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Transmission of Hep C? (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION VIA SALIVA, 2010)

Dr., I so appreciate your honesty and yet I feel you are a bit naive. Transmission is a lot more common than you are letting on. I am 61 and have had hepc for most of my life. I got it from IV drug use I think. To say almost nonexistent when talking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thanks for your post; however, I take exception to your comment I am naive about hepatitis C transmission. My comments are based on the scientific epidemiological information that is currently available. The current science Read more »

Accidental Spit in Eye (Hep C) (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION)

I have the same question as asked in "blood tainted saliva in eye" asked by another visitor, but my... Read more »

New Medication for Hep C Patients

Are there any new medications coming out for hepitits C Patients Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex Pharma's Hepatitis C Drug Gets Priority Review

... Cambridge, Mass.-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. reports its experimental hepatitis C drug telaprevir has been granted priority review status from regulators in both the United States and Canada. Vertex, which in Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Black Patients Fare Well on Vertex Hepatitis C Drug

... In a Phase III study, Vertex Pharmaceutical Inc.'s experimental hepatitis C drug telaprevir boosted sustained viral response rates among black patients, suggest data presented to the 61st annual meeting Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex Hepatitis C Drug Study Shows Good Results

... On Monday, Vertex Pharmaceuticals reported good results for its hepatitis C drug candidate in all of the subjects tested in a mid-stage clinical trial. Among the 12 subjects taking the firm's drug VX-950 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Vertex: Telaprevir Could Shorten Hep C Treatment

... Some patients taking an experimental hepatitis C drug plus standard therapy achieved rapid, extended viral responses after a shortened course of therapy, Vertex Pharmaceuticals Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me. She also told me i tested "reactive" to Hepatitis C. My range was very low though. Anything over 1.00 is considered reactive but because mine was 1.32 she said... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy
...Does anyone know? If you contract HIV and Hep C at the same time will the Hep C cause a delay in production of Hiv antibodies due to weakened immune system? Read more »

iv drug user hiv hep c syphillis

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you had sex with iv drug user would it take longer to show up hiv positive? Could you go into neurosyphillis within months please help Read more »