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Hcv Prevent Others
Yes: Absolutely! though there's been controversy about whether hepatitis c is transmitted through sexual intercourse, i believe that the consensus is that it can be. Condoms, in addition to helping prevent hiv, hpv, herpes, and a host of other std's, can help prevent transmission of hepatitis b and c. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Good ?: But fortunately these drugs are pretty specifi to a target. ...Read more
Unclear question: Do you have chronic hepatitis b? If not, do you work with patients with hep b? If you do, get vaccinated for hep b. I trust you follow universal precautions to prevent infecting yourself. Abstain from alcohol and hepatotoxic drugs like acetaminophen. If you are infected with hep b, you need to contact an infectious disease expert for treatment. ...Read more
In the USA?: Here in the us, about 1.2 million people have hiv, and about 5 million people have hepatitis c. Each year, about 50, 000 people are newly infected with hiv, and at least 20, 000 people get hcv (this number could be a lot higher, we are not sure). In the 1960-1980's, about 250, 000 people a year got hcv because of contaminated blood transfusions, drug use, etc. So it is lower now but still should be 0. ...Read more
Let me clarify: It's not the fact that a low viral load prevents transmission it's that a low viral load has less of a chance of being transmitted as an infection. In simple terms it's all about the type of exposure, h the duration of the exposure, and the intensity of the viral load that helps determine transmissibility. ...Read more
How do you manage chronic hepatitis B? that includes meds and prevention of transmission to partners.
Condom vs no Condom: A condom is the most reliable way to prevent most stds. Contact of genital skin to genital skin is the most common pathway for stds to be transmitted; however, hpv/hsv (warts/herpes) can be transmitted from areas that a condom doesn't protect (base of the penis, scrotum). If by sex workers you mean prostitutes, that is the answer. If you mean porn actors, they are all routinely screened for stds. ...Read more
Can we infected with HIV virus on sex intercourse with multiple partners who are non-hiv infected even using condoms/taking other preventive measures.
No: If you are HIV negative and all your partners are also HIV negative, then you cannot get HIV infected through sex. This is especially the case if using barrier protection like condoms. However, how do you know for sure that even one of your multiple partners is not HIV infected. He/she could have been recently infected and hasn't had an HIV test since that time. Its a dangerous practice. ...Read more
Yes: They are different family of medications. Sovaldi is what is called an ns5b inhibitor (suppresses viral replication), and interferon is an "immunomodulator", it enhances your own body cells to attack certain cells. Sovaldi is a very potent and effective new medication against hepatitis c. ...Read more
Theoretically: Could they? Yes. Do they? Hardly ever. For one thing, HIV infection is rare among lesbians. Those who do have it usually got it either from sex with men or from sharing needles, not from sex with women. Hypothetically, HIV could be spread through lesbian sex. For example, one partner could get infected through oral contact with menstrual blood or vaginal secretions from an infected partner. ...Read more
Anti-HIV medications: If you have HIV/AIDS, you can take anti-HIV medications. These days, there are many different HIV medications available, including some medications that include multiple medications in a single pill. If you do not have HIV/AIDS, you can help fight against HIV and AIDS by spreading the word for people to get tested for HIV. This will help us by diagnosing people earlier and treating them. ...Read more
Yes.: Hiv is a virus that attacks a person's cd4 t-cells, a special kind of cell that is crucial for the body's immune system. As the disease progresses, the levels of these cells drop and the immune system weakens substantially. This renders the person more susceptible to diseases, including bacterial pneumonia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer