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What Effects Does Methadone Have On Hepatitis

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Drug Use and HIV

...at least 4 weeks . If you have to re-use equipment, you can reduce the risk of infection by cleaning it between users. If possible, re-use your own syringe. It still should be cleaned because bacteria can grow in it. The most effective way to clean a syringe is to use water first, then bleach and a final water rinse. Try to get all blood out of the syringe by shaking vigorously for 30 seconds. Use cold water because hot water can make the...
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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
...people.How Serious Is HCV?Unlike HIV, hepatitis C can be cured. There are two ways this can happen: Your immune system responds effectively to the virus during the first few months of infection and eliminates it from your body; orA combination of... Read more »

hepatitis C and methadone treatment

Hello,My sister found out she had Hepatitis C about two years ago. She is in methadone treatment and not really considering treatment for the hep c right now. I think she should be actively pursuing treatment...the sooner the better (?). And I...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...Methadone maintenance is not an absolute reason not to start therapy for HCV. Recent preliminary studies suggest that patients in a stable Read more »

Second Hand Smoke & Resistance

Hi Doctor:Is it possible to develop drug resistance if exposed to second hand smoke from cigarettes and marijuana? When I go out to clubs on the weekends sometimes, my clothes are smelling of smoke when I get back home. And can you tell me what...
Renslow Sherer, M.D.

Response from Renslow Sherer, M.D.

University of Chicago Hospitals
...HIV, as with people without HIV, and there is some evidence that a single glass of red wine daily has some beneficial health effects.Recreational drugs - like alcohol and marijuana, and also including uppers, downers, amphetamines (speed or... Read more »

Concerned,possible hepatitis c

Hi, I have been on methadone for 2 years. When I got on methadone, one of my routine drug tests came back showing no methadone in my system(doctor didn't think anything of it). I changed clinics not long after. Just last month the same thing...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...counseling.Do not assume that if you aren't sick, that you don't have HIV/HCV co-infection.There are many, many new drugs which effectively treat both diseases. It is much better to know your status. Get tested!Dr. McGovern Read more »
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Trizivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine + Abacavir)

...What Is Trizivir? Who Should Take Trizivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Trizivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Trizivir React With Other Drugs? What Is Trizivir? Trizivir is a pill that contains three... Read more »
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Combivir (Zidovudine + Lamivudine)

...What Is Combivir? Who Should Take Combivir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Combivir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Combivir React With Other Drugs? What Is Combivir? Combivir is a pill that contains two drugs... Read more »
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Truvada (Tenofovir + Emtricitabine)

... What Is Truvada? Who Should Take Truvada? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Truvada Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Truvada React With Other Drugs? What Is Truvada? Truvada is a pill that contains two drugs used to... Read more »
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Tenofovir (Viread)

...What Is Tenofovir? Who Should Take Tenofovir? What About Drug Resistance? How Is Tenofovir Taken? What Are the Side Effects? How Does Tenofovir React With Other Drugs? What Is Tenofovir? Tenofovir (Viread), also called bis-POC... Read more »
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insertive oral sex and vih and hepatitis b

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infectet by hepatitis B for insertive oral sex?? i have a negative VIH test from 1 year... Read more »

hepatitis b and insertive oral sex

Posted by nightsunami
...can i infected by hepatitis B from insertive oral sex??im negative test 5 monts and 2 weeks of HIV after my last encountrer- thanks Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
... The Hepatitis C community can learn much from AIDs advocates and activists, but more important, we need to join forces to effectively make the general public aware of this epidemic. Thank you for letting me go on and on. Maybe we can start a... Read more »

hepatitis window peroid.

Posted by Anonymous
...Does hepatitis have a window period like hiv does? Read more »