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Ways To Prevent Hepatitis C

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AIDS InfoNet

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
Ask the Experts

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 Read more »

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 Read more »

hep c transmission (Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV)

Dear Dr. Bob:How exactly is Hep C transmitted?Best regards,Just Wondering
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,I'll post some information about hepatitis C transmission from the archives below.Dr. BobGuide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIVTesting, Coinfection, Treatment and Read more »

Hepatitis C

My friend has hepatitis C and I wasn't thinking and drank after her. I have read that it can not be spread this way but I would just like to ask a doctor to be sure. Do I need to be concerned? Can I get the Hepatitis C by drinking after...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
We do recommend not sharing toothbrushes or razors with someone with hepatitis viruses since there is a theoretical possibility of transmitting infection (although extremely small). I would not consider your "exposure" a risk at all. Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

... Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

... What is hepatitis C? What is the liver? What causes hepatitis C? Who gets hepatitis C? How could I get hepatitis C? What are the symptoms Read more »
Project Inform

Promising New Drugs for Hepatitis C on the Horizon

...with promising new drug development and increased national advocacy. In terms of drug development, the treatment pipeline for hepatitis C (HCV) is very robust. Two protease inhibitors, telaprevir and bocepravir, are in final Phase 3 studies and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: Spike in Hepatitis C Cases Raises HIV Fears

... The relatively high number of hepatitis C cases in central Vancouver Island could be a sign that an increase in HIV is on the way, said Dr. Lorna Medd, medical health Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post 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 Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... 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 »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »