The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

hepatists C
Jul 7, 2003

5 years ago i was diagnosed with hepatitis c, i have been taking intron shots as a part of my treatment. in the year of 99 i stopped taking treatment and gotten very ill was hospitalized in intensive care for 3 day not knowing if i was going to make it. now i recently went to another doctor for a follow up and he informed me i nolonger had hepatist c nor did he find a trace of it. i would like to know is there anyway i could have went into remission.

Response from Dr. Dieterich

Sure. Sounds like you are cured! That is the point of HCV treatment. HCV is curable unlike HIV. That should also make your HIV must easier to control as well! We generally consider a negative PCR test for HCV at 6 months after stopping treatment the sign of a cure. I would also check it again about 12 months after stopping. Congratulations! Keep it up! DTD

What would you expect as a prognosis
Need simple drug therapy plan

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint