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What Causes Hepatitis C Virus

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Ask the Experts

hepatitis c virus

...what causes hepatitis c virus? was it my partner's drinking? or his past sex history? I have been with him for 1 year, and he just got diagnosed. please help
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis C was spread in the past through contaminated blood products; today the most common route is injection drug use. Sexual transmission is uncommon. You will want to discuss risk factors further with your partner. Read more »

Treatment suggestion for Hepatitis C virus

My father is suffering from Hepatitis C virus (Genotype 3A). Doctor suggested for treatment of... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Project Inform

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) & HIV

...Several workshops discussed HIV and Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in women (HIV/HCV co-infection). In most people, HCV infection becomes chronic (ongoing). Over long periods of time, Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease

...1. Reported cases of acute hepatitis C by selected risk factors -- United States, 1983-1996 Figure 2. Prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection by age and race/ethnicity -- United States, 1988-1994 Figure 3. Hepatitis C virus... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are infected with the Hepatitis C virus. Only 20-30% are aware of their infection status. HCV is the number one reason in this country for... Read more »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...unrecognized. Hepatitis C is the most common, blood-borne chronic viral illness in the U.S. The number of Americans infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) is 5-times greater than the number living with HIV/AIDS. Yet, to date, your... Read more »

Hepatitus C and pregnancy

Posted by stevetrip, 1 Reply
Can a guy with Hep C pass it on to his wife and have a baby born with Hep C? 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 »