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Symptoms Of Hepatitis C Virus

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...Hepatitis B . Hepatitis C is usually spread by direct contact with blood, usually through sharing needles and other injection equipment. Although it doesn't happen as often, some people -- especially HIV+ MSM -- have gotten HCV from unprotected sex. About 75-85% of people infected with HCV develop chronic hepatitis. Hepatitis C can be very mild or show no symptoms, but over 15-50 years can cause serious liver damage in about 20% of people....
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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
...for now is that latex condoms are definitely warranted for all penetrative sexual activity between you and your partner.Dr. BobHepatitis C Virus Infections Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men: An Expanding Epidemic August 23, 2010Since... Read more »

Re:New Guy wants to know if he can do one of those wooooohoooot things?

Dr. Bob, Dr. Bob thank you so much for answering my question! I cannot thank you enough! I'm so sorry but I left out a crucial question, I was so mad when I realized that I left it out. In regards to the Hepatitis C Quantasure Plus test. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...well.What I can tell you is that there are several blood tests that can be performed to ascertain if someone has contracted hepatitis C virus (HCV). Different physicians use different tests or combinations of tests, depending on the situation.... Read more »

Symptoms before results show virus

Thanks for your kindness to others in need.I had possible exposure with high risk .I tested twice for Hep B, once after 5 weeks and once after 8 1/2 weeks hep B surface ag,and hep C ab, results were non reactive,I have pains all around my mid...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Most hepatitis C infections are detected by 3 months although we usually test until six months. Most hepatitis B infections result in detectable surface antigen by 10 weeks, which indicates active infection. This is one of the tests that are used... Read more »

hepatitus C

how long does it take to contract hepatitus C and show symtoms
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...the majority of people within about 3 months after exposure. However, most people have NO symptoms so the best way to rule out HCV infection after a known exposure is to get a simple blood test. Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious, lifelong illness that attacks the liver. It results from infection with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is spread primarily through contact with the blood of an infected person. Hepatitis C can... Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...C? What is the liver? What causes hepatitis C? Who gets hepatitis C? How could I get hepatitis C? What are the symptoms of hepatitis C? What is chronic hepatitis C? How is hepatitis C diagnosed? How is hepatitis C treated?... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest: Risk Factors and Transmission HCV approaches... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

The Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Treatment Pipeline

...and HIV/HCV Prevalence Almost 129 million people -- an estimated 2% of the world's population -- have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) (Global Burden of Hepatitis C Working Group 2004; United States Census Bureau 2005).... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

I need your help; its approach my test!!!

Posted by microclima22, 2 Replies
I apologize for my bad English language. I tell my risk vaginal sex without protection; tests: At 7 days of contact. hiv1/hiv2 total antibody-ag p24 method quimiolumiscencia. negative. * hepatitis B antigen HBsAg metoso quimiolumiscencia... Read more »

NOT A MYTH

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...types of jobs also risk occupational exposure to bloodborne infection. We report the case of a policeman in whom both HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) seroconversion were clearly documented after he was involved in a bloody fight while making an... Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
...antibody against it. This antibody bestowed us the hepatitis epidemic insofar, as test explosions are taking place again and HCV positive patients are now told they carry a virus that after a latency period of ca. 30 years will generate a liver... Read more »