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I Have GB Virus C Does That Mean I Have Aids

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Hepatitis G, also known as GBV-C

I just read on the news 11/oct/06 that harmless persistent GB virus type C / Hepatitis G infection decreases risk of death in HIV-positive people and apparently they have known that since the early 1990s, how come nothing has been done about it?Is...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Thank you for your post.There has been a growing data set suggesting that co-infection with GBV-C is associated with delayed HIV progression. This information has been somewhat conflicting and the best studies were only published in the last... Read more »

GBV-C

David,I recently read an article on a study recently completed on "an ancient strain of virus, that... Read more »

GB Virus-C Co-Infection

What exactly is the full name of the GB Virus? I know it is called Hepatitis-G Virus, but what... Read more »
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Understanding HIV: GBV-C and HIV -- Better Together?

...Since the early days of AIDS research, some scientists have wondered if HIV could be slowed or rendered harmless by another virus. A number of studies suggest Read more »
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HIV JournalView

... Table of Contents GB Virus C -- Does It Affect HIV Progression? Two Longitudinal Studies, One Answer (Sort Of) Long-Term Efficacy Data and Metabolic Effects Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Focus on Hepatitis: Does GB Virus C Protect Against HIV Disease Progression?

...Editor's Note: This article was first e-published February 3, 2005, at www.aidsmap.com . Coinfection with hepatitis G (or GB virus C) may not be a protective factor in the progression of HIV disease, according to a longitudinal study presented... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS: Antiretroviral Therapy (Poster Session 87)

...will be hearing much more about this soon. References Tillmann H. L., Heiken H., Knapik-Botor A. et al. Infection with GB Virus C and Reduced Mortality among HIV-Infected Patients. N Engl J Med 2001; 345:715-724, Sept. 6, 2001. Jinhua... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Read more »

HIV/AIDS related kidney problems...

Posted by alexzander, 2 Replies
...i have a question and was wondering if ANYONE out there knew even a little bit....people who are HIV+ (i myself have AIDS) but is it common to see tons of reoccuring kidney infections?! i mean these have been going on for months and months....i'm Read more »

Confusion & Conflict when it comes to HIV and AIDS

Posted by bradford, 1 Reply
...Confusion and Conflict when it comes to HIV and AIDS In Canada, HIV was first diagnosed among gay men. Later, hemophiliacs and others with health problems were infected due Read more »