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HCV Symptoms

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Ask the Experts

HCV symptom duration

If a person has symptoms after contracting HCV, such as muscle pain, how long do they usually last?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Can last a few weeks or so. If you think there is any chance of having new infection, I would certainly get tested since there is plenty of data suggesting that early treatment is much more successful than treatment later in chronic infection.... Read more »

HCV symptoms but negative tests, please help

Hello doctors, simply put, my exposure consisted of me stupidly swiping my cheek in which had HIV... Read more »

Co-Infected and HCV Symptoms

I just turned 28 and in my prime cleared my HBV infection after 10 years. I am HBE-AG negative for... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Simeprevir and Different Strains of HCV

Like many viruses, there is more than one type or strain of HCV. These strains are called genotypes and are broadly distributed as follows: genotype 1 -- found throughout the world and common in North America and Western Europe genotype 2 --... Read more »
The Well Project

Hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV/AIDS

Table of Contents What Is Hepatitis? What Is Hepatitis C? How Is HCV Spread? Prevention of HCV Testing for HCV Women and Hepatitis C HIV and HCV Co-Infection Taking Care of Yourself What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is an... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Selected HCV Drugs in Development

HCV has proteins that are essential in order for infected liver cells to make new copies of this virus. Newer HCV drugs are being developed that interfere with the HCV proteins NS3/4A; such drugs are called protease inhibitors. The drugs boceprevir... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Cure Rates With Pipeline HCV Drugs: Reports From AASLD

It is difficult to be anything other than dazzled by astounding cure rates of up to 100% from a multitude of interferon-free hepatitis C virus (HCV) clinical trials presented at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)... Read more »
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HCV RNA

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Well my PCR test for Hep C - came back negative as well as antibody Hep C test at 4 months.

So, here it goes down the drain another of my expert theory that I am cooinfected with HIV and Hep C. Due to symptoms of both viruses.

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Test results to HIV and HCV

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
In a suicide attempt, a 27-year-old man injected himself in the brachial vein with 0.1 ml of blood that he had obtained, using the same insulin syringe, from a drug addict seropositive for HIV and HCV. Thirteen days after the injection, the man had... Read more »

HCV HIV coinfection?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Please help - i had -ve HIV and HCV antibody tests at 12wks5days although i have experienced a lot of symptoms:
Please, can somebody help me. I am really frightened.
I had receptive anal sex (condom, but no lube so may have damaged condom) and gave... Read more »

Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Friends of the HIV and HCV Communities:

In preface I want you to understand how fortunate I feel to live
in the United States under the care of excellent physicians and
with access to the medications I need. I have spent many hours
wondering and... Read more »