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Spreading Hepatitis C

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consequences of snorting cocaine (HEPATITIS C and SNORTING COCAINE, 2010)

Hi,I snorted cocaine for the first time last weekend, using a shared dollar bill. My nose didn't bleed and I didn't notice any blood on the note. I definitely won't do it again, but I have become really anxious as a consequence of using it. My legs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...first to have these fears. See below. I have nothing new to add.Dr. BobShared Cocaine Snorting Straw With Someone, and Worried (HEPATITIS C and SNORTING COCAINE, 2008)Oct 27, 2008About two weeks ago I shared a straw to snort cocaine with a friend... Read more »

HIV (HIV and HEPATITIS C from SNORTING COCAINE through a rolled-up dollar bill, 2009)

If someone is HIV positive and you share a note while using cocaine can you become infected??? Read more »

Shared Cocaine Snorting Straw With Someone, and Worried (HEPATITIS C and SNORTING COCAINE, 2008)

About two weeks ago I shared a straw to snort cocaine with a friend twice in one night. Now I am... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Virus Spreading -- High Hepatitis C, Liver Cancer Rate in Borough Population

... A spike in the rate of hepatitis C throughout Queens is behind an "unusually high rate" of liver cancer in the borough, say local health officials. Hepatitis C Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Dirty Needles Spreading Hepatitis C in Jail

... To stem what it decries as the "rampant" tide of hepatitis C infections in Australian prisons, the prisoner advocacy group Justice Action is calling for the creation of needle-exchange programs. Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prisons Should Make Condoms Available to Prevent Spread of HIV, Hepatitis C, Editorial Says

...U.S. prison officials have a "special duty" to curb the spread of HIV and hepatitis C among the more than 11 million people who spend time in the prison system each year, because about one-third of U.S. residents Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Prison Officials Should Revise Rules Outlawing Condoms to Help Prevent Spread of Diseases, Including HIV, Hepatitis C

...make them unavailable in 48 of 50 state prison systems to help prevent the spread of bloodborne diseases, including HIV and hepatitis C, among inmates, columnist Brent Staples writes in a New York Times opinion piece. U.S. prison officials... Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...making me absolutely crazy. By the way I know that Hep C is only rarely sexually transmitted but a person is more likely to spread it if HIV+. Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

organ donor with hiv wperiod

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV transmission through organ transplants since 1986. It's also the first ever known instance in which one organ donor has spread hepatitis C and HIV at the same time, said Dr. Matt Kuehnert of the federal Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »

organ donor had hiv read asap

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...HIV transmission through organ transplants since 1986. It's also the first ever known instance in which one organ donor has spread hepatitis C and HIV at the same time, said Dr. Matt Kuehnert of the federal Centers for Disease Control and... Read more »