Testing for sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses on admission to Western Australian prisons
- Risk for Non-A, Non-B (Type C) Hepatitis through Sexual or Household Contact with Chronic Carriers. Everhart, James E.; Di Bisceglie, Adrian M.; Murray, Linda M.; Alter, Harvey J.; Melpolder, Jacqueline J.; Kuo, George; Hoofnagle, Jay H. // Annals of Internal Medicine;4/1/90, Vol. 112 Issue 7, p544
Examines transmission of hepatitis C virus through sexual or other household contact with chronic carriers. Methodology used in the study; Demographic characteristics of patients; Results and discussion.
- Sex and Hepatitis C. Terrault, Norah A. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Apr2005, Vol. 100 Issue 4, p825
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- Hepatitis C. // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;5/10/2002 Supplement RR-7, Vol. 51 Issue 18, p64
Discusses hepatitis C infection. Issue of the role of sexual activity in the transmission of hepatitis C; Diagnosis of the disease; Treatment for hepatitis C.
- Risk factors for hepatitis C infection among sexually transmitted disease-infected, inner city obstetric patients. Youyin Choy; Gittens-Williams, Lisa; Apuzzio, Joseph; Skurnick, Joan; Zollicoffer, Carl; McGovern, Peter G. // Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics & Gynecology;2003, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p191
Objective: To test the hypothesis that our inner city obstetric patients who have been infected with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) will have a higher prevalence of hepatitis C virus infection than the general population and to identify specific risk factors and high-risk groups. Methods:...
- CDC Updates Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. ARMSTRONG, CARRIE // American Family Physician;7/1/2011, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p123
The article reports on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated guidelines on the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STD). The guidelines, which focus on treatment, also discuss prevention strategies and diagnostic recommendations. Among the diseases discussed...
- Lack of Evidence for the Heterosexual Transmission of Hepatitis C. Gordon, Stuart C.; Patel, Asha H.; Kulesza, Gregory W.; Barnes, Robert E.; Silverman, Ann L. // American Journal of Gastroenterology;Dec1992, Vol. 87 Issue 12, p1849
To determine the potential for sexual transmission of the hepatitis C virus (HCV), we specifically studied a cohort of 42 young adults (median age, 39 yr) with chronic HCV infection and their stable sexual partners. All HCV assays were supplemented with the four-antigen recombinant immunoblot...
- Silent, Dangerous and Spreading. Miller, Doriane // Chicago Citizen - Chicago Weekend Edition;7/25/2012, Vol. 42 Issue 29, p2
The article discusses the nature of the Hepatitis C infection. It mentions that the disease can be transmitted through sexual contact and contact with blood from a carrier. It notes that the infection is hard to catch and easy to spread due to its stealth progression. It also emphasizes that the...
- Effects of HCV on Basal and Tat-Induced HIV LTR Activation. Sengupta, Satarupa; Powell, Eleanor; Kong, Ling; Blackard, Jason T. // PLoS ONE;Jun2013, Vol. 8 Issue 6, p1
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection occurs in âˆ¼30â€“40% of the HIV-infected population in the US. While a significant body of research suggests an adverse effect of HIV on HCV replication and disease progression, the impact of HCV on HIV infection has not been well studied. Increasing...
- Emerging Infectious Diseases in Mongolia. Ebright, John R.; Altantsetseg, Togoo; Oyungerel, Ravdan // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Dec2003, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p1509
Since 1990, Mongolia's health system has been in transition. Impressive gains have been accomplished through a national immunization program, which was instituted in 1991. Nevertheless, the country continues to confront four major chronic infections: hepatitis B and C, brucellosis, tuberculosis,...