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Hepatitis C

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. Hepatitis C is transmitted primarily by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get HCV through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just once, have been infected with HCV. Some people...
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non-HSV1, non-HSV2 herpes coinfections, valtrex, and hiv viral load

I am hiv positive and I do NOT have HSV-1 or HSV-2 as confirmed by negative serology tests and lack of symptoms in clinical presentation. I was prescribed a 10-day course of Valtrex for treatment of what my physician thought to be an atypical...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
I don't have any experience with Valtrex suppression of non-HSV infections in HIV-infected patients. For HSV suppression, most of our patients are on acyclovir or Valtrex and both of these medications work quite well. Your situation is somewhat... Read more »

Non-Latex Condoms vs STD protection

I'm pretty convinced that I have a condom (latex) allergy. It started slowly, becoming worse with each exposure. The last time genital area swelled almost instantly, turned very red and it was very painful to even sit down. I am aware of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,For those with latex allergy, polyurethane condoms are unquestionably the best option. There have been at least six epidemiologic studies since the FDA approved polyurethane condoms in 1995 that address the question of their safety compared to... Read more »

Is Hepatitis C considered an STD?

The title explains my question. I have Hep c.Another thing that I have a great difficulty with is telling my new partner about it. I lasted 2 years with my last partner and did not do it with anyone else. I hope that considered non multiple...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I can hear through your words that this is a very difficult issue for you.HCV is considered a sexually transmitted disease since it can be transmitted through sex. However, it is not as easily transmitted through sex as HBV or HIV. But it can occur,... Read more »

STD and Viral load question!!!!!!!!!

Hi Mark or Susan.I live in Amsterdam.There is large increase of stds in Amsterdam, and it is clear it also increase risk for hiv-infection.It is a fact hiv can be transmitted by blood, semen, precum, vaginalfluid, breastmilk.BUT: WHAT I CAN NOT FIND...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
There is no data that I am aware of that quantitates differences for the question you are asking.... Read more »
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Am I at risk of hiv or std *DELETED*

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Other STD's - ?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I was wondering about the other viral STDs, namely HPV and Herpes. Are there tests for these and are they conclusive? I have not had any signs or symptoms and I think I was tested early after possible exposure for these. However, I do... Read more »

STD or HIV?

Posted by bura, 2 Replies
Guys,

Symptoms:

night sweats, non-tender swelling under armpits (both) and at the back of neck. palm always feel like numb and feel that my palm ligaments are hardening. my biceps are aching. I notice that when i am in a cold area/room, my palms start... Read more »

STD LANDMINE!!!!

Posted by MIT, 2 Replies
Ok. first time I have sex after a 12 yr relationship that was monogamous and safe I contract HIV. Wrapping my brain around that idea has been tough but I've become fairly even with it. Now I've come to find out I have herpes, HPV, and warts. What... Read more »