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HIV+, Hep B and Hep C all together
Jan 1, 2005

My spouse is 10 years plus HIV+, over 100,000 viral load, less than 20 T-cell along with Hep B and Hep C. He just started Combivir, Zithromax, smttmc-bactrim, sustiva, and actually seems to be doing better, since the esphogul thrush is under control, the wasting is still pretty bad. How much of a chance does he have to survive very long, is there anything that can be done with all these problems. I can't believe he's up out of bed doing things even though he's been pretty sick.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I am happy your spouse is taking medications. He will need careful monitoring of his liver function tests while taking his HIV medications. He may do very well, since the most important issue is just faithfully taking his meds without missing doses.

Once he is much better, evaluation of his liver may be the next thing to do with a liver biopsy.

I would clarify with the doctor if either his hepatitis B or C is "chronic".

Dr. McGovern

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