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AIDS Community Research Initiative of America

What's in the Hep C Pipeline?

The pressing need for new hepatitis C treatments has spawned a surge of activity in the pharmaceutical industry. Virtually all major drug companies, and a host of small biotech start-ups, have research and development programs aimed at developing... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Study Confirms International Outbreak of Sexually Transmitted Hep C

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can be spread in ways similar to HIV, particularly through sharing or receiving the following: equipment for substance use tattooing needles contaminated blood or blood products HCV infects the liver and can... Read more »
Ask the Experts

abnormal liver functions test,hep.A,B,and C negative ,What else could be the cause ?

I feel uncomfort in my liver area .the blood test showing high : ALK PHOS :148 u/l(30 -120)GGTP : 192 u/l (< 51)AST : 78 u/l (< 41)ALT : 197 u/l (<51)I was then tested for hep.A,B,and C -The results were...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
Your blood tests suggest that you have some inflamatory process in the liver .If your hepatitis tests are negative, you need to discuss with your doctor if some need to be repeated later on.For example you may have HCV, but still to have... Read more »

HEPB-WHAT ARE THE SIDE AFFECTS

I HAD GIVEN BLOOD, AND RECEIVED A LETTER SAYING THAT MY BLOOD HAD TESTED POSITIVE TO HEP B, HOWEVER THEY TESTED IT A SECOND TIME AND IT WAS NEGATIVE. SHOULD I BE CONCERNED??THANKS...
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Hepatitis B can occur with typical symptoms of hepatitis-feeling bad, fatigue, jaundice- or it can have no symptoms, particularly if it becomes a chronic infection. Since hepatitis B is a sexually transmitted disease, virtually everyone is at risk... Read more »

Persistent Chronycal Hep

Dear Dr.,I commend you on your dedication to this forum - your hard work is greatly appreciated.My mother has been diagnosed for 2 years now with persistent chronycal hepatitis (no type a,b,c defined).What kind of hep is this?What treatment would...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
The term "chronic hepatitis". is usually reserved to "chronic viral hepatitis"You say that your mother has no viral hepatitis diagnosed,so I assume, you are referring to chronic elevation of hepatic tests,or other abnormalities... Read more »

Hep C Partner

Hi,I ve learned that my partner has a hepatit c.1)We have sex always with condom and just once without condom.What is the risk that i have hep C ? When should i have a test to be sure 2)We live together. There are other risk to have hep C from her....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
The risk of hepatitis C transmission from sex is low. Even among monogamous couples over years the risk is low, so I suspect that your one-time risk is nearly zero. My main advice is to avoid sharing toothbrushes and razors.Oral sex has not been... Read more »
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Hep Question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi.

What are the chances of Hep B or Hep C being transmitted by the use of someone elses toothbrush after it has been rinsed with hot water?

Also are Hep B or C transmitable by Mucous Membrance contact? Read more »

Hep Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was tested neg for HIV but now I am worried about hep b cause I Am in Asia and hep b is pretty common here according to the CDC.

Since I always use condoms is there reason to test for hep b? Should I be scared of this?

What I don't understand is why... Read more »

hello i am worried about Hep C

Posted by breezy29, 1 Reply
My name is Breezy I am 29 I was recently in a vicious fight and blacked out and bit her =/ i know its terrible...i am told that she is CLEAN and I was also told that there was NO blood drawn (a good friend told me there was no blood) should I be... Read more »

Hep and HIV question

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I tested negative for HIV at 4 1/2 months after last sexual intercourse.( 5 1/2 months after unprotected vaginal and 4 1/2 months after unprotected oral) I haven't tested for Hep b or c but plan on doing so soon. Is possible to test negative for HIV... Read more »