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Autoimmune Hepatitis Cirrhosis

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Autoimmune hepatitis

Dear Dr Dieterich,I am not so sure if you are the right specialist about this topic, but i need desperate help!!!!!.My girlfrient was diagnosed with autoimmune hepatitis last june. She had a lots of infections inclding pink eye last winter. After...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Autoimmune hepatitis is most commonly found in women who are young. It usually requires lifelong treatment. The chances of developing liver cancer are very small if it is treated. There really has to be cirrhosis for liver cancer to be a real worry.... Read more »

Is Fibrosis / Compensated Cirrhosis Reversable in Hepatitis B

Dr. McGovern,I'm a Hep B - with E antigen Negative infection with Fibrosis (no complication... Read more »

hepatitis b,cirrhosis and hiv

my spouse has been diagnose with all of the above diseasesnow his face is swelling is this and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Study Shows Value of Hepatitis C Therapy for HIV Co-Infected Patients With Compensated Cirrhosis

Spanish researchers report success in treating HIV- and hepatitis C-coinfected people with compensated cirrhosis -- those whose livers are still functioning -- with pegylated interferon and ribavirin. Patients who achieved a sustained virologic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Risk of Developing Specific AIDS-Defining Illnesses in Patients Co-Infected With HIV and Hepatitis C Virus With or Without Liver Cirrhosis

The authors wrote that "with the exception of lymphoma," there are "few data concerning the risk of specific opportunistic diseases in patients with and without hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection." In the current study, they evaluated "the... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

Managing Cirrhosis A damaged liver can still function, but people who have developed cirrhosis are at risk for liver failure and other serious, life-threatening complications. People with compensated cirrhosis should be screened for liver cancer... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network en Español

Esperando por un Transplante -- La Historia de un Hombre

Yo fui diagnosticado con hepatitis B en diciembre del 1969. Casi 25% de las personas con hepatitis B se convierten en casos crónicos, y un pequeño porcentaje de estos desarrollan la enfermedad severa del hígado -- cirrosis. Yo soy uno de los... Read more »
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My Life Story With HIV and Hepatitis C

Posted by RicksWorld
Hi everyone,

I've been living with hiv and hcv for seventeen years, and I now have cirrhosis. For this reason I'm writing my life story at http://ricksworld411.blogspot.com
I hope to share the events that shaped my life.
I also hope to be able to be of... Read more »

AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AND TESTING RESULTS?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If you had an autoimmune disorder and didnt know it and you tested 18 weeks post exposure could your results still be negative? I've heard that if you had an autoimmune disorder it wouldn't cause a negative but either an intermediate or false... Read more »

Autoimmune disease

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Is an overgrowth of yeast considered an autoimmune disease which could delay a positive hiv result?
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Allergies autoimmune disease?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Are allergies considered autoimmune diseases and therefore push back the window period? I seem to have allergies right now (dust bothering me BIG TIME never before) and tested negative @ 205 days. Should I be worried? I also read in the forum that... Read more »