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What Do You Think Has Increased The Spread Of Hiv And Hepatitis

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AIDS InfoNet

Drug Use and HIV

...dangerous interactions with ARVs. Fact Sheet 494 has more information on individual drugs and HIV. Drug and alcohol treatment to stop drug use can lower your risk of HIV infection. Injection and Infection HIV infection spreads easily when people share equipment to use drugs. Sharing equipment also spreads hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and other serious diseases. Infected blood can be drawn up into a syringe and then get injected along with...
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consequences of snorting cocaine (HEPATITIS C and SNORTING COCAINE, 2010)

Hi,I snorted cocaine for the first time last weekend, using a shared dollar bill. My nose didn't bleed and I didn't notice any blood on the note. I definitely won't do it again, but I have become really anxious as a consequence of using it. My legs...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...first to have these fears. See below. I have nothing new to add.Dr. BobShared Cocaine Snorting Straw With Someone, and Worried (HEPATITIS C and SNORTING COCAINE, 2008)Oct 27, 2008About two weeks ago I shared a straw to snort cocaine with a friend... Read more »

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
...else).should i be tested for hepatitis c ?Response from Dr. McGovernNo you don't need testing. There is no evidence that hepatitis C is spread that way.Dr. McGovernHepatitis C Nov 3, 2009Is Hepatitis C,a sexual transmitted diseas? Or Can it... Read more »

Dr. Rob, your input please? (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting information on the internet regarding whether coinfection would delay HIV seroconversion. Several sites and articles are stating that it would, but they all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are unwarranted. (See below.) Yell WOO-HOO and as Tony Soprano says, "Fuhgeddaboutit." Dr. Bobcurious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)Dec 31, 2008 Hey Dr. Frascino, First off, thanks for everything... Read more »

Follow-up Question about Hep C and HIV Coinfection (DELAYED SEROCONVERSION: HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection 2009)

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you for your prompt response. I will be making a donation at www.concertedeffort.org tomorrow. I have just a couple of questions I meant to ask previously.My risk event occurred as a result of a sexual assault from a man from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...because blood is not screened. Unsafe medical procedures, such as using unsterilized equipment to vaccinate people, continue to spread HIV and hepatitis C in many parts of the world. Hepatitis C and Injection Drug Use Worldwide, most HCV... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Overview Statistics Transmission / Exposure Symptoms Tests Treatment Prevention / Vaccination Pregnancy and Hepatitis B Overview What is hepatitis? "Hepatitis" means inflammation of the liver. Toxins, certain... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...unsterilized equipment. The risk of infection from blood transfusions and blood products in the US is virtually zero. Hep C spreads more easily than HIV through contact with infected blood. In the US, about 4 times as many people have hep C as... Read more »
The Body

New Nebraska Bill Proposes Increased Penalties for Spitting on Cops if You're Living With HIV or Hepatitis; Media Fails in Its Reporting

... Even though HIV and hepatitis C are not spread through the transference of saliva, that scientifically proven fact didn't stop Nebraska State Senator Mike Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...States? How likely is it that acute hepatitis C will become chronic? Transmission / Exposure How is hepatitis C spread? Can hepatitis C be spread through sexual contact? Can you get hepatitis C by getting a tattoo or piercing? ... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...are reporting a lot of these symptoms, many times when palmar erythema = red palms is associated, people seem to go for "HIV/Hepatitis C co-infection" asking about late seroconversion etc. having read about the "red fingers syndrome" I have been... Read more »

sister of my fiance has aids, need advice

Posted by knut_hamsun, 4 Replies
...My fiance just told me her sister has aids. my fiance tested lately, and she is negative. some of the other family members have not been tested. The sister has been sick Read more »

SHOULD WE DISCLOSE BEING POSITIVE?

Posted by douglass, 4 Replies
...i seem to read alot of post about telling people about ones hiv/ aids status- this seems to be a issue- WAKE UP everyone handles this on a personal level and no one here has the right to say Read more »

Growing?

Posted by Survivor
...A Growing Concern by Susan Hunter Twenty-five years after doctors discovered the disease, the AIDS epidemic continues to spread, unchecked, even where we least expect it in our own backyard My friend Susan Howe, a 60-year-old preachers... Read more »