Advertisement
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!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Outcome of Hepatitis C without any type of treatment
Jan 28, 2007

My husband was reciently diagnosed with Hep "C". We can't afford the treatment that the Dr. reccommended at the time, and our insurance won't cover it all. Is there any chance that he may get worse any time soon? What is the mortality rate with having Hep "C" and going without treatment? The Dr. feels that my husband got Hep"C" through a blood transfusion 15 yrs. ago when he was in a bad accident and had to have 13 operations and it's just now showing up on blood tests. My husband is constantly cold, and fatigued. He can't gain weight, but he looks healthy.

Response from Dr. McGovern

I would have your physician directly contact the drug companies that make interferon to see if you can get access to medications, since your insurance will not assist you and you can't afford them.

Hepatitis C progresses slowly, but your husband's disease may be more advanced. That is unclear to me from the information I have.

Roche Pharmaceuticals and Schering-Plough.



Previous
Longterm coinfection
Next
hep B and pregnancy

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

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 TheBody.com 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

Advertisement