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Is HCV anything like hiv?

Is HCV anything like hiv?

HCV can be cured: Our goal in treating HIV is to suppress the virus and help build the immune system back up. If people take their meds they can potentially have a normal lifespan. But we do not know how to eradicate HIV from the body's cells. Hepatitis c can be eradicated, or cured. And it has a finite duration of treatment (24 to 48 weeks now). Both require combination drugs and careful adherence. ...Read more

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Dr. Tanya Russo
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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My lymphozytes cell cout is 13.3 am i considered immunodeficient?Could my HCV negative result be false after 2 years post exposure? Iam also HIV neg.

My lymphozytes cell cout is 13.3 am i considered immunodeficient?Could my HCV negative result be false after 2 years post exposure? Iam also HIV neg.

Discuss with doctor: You have not provided adequate info. You are very unlikely to have hcv, although do not know what tests were done. If you are HIV negative it will be important to find out how you are immune deficient and why. Good luck. ...Read more

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Used a public toilet. Noticed small amount of dry blood in the toilet seat after I got up to flush. Can Hiv or HCV be transmitted?

Used a public toilet. Noticed small amount of dry blood in the toilet seat after I got up to flush. Can Hiv or HCV be transmitted?

Unlikely: Even if the person whose dried blood was on the seat, had HIV and or HCV the risk of your catching HIV or Hep C is very remote. For your piece of mind, get a HIV nucleic acid test and Hepatitis C antibody test in 6 months. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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If hiv 4th gen test comes back neg at 6 month last exposure can i say i am hiv free regardless i got hcv or not? Cant afford a rna, can i rely on test

If hiv 4th gen test comes back neg at 6 month last exposure can i say i am hiv free regardless i got hcv or not? Cant afford a rna, can i rely on test

Yes: Stay safe, and avoid any future exposures to HIV. A 6-month HIV test is not needed if there was already a negative result to a 4th generation HIV test at the 3-month time. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv or hcv from nail filing ?

Can you get hiv or hcv from nail filing ?

Depends: You would need to be exposed directly to blood or other bodily fluid, not to nail clippings. If your and their hands are clean, do not have open sores, and you don't file in such a way as to break the skin your risk is minimal to none. ...Read more

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My stitches are out by the same snap and blade already used for someone. I worry being infected with HCV and HIV?

Unlikely: I am sorry that this still happens in the resource-poor environment. However, the risk of transmission is much lower than if this were actually introduced under your skin. It's higher than the risk of sharing toenail clippers, but not much more. ...Read more

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Can i get HIV or HCV from dirty insulin needles?

Can i get HIV or HCV from dirty insulin needles?

Sharing?: Sharing needles with other people will certainly place you at risk for any disease like hepatitis or hiv. If you mean that you're reusing your own needles then the answer is no. Using dirty needles will leave you vulnerable to other potentially awful bacterial infections, however. Once used, needle should be thrown away and not reused. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my anti HCV is negative can I have HIV with HCV negative?

Need help docs! my anti HCV is negative can I have HIV with HCV negative?

Yes: Yes these are different viruses. Testing for hepatitis c doesn't test you for hiv. Ask your doctor for an HIV test. ...Read more

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Does double gloving prevent HIV and HCV more in OR setting if there were a needle stick? I have always wondered this

Does double gloving prevent HIV and HCV more in OR setting if there were a needle stick? I have always wondered this

YES: - Perforation rates as high as 61 percent for thoracic surgeons and 40 percent for scrub personnel have been reported. Double gloving decreases the risk of exposure to patient blood by as much as 87 percent when the outer glove is punctured. ...Read more

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I stuck a pt. then stuck myself post IV. No hx. We both had bloodwork and her and I are both negative for HIV HBV hcv. More tests? Should I worry?

I stuck a pt. then stuck myself post IV. No hx.  We both had bloodwork and her and I are both negative for HIV HBV hcv. More tests? Should I worry?

Why?: You did everything correctly. Your health care or human resources team got you tested and the patient tested. Are they worried? If not, why are you worrying? ...Read more

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If i get infected with HIV on june and infected with HCV in november , would this give me false negative hiv test 6 months last exposure in december?

If i get infected with HIV on june and infected with HCV in november , would this give me false negative hiv test 6 months last exposure in december?

See below: See your doctor to get a HIV nucleic acid test. if the result is negative at more three months after exposure you would be essentially sure that you do not have HIV. Hep C infection will not give a false negative for the HIV test. ...Read more

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If someone with hiv kisses a person on the cheek and right after that another person kisses the same person on the same spot. Can hiv or hcv transmit?

If someone with hiv kisses a person on the cheek and right after that another person kisses the same person on the same spot. Can hiv or hcv transmit?

Nearly no: There is virtually no risk in HIV transmission from the action you described. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Anti PLA2R test result = 2 , what is this mean ? And other test are negative like HBsAg , HCV,HIV, C3C = 134 mg/dl. any other test and treatment.

Anti PLA2R test result = 2 , what is this mean ? And other test are negative like HBsAg , HCV,HIV, C3C = 134 mg/dl.  any other test and treatment.

Depends: on the lab normal values. the test is for one particular type of kidney disease http://www.pla2r.com/ mostly, this seems like another negative. ...Read more

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I accidently used a toilet paper that had small red dots that looked like blood. Can hiv, hpv or Hcv spread through this?

I accidently used a toilet paper that had small red dots that looked like blood. Can hiv, hpv or Hcv spread through this?

No risk, no worries: I find it difficult to believe you found toilet paper that really had blood on it. But if that happened, there would be little or no risk for any of these infections. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Camilla Graham
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Hepatitis C (Definition)

An infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver ...Read more