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Living With Someone With Hepatitis C

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living with someone who has hepatitis c

my name is Lisa and i am looking for some advice for my parents who have just found out today that my brother, who is a drug addict, has been diagnosed with hep c. My mother is in such a state over this and my father is panicing as they have used...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Although we do not recommend sharing razors, I do think the risk is extraordinarily low. THey should simply get a blood test to allay their fears. Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of... Read more »
Articles
Hatherleigh Press

Living With Hepatitis C: A Survivor's Guide

... An excerpt from " target="_blank"> Living with Hepatitis C: A Survivor's Guide (Fourth Edition), Hatherleigh Press, 2006, List $15.95 Overview of HIV Co-Infection What Is HIV/AIDS? Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

...for further information. HCV Advocate www.hcvadvocate.org A nonprofit organization founded in 1997 by people living with hepatitis C, it provides a wide range of HCV and HCV/HIV information online. HIV i-Base www.i-base.info HIV i-Base... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

... Hepatitis C Transmission HCV is mainly transmitted when infected blood from one person directly enters another person's bloodstream. HCV Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

... What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

cocaine hiv and hepatitis c

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...LOOKED AND IT HAD BLOOD IN AND AROUND THE STRAW. I HAD A COLD SORE IN MY NOSE. THE GIRL CALLED ME ;ATER AND TOLD ME HE HAS HEPATITIS C AND HIV CALLED CDC AND THEY SAID IT COULD BE POSSIBLE SHOULD I GET TESTED HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF CATCHING HIV... Read more »