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Will You Die From Hepatitis

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

... What is Hepatitis? What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B, and C? What are the signs and symptoms of active Hepatitis infection? Is there a vaccine, treatment, or a cure for Hepatitis? Where can I get Hepatitis A
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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 Read more »


can you die from Hepatitis?
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...Yes.You can die from any acute hepatitis,toxic or viral.Patients that develop hepatic failure during the first 2 weeks of disease, are considered to have fulminant hepatitis.The Read more »

Hepatitis from peircings? I'm so scared. Please help!

I got an upper ear pericng in November and I got my eyebrow peirced in September. (?) And recently a friend of mine just died from Hepatitis. (belly button peircing) The guy who did her pericng ended up being my peircer. She got her peircing after I...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...The answer is simple. Go to your MD and ask him or her to check for hepatitis A B and C antibodies. If you don't have antibodies to A and B you can get vaccinated. If you have the antibody to C, you need Read more »

Hepatic failure

Maria is a 20 years old HIV infected. She is transfused for thalassemia major. At present she has CD4>200 with HAART therapy (Kaletra+Zerit+Videx). Recently we diagnosed a chronic active hepatitis, HCV related. Past month Maria has a laparoscopic...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
It seems that Maria had much more liver disease than suspected before the surgery.It does not surprise me as many coinfected patients,have cirrhosis at baseline.This patients condition of Thalassemia,also can agravate the picture with hemolisys and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon: 40 People Unknowingly Got Tissue or Organs from Donor With Hepatitis C; 5 Died

...Forty people received tissue or organs from an Oregon man who died two years ago with an undiagnosed case of viral hepatitis, according to state health officials. Five of the six organ recipients have died, one of them from liver disease that may... Read more »
The Body PRO

Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

...HIV/HBV Coinfection New Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the leading causes of chronic hepatitis and... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Hepatitis C in HIVers May Cause Rapid Liver Disease -- Forum

... At a recent San Francisco forum entitled "Could you survive HIV only to die from hepatitis C?" presenters talked about the growing number of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections found among HIV-positive men who have sex Read more »
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 »
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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 B (duda solo por si hay algun medico)

Posted by Mairannnn, 2 Replies
...cual es el periodo de ventana de la hepatitis b? y ya que estamos de la c? en que lapso de tiempo es aconsejable hacer una serologia? saludos Read more »

Hepatitis Question

Posted by Anonymous
...Hi everyone. I recently had a battery of tests done for STDs. I tested negative for everything (including HIV) except Hepatitis B. (I know this is an HIV board, but I can't find any info on HepB on the web) So to anyone who also has HepB....what... Read more »