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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 us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...blood-to-blood transmission that occurs due to trauma during the sexual activity. I'm not aware of any data that indicates lower hepatitis C viral load decreases transmission risk, but it very well may be true. Your HIV specialist can easily... Read more »

hepp C no hiv

hi docmy rapid test for heppc +ve and for hiv -ve on screening test..ihad no syptoms excpt mild... Read more »

HIV transmission through eye splash

I was performing an accu check on an HIV positive patient when a drop of his blood splashed and... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

OraSure, Schering-Plough Working on Rapid Test for Hepatitis C

...test, OraSure Technologies, joined Schering-Plough Corp. to announce a partnership to develop and market a rapid-result oral hepatitis C virus (HCV) test. Pennsylvania-based OraSure has previously announced it expects to begin clinical trials of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about Read more »
The Body

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

...headaches, muscle and body aches, and nausea. Have a water bottle with you at all times. If you have issues with depression prior to hep C treatment, don't wait till you start treatment to start the antidepressants. They can take up to three... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Cal State-Long Beach Gets Grant to Study Faster HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis C Tests

...recently awarded California State University-Long Beach a four-year, $1.7 million grant to study experimental rapid tests for HIV, hepatitis C, and syphilis. The project will assess the accuracy and acceptability of the tests among groups at high... Read more »
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Posted by nuthugger24, 3 Replies
...could have been a small amount of blood present on his penis from rubbing it on my jeans and belt which also worries me about Hep C. If infact any blood made it in my eye. While he was still on top of me rubbing on me and kissing me I had past... Read more »

Trust my negative results?

Posted by Franek, 3 Replies
...results. I have had the following 4th gen. Ab/Ag tests: 27, 59, 63, 92, 101 days after the exposure. The 64 day test was a Rapid INSTI and DUO at 10:30 AM all others VIDAS EIA (ELFA) at 09:00 AM. I don't know if time of day of test has a... Read more »

When should I test?

Posted by Shauna99, 7 Replies
...but there was one or two times when it just happened. We last had sex about 2 months ago. I need to know when I should be tested. There seems to be conflicting information on the internet about 3 months or 6 months. Is it better to wait for... Read more »

testing info

Posted by Anonymous
...5% of people take longer than two months to produce antibodies. There is one documented case of a person exposed to HIV and hepatitis C at the same time. Antibodies to HIV were not detected until one year after exposure. Testing at 3 and 6 months... Read more »