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Precautions For Caregivers And Hep C Patients

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caregiver/ should-shouldn't take a possile hepC baby

I was recently approached by a women looking for daycare. She told me she was HepC positive, and that her baby could be, but the doc., had told her he didn't think the the baby had it. I didn't know what to tell her. I have other children...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
YOU may look for another question about this same situation aswered today.The risks for yourself ,your staff,or the other children are minimal.Hepatitis C is only trasmmited by blood.The only way would be if blood of that baby entered in contact... Read more »

Is hepC now considered an opportunistic infection in those with HIV?

Hi Dr., I just came across this on the web and wondered if it's true (considered an o.i.) and... Read more »

hepc/ hiv

hi, i think i might be co infected with hep c and hiv if so what are my options?second... Read more »
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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

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

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 »
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 »
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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 »

But I bleached the needles........

Posted by starbright4876, 4 Replies
I was a big dummy for a long time.Since I was 18(now 29)I have had many,many unprotected sexual encounters,shared needles,pipes,equipment,ect. All of my hiv tests were NEG.I was scared and happy each and everytime! So,After 18 months of absolute... Read more »

What else can I do?

Posted by Helpless, 3 Replies
Hello Everyone
I need some help/suggestions. A woman I've know for the past 10 years is preparing herself for a battle. She was diagnosed HIV+/ HepC in 1986. We meet and dated for a couple of years, now were just very close friends. We're actually... Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations for treatment. Read more »