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Streptococcal Infections And Hepatitis

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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 living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that help the body fight off...
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resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum: Discordant couple - Risk of HCV transmission (Hepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic, 2010 )

I have been HIV+ about 5 years now and take Atripla as treatment. My CD4 is 650, viral load below detection. Very recently I have also been found HCV positive. My boyfriend is HIV and HCV negative. We are very much into fisting. He is top only and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Recent epidemiological studies have found increasing rates of hepatitis C in MSM (men who have sex with men). See below. Associated risk factors include HIV infection, intravenous drug use, fisting and use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate).... Read more »

clearing hepatitis C infection

I know that some people infected with acute hepatitis end up clearing the infection on their own, without any treatment. Does being a woman improve, or hurt, my chances of clearing an acute hep C infection?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are some data that suggest that women more commonly clear acute Hepatitis C than men. Another predictor of clearance is the finding of symptoms and jaundice (turning yellow). I follow my patients with serial HCV RNA tests to see what the... Read more »

Chronic Hepatitis B Infection

My HBV test was positive and further investigation indicated that I have chronic HBV infection. Liver function test was okay. However the viral load has short up from 46,000 in 2007 to 64,000 in 2009. My doctor is contemplating a biospy and...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your viral load is still on the lower end of the scale for most chronic patients so I think you would respond well to treatment if therapy is started. Your liver biopsy will have to indicate a certain amount of scarring before your doctor will... Read more »

Acute Hepatitis B infection cleared - risk of reactivation?

I had a severe bout with Hep B 7 years ago, I cleared the infection, I am Surface Antigen negative and Surface antibody positive, HBV DNA test undetecatble. I have been getting some conflicting information, OR perhaps I just don't understand...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is true that hepatitis B infection can "reactivate" after being dormant when a person is exposed to something that will suppress their immune system (like chemotherapy). There are a few case reports of this happening even in patients... Read more »
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Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Were your tests for STDs, AIDS, TB and hepatitis?...


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hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Searching for some info here I became aware about the possibility of being infected with other things apart from HIV. I have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites.

What are the possibilities of being infected with... Read more »

HIV and hepatitis

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
if you had sex with a person who has hepatitis and HIV at the same time, can you contract both HIV and hepatitis or if you get hepatitis from a person who has HIV also, can you get HIV or vice versa? Read more »