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IVF for - HepC Male (Positive) and Female (Negative)

Hi Doc,My world has turned upside down with the news that I (Male) am tested positive for Hepatitis C but fortunately my wife has been tested negative. We have been trying to have baby for last 4 years but no luck so we thought of going for IVF. But...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
HCV infected males can have sperm washings before in vitro fertilization (IVF) so that you will not be infectious to your wife. If you don't infect your wife, your baby is not at risk.Even with routine intercourse there is a risk of spreading... Read more »

New drug for HepC

I have chronic hep C. My hepatologist now suggest x1 weekly Interferon with a new drug just FDA... Read more »

Hep-C infecting New Liver

Dear Sirs, question/statement, please any info would not hurt. I have been transplanted Dec 06,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Bank Warns of AIDS Increase in Cameroon

The World Bank, which last month approved a $50 million fund for Cameroon's anti-AIDS efforts, announced Thursday that the HIV/AIDS infection rate in the country soared more than 20-fold in the past 10 years. According to the bank's Robert... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Colorado: Hepatitis C Awareness and Testing Campaign Launched

Hep C Connection is a new awareness and testing campaign aimed at alerting Coloradoans about hepatitis C virus, which is especially prevalent among baby boomers. Those born between 1946 and 1964 account for nearly 70 percent of HCV cases, and a new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria Orders Tests on Local Cure for HIV Virus

The legal battle between Nigerian scientist Jeremiah Abalaka and the Health Ministry over the ban on using his HIV vaccine is continuing with a directive from the Nigerian parliament ordering clinical trials of the drug. The tests are set to begin... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HCV Coalition for the Cure Launches White House Petition to End Hepatitis C

On February 19, HCV Coalition Founder Margaret Dudley, along with her husband and many other advocates, announced a drive to obtain 100,000 signatures that they plan to present to the White House. Hepatitis C is the most widespread blood-borne... Read more »
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Trying to deal with being + I also have Hepc

Posted by rackme, 7 Replies
I was just told Im hiv+ and Im also hepc. so I don't know when Im not feeling good which is causing the problems been getting vertigo the last couple of days. I see my shrink next week. I guess Im looking for ansures. Thanks any onfo I can get would... Read more »

New to the bulletin boards? Introduce yourself!

Posted by TheBody, 135 Replies
Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment to say hi and, if you want, tell us a little bit about yourself! Read more »

New, scared, and silly crazy for +man

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hello all, I'm a (-) female, recently met this GREAT (+) guy (28 y/o) . I'm scared, he's just recently been diag with AIDS. Very sick right now, hoping praying he will get better. Don't really know what to do, what to say, I'm just scared that... Read more »

Lost contact.......

Posted by starbright4876, 1 Reply
Hey all:Thanx to you who answered my pm's to you(fran...gman...)I appreciate it sooo much! I went to Dr.bout the "thrush" on tongue.Well,it is enlarged taste buds!!The back of the throat/tongue has like a v shaped line of taste buds and mine are... Read more »