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Hepatitis C and HIV

What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people get hepatitis C (hep C) through injection drug use with shared equipment. Up to 90% of people who have ever injected drugs, even just once, have been infected...
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Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but it is gone. yesterday, i went to another doctor and talked about fatigue and hep C. i am very scared is there any treatment for complete removal of Hep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,You can spontaneously recover from hepatitis C just as you can from hepatitis A and B. Approximately 15-30% of folks with hepatitis C spontaneously clear the virus from their bodies without treatment. Blood tests can determine if you've had viral... Read more »

viral load

the last time I visited with my specialists he said my viral load was at 1,000,000 / ml and my geno type is 1, what exactly does this mean? he also told me that since I already am so fatigued and so sick to my stomach that he would not recommend...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A "viral load of 1,000,000/ml" and "genotype 1." I assume you are talking about hepatitis C infection. Are you coinfected with HIV? I'll reprint some information below from the archives that may address your questions. If not, write back with... Read more »

What is the best way to educate yourself about HIV prevention

Dear Dr Frascino,Yesterday before we went trick or treating my 12 year old son revealed to me that he is Gay. I had always had my suspicions but I wasn't expecting him to come out so soon. I thought I would have an easier time with it but the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Proud Dad in Phoenix,Sexual orientation is not a choice, as I'm sure you realize. Certainly most parents would prefer their kids were straight for a variety of reasons -- some of which you mentioned. Yes, there are still a lot of haters out... Read more »

Hep B prevention and Atripla

My doctor had my hep B protection checked two years ago. Result was 9,8. He told me that at a number under 10 my vaccination should be renewed. Last week he had my antbodies checked again. The number was now 7,19. But he advised me that a renewed...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...hepatitis A with immunization if you have never been exposed. Stay well! I am happy to know that you are looking out for all the ways to protect yourself from various infections. Also get checked for HCV antibody to know your status.... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...depression anemia irritability Side effects often become less intense during thecourse of the treatment. And there are many ways tomanage them. For example, you can reduce flu-likesymptoms by taking over-the-counter medication theday of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Take the Next Step in HIV Prevention; Minnesotans Should Lead the Way in Online Strategies

...strategies. Its public health officials and AIDS groups have taken some steps online already, and they're open to finding better ways to accomplish this. So far, it's unclear if online prevention measures can change behavior. But a groundbreaking... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Microbicides

...had to be discarded from the list of potential microbicides. How Do Microbicides Work? Microbicides could work in various ways: They could immobilize the virus. They could create a barrier between the virus and the cells of the vagina... Read more »
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Hep Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...for HIV but now I am worried about hep b cause I Am in Asia and hep b is pretty common here according to the CDC. Since I always use condoms is there reason to test for hep b? Should I be scared of this? What I don't understand is why there... Read more »

Is there any way to sell unused meds?

Posted by readyandwilling, 5 Replies
After having received three months of Fuzeon from the pharmacy, my doctor switched my medication. I know that I can donate the meds to organization. But, I'm financially strapped and could use a few extra bucks. Is there a legal way of doing this? Read more »

Related to HIV in any way?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
It's now 9 weeks after my possible encounter. I plan to get tested in another 4. My question is as follows: For 2 weeks now I have been experiencing random pains that last seconds and strike any part of my body (generally my limbs). As this is... Read more »

looking for ways to meet

Posted by behorsee, 1 Reply
Hi my name is Brenda I live in south Fl. and would like to meet men that are in the same sitution as I am H.I.V. I have never been ashamed of what I have but its really hard to meet men that are interested. and even have a few friends. Read more »