Prevention »

… as long as the mother does not have cracked and bleeding nipples and/or there is no evidence of co-infection with HIV. If you are hepatitis C positive you should discuss what will be best for you with your doctor and midwife.

Injecting drug use and Hepatitis

Even spots of blood too small to be seen by the human eye can carry enough of a virus to infect someone. Using syringes and any other part of the injecting equipment, including needle, spoon, filter and water that have …

Treatment »

… your health care worker and a lot may depend on the support network that you have around you.

Co-infection of hepatitis B with hepatitis C

Studies indicate that co-infection with hepatitis C can suppress hepatitis B and that the hepatitis C virus is the dominant illness. However, sometimes the combination can lead to very aggressive progression and the risk of liver cancer is increased.

Co-infection of viral hepatitis with HIV

When referring to people with HIV and chronic …

Vaccination and Treatment »

… HIV, AIDS & Hepatitis Service (LHAHS) or the Hepatology Service at Hairmyres Hospital.

Co-infection of viral hepatitis with HIV

When referring to people with HIV and chronic viral hepatitis, it is common to use the term “co-infection”.

Treatment

Once someone has is tested and diagnosed positive with Hepatitis B they will be referred to the specialist treatment services to be assessed for treatment.  There are two main Hepatitis treatment services in Lanarkshire. These …