... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

..."chronic." Acute Hepatitis B virus infection is a short-term illness that occurs within the first 6 months after someone is exposed to the Hepatitis B virus. Acute infection can -- but does not always -- lead to chronic infection. Chronic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...also the name of a family of viral infections that affect the liver ; the most common types are Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C. What is the difference between Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Hepatitis C? Hepatitis A , ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prevention and Control of Infections With Hepatitis Viruses in Correctional Settings

...For persons with special conditions (e.g., immunodeficiency, HIV infection, or chronic hemodialysis), or who are likely to be exposed to HBV (e.g., sex partner of HBsAg-positive person or health-care worker), postvaccination testing for anti-HBs... Read more »
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Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...3 months but I'm worried sick. I think b/c I was insertive and it was so short my risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before... Read more »

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
...assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do housework... Read more »

Exposed

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...I believe I was exposed to the Virus on Feb 7th. Had all the flu like symptoms, and still have not recovered. Still have the body pains, weight loss and Read more »

Fearmonger Fraud Exposed

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...following: "I'm the original poster. Well in fact it's the first time I post. There goes a little example: I personally met two persons with positive results two months after their las risk. I met them at the local HIV center. But I've also met... Read more »