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What Is The Most Deadly Form Of Hepatitis

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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Hepatitis Awareness Month: Baby Boomers and African-Americans Most Likely to Test Positive for Deadly Hepatitis C

This article was reported by Medical Daily . Medical Daily reported that CDC has designated May 19, the third Monday of Hepatitis Awareness Month, as Testing Day, and Acting Surgeon General Dr. Boris D. Lushniak is urging baby boomers and... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Viral Hepatitis More Deadly Than HIV in Europe

This article was reported by Science Codex . Science Codex reported that according to the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (GBD 2010), viral hepatitis has a mortality rate 10 times that of HIV/AIDS among European Union (EU) countries. Viral... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drug Policies Fuel Deadly Hepatitis C Epidemic

Based on a Global Commission on Drug Policy report, the global advocacy organization Human Rights Watch urged governments around the world to reform drug control policies that resulted in increased risk of hepatitis C for injecting drug users. The... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Is Hep C the worst form of Hepatitis?

Dear barbara, last year i was cleared of Hep. C, genotype 3 (a,b,c,d,e i don't know). Looking into it I cannot understand how i could have contracted it. I am HIV positive and never shot up with needles. I did eat suchi at times. I was...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Both Hepatitis B and hepatitis C can cause chronic liver disease. However, hepatitis C infection usually causes chronic disease in about 75-85 percent of patients. Hepatitis B usually resolves and only becomes chronic in the minority of people.... Read more »

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 use of GHB (gamma hydroxyl butyrate).... Read more »

baby risk hep c clarification is it totally dead

Hi shannon thank you for your reply. I just want to clarify a few things about the risk of hep c to my baby. Sorry for being a bit pedantic but I have ocd and it has been managed very well till this recent scare. Im just worried she may have put...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYes your child is fine. Everything that I have shared with you confirms this.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Is HCV and HIV coinfection a chronic or deadly infection?

I've been on all of the interferon ribiviron treatments. I've just completed infergen copegus treatment and My HCV viral load dramatically declined, but went up again. I'm also HIV positive. My immune system is good, VL is under 200...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You clearly have a chronic infection and can do well for decades to come. Continue doing all that you are doing because your numbers sound terrific. HIV/HCV is a chronic condition. Treatments will improve in the years to come.Dr. McGovern... Read more »
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Positive living? Better off Dead??

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I've been positive since 1995. I'm on my 3rd set of meds. I'm pill fatigued and frustrated living like this. I asked for a Holiday but my doctor explained my virus was too aggressive to take a break and be safe. I'm really bumming about this. I have... Read more »

What is a P.S.P.? Some form of a Play station?

Posted by HeRapedMe, 2 Replies
I mean a P.E.P.? Is it an anti-aids med that can help me to *not* die of A.I.D.S. after a *MARRIED* Sorry Son of a b!tch chose to drug and rape me? I was raped the 23. The guy slipped mdsd in my drink, then entered my home while I was asleep, raped,... Read more »

dead man, dead man walking

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i keep reading odds and stats and all of the one time insertive vaginal sex stuff. i'm wondering if my constant depression, well worthlessness, my infidelity, how i let down my wife and family. if that's really whats still eating me alive from the... Read more »

Devo Member dead from AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Its official Bob is dead

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