Brief: HCV spread from HIV-positive to HIV-negative men who have sex with men

Brief: The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential transmission of HCV strains between HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) and HIV-negative MSM.  Chronological analysis of contagiousness suggested the transmission of HCV from HIV-positive to HIV-negative patients. We conclude that recommendations for HCV surveillance should not be confined to HIV-positive MSM but should be extended to HIV-negative MSM with similar risk factors. PLoS One

Could hepatitis C treatments help prevent virus transmission?

University of Bristol An international team of researchers has shed light on the potential impact of new drugs for hepatitis C virus (HCV). HCV is an important cause of liver cancer and is transmitted through blood to blood contact. People who inject drugs (PWID) and men who have sex with men (MSM), who are also infected with HIV, are key risk groups for HCV infection in UK. New HCV treatments are highly effective, with cure rates often better t...

Women

Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are complicated diseases. Women living with HBV or HCV have issues that differ from men’s. On a good note, women are more likely to clear HCV than men are. And there is a CURE now for hepatitis C, plus EXCELLENT TREATMENTS (and a vaccine!) for hepatitis B. If you are pregnant and positive for HCV or HBV, there is a chance of passing it on to your unborn child ("vertical transmission"). Talk to your health services provid

Sexuality

Sexuality Frequently Asked Questions about Hepatitis C: Sexual Transmission of HCV Click to Download PDF Courtesy of the HCV Advocate