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Cautionary Tale: 56 kids get HIV, hepatitis after blood transfusion

JODHPUR: At least 56 children suffering from thalassaemia tested positive for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C after receiving blood transfusion at government-run Umaid hospital in Jodhpur. They are among the 130 thalassaemic children registered with Jodhpur’s Marwar Thalassaemic Society, … Continue reading

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Treating hepatitis co-infection in HIV affected is important: Expert

Co-infections of hepatitis viruses in HIV affected individuals is a major cause for concern and our medical experts should take cognizance of it, Prof. SP Thyagarajan, former vice-chancellor of Madras University and current Professor of Eminence & Dean (Research) at … Continue reading

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‘Viral Hepatitis B, C could be a larger epidemic than HIV’

Patients from remote districts of Punjab and Haryana joined hands to spread awareness about the growing number of Hepatitis-infected people at a session organised by The National Liver Foundation (NLF) here on Saturday. According to experts, as many as 12 … Continue reading

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What is HBV/HCV Co-infection?

Hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections account for a substantial proportion of liver diseases worldwide. Because the two viruses share similar modes of transmission, co-infection with the two viruses is not uncommon. The exact number of … Continue reading

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Madhya Pradesh leads in hepatitis cases

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has the maximum number of viral Hepatitis (A, B, C & E) cases in the country if data released by Union ministry of health and family welfare is to be believed. Hepatitis is a dreaded disease that’s … Continue reading

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Close link between HIV and hepatitis C transmission networks HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission networks are closely linked, according to Swiss research published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.   

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Hepatitis and HIV Coinfection

You can get some forms of viral hepatitis the same way you get HIV—through unprotected sexual contact and injection drug use. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C are common forms of hepatitis among people who are at risk for, or living … Continue reading

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