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What Is The Main Route Of Transmission Of This Hepatitis Virus?

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

More Than 25% of Scottish Residents Cannot Identify Main Routes of HIV Transmission, Survey Finds

More than 25% of Scottish residents are unable to identify HIV's main transmission routes -- sexual intercourse, blood transfusions, injection drug use and mother-to-child transmission -- according to the recently released National AIDS Trust ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary This report is the first of a two-part statement from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) that updates the... Read more »
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simple question of transmission route

Hello, I was diagnosed with HEP c this year. I have never done IV drug use, nor blood play, so How did I get infected? Could I have acquired it by bottoming from a Top who had an elevated Virus? Would anal condyloma caused receptivity?I hear...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are more and more reports over the past decade of men who have sex with men getting acute HCV infection. The risk factors for acquiring disease appear to be sex with trauma and an increased risk with the presence of other STDs. If you think... Read more »

Question regarding possible route of transmission

Hello Dr!I moved in a new flat 5 months ago and I cleaned it myself. In the bathroom there was a weird stain on a tile so I cleaned it using a sponge and bleach. However, this stain could have been blood from the previous tenants and I had a...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereHIV is NOT easy to transmit. It is a fragile virus, and breaks down quickly, if not in the right conditions. It can ONLY infect you if it enters your bloodstream, through an open wound or mucus membranes.HIV breaks down VERY quickly when... Read more »

CDC reply about transmission of HIV via oral route

Hi Dr FrascinoI have asked CDC about the risk of HIV transmission via the oral route recently and it seems there are some cases of HIV transmission via food. Here is what they replied:Please note that a recent CDC study shows a link between HIV and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, John.My view hasn't changed since the last time I addressed this concern. The risk doesn't apply to adults (or the vast majority of babies either). See link below.Dr. Bob<a... Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of us who need answers doesnt go unnoticed. You are a great person.I have a couple of questions.What is your oppinion on hepatitis c as an STD. Ive heard...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.I've discussed the sexual transmission of hepatitis C many times in this forum. Check the archives! As an example, I'll reprint below some information form the archives pertaining to this topic. 2.If someone is infected with several... Read more »
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acne as transmission route

Posted by Anonymous
About 8 weeks ago I engaged in protected sex/protected oral/protected hand job. Yes I know I sound like the poster boy for safe sex, but the one problem was I had a few pimples on the very base of the penis. During the period of typical ARS I felt... Read more »

New ways of transmission between partners?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I hope this post doesn't come off as juvinile.
I am in a situation that I am sure many of you are in. My partner is positive and I am currently negative. I am rather comitted to staying negative though I am more committed to my life with the man I... Read more »

Hepatitis B and C

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Searching for some info here I became aware about the possibility of being infected with other things apart from HIV. I have some questions that are not well answered here or in another sites.

What are the possibilities of being infected with... Read more »

Sexual transmission from IV drug user

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've heard that the only people who need to test beyond the standard 3 month window are IV drug users.

So here's a good question: What if someone had a risky sexual encounter with an IV drug user (HIV+ because of drug use)? Would that mean they... Read more »