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Low Risks For Hep C

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positive for hepc antibodies

If I tested pos. for Hep.c antibodies,would I have been told that I needed further medical attention if I had a chronic infection? The medical care giver only said I had the antiboby,they never said I should seek further treatment and none was...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Yes - if you are at low risk, you should have a confirmatory RIBA test.If you are at risk, you should have testing of liver function tests and HCV RNA to see if the infection is still in your system.... Read more »

How do you have safer sex with a HepC partner?

My boyfriend and I have hiv.Healso has HepC. What measures should I take to protect myself while... Read more »

Truvada/hepc

Yes, I am HIV and have hep C, first to sastify my mind as I've asked my doctor before,does... Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 10. Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Many people living with HIV are also living with hepatitis C, a virus that attacks and damages the liver. In people who are co-infected, the liver inflammation and damage may progress faster than in people who have hepatitis C alone; and sometimes... 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. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
Connect With Others

hiv and hepc

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
it has been 6 months since exposure started having diarrhea and
all my lymph nodes in my breast and under arm are swollen
soreness in my back. my stomach keeps burning. had ars 3 weeks
after exposure lymphadenopathy but it didnt hurt but my throat
was... Read more »

HIV and HEP-C co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i know this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to pick up both HIV and HEP-C from one unprotected, penis/vaginal sexual encounter ? and if so, can this cause problems with an HIV test at 3 months ? co-infection ?
thanks
regards
peter Read more »

HIV - HCV risk

Posted by demiurg, 1 Reply
Hi to all of you,

I have a question regarding hiv and hcv as I had a possible exposure in September. I am a healthy male in mid 20ies. On 5th of september I had an anal insertive-receptive intercourse with another man of unknown hiv status.

Symptoms:
A... Read more »

to kevin,and anyone who wants to read this.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
thanks for your support kevin,my risk was with a girl from korea,(south)and it was a condom failure.
about one month later i started sweating all the time,no-reason at all.then stomach upsets,rashes,then very painful feet.PN!.PROBLEMS ALL OVER MY... Read more »