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HCV Diagnosis

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Infant HCV Diagnosis

Hi Dr. Dieterich. My name is Mary. You treated me in 1997 for Hepatitis C as part of a clinical trial and I have been fortunate to be in remission ever since. My life has changed dramatically (so there is hope out there for those of you...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...will be maternal antibodies detectable in the infant for up to a year. There is only about a 5% chance that the baby will get HCV if the mom is infected, so the PCR is usually negative. That sounds like the case with your child. The mother was... Read more »

Diagnosis Confirmed HCV

Hello. Yesterday, my doctor confirmed that I do indeed have an active case of HCV. In addition, I... Read more »

Do I have AIDS diagnosis after drop in CD4 due to HCV therapy?

My CD4 was in low 200's. After I started HCV therapy (Rebetron). My CD4 went down to 156. I have... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Behavioural Predictors of Subsequent Hepatitis C Diagnosis in a U.K. Clinic Sample of HIV-Positive Men Who Have Sex With Men

...different partners. Results were combined with routine clinic data and subsequent testing for HCV up until April 21, 2005. A new HCV diagnosis was defined as anti-HCV antibody seroconversion or positive HCV RNA following a prior negative. Using... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Screening for Hepatitis C in Sexual Health Clinic Attendees

...all patients tested for HCV between 2000 and 2002 at Canberra Sexual Health Center. Its purpose was to determine whether the HCV diagnosis was already known and which, if any, risk factors were identified at the time the testing was performed. ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

First Questions

...aspects and includes a list of other resources for more information. Who should I tell? When you first get an HCV diagnosis, only you and your healthcare professionals will know. It can help to be able to talk about this to a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Pouncing on Boomers at Midlife

...cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure are common. The disease accelerates as people hit middle age, with 55 the median age for HCV diagnosis, said Dr. Mitchell Davis of South Florida Gastroenterology. Davis said people often associate HCV... Read more »
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Mystery Diagnosis casting- Lipodystrophy Stories

Posted by mysteryd08
...We are currently casting for the eighth season of Mystery Diagnosis. We profile stories of people dealing with rare medical conditions or diseases who have struggled to find a diagnosis, and have Read more »

Hiv-diagnosis about two months ago

Posted by Noa, 7 Replies
...girls/women of more or less the same age as me, or who got infected at the same age. I'm infected since june last year, but got the diagnosis at the beginning of this year (not a very happy newyear...!). You can contact me in English, Dutch,... Read more »

STILL unsure of diagnosis

Posted by dj1979, 7 Replies
An update - or not....went to another place to be tested, rapid test POSITIVE, although line was faint - had blood drawn AGAIN to confirm (?) - results Monday. Hubby also got tested - he is NEGATIVE!!! Guy I had affair with has opted NOT to get... Read more »

Sex after diagnosis

Posted by efive, 3 Replies
I have a question I would like the answer to (if anyone knows) before my next doctor's appointment. If you're on meds and have sex with another positive person, what is the level of danger that you might acquire a resistant form of the virus? Read more »