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Best Hiv Treatment For People With Bad Liver

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...before becoming pregnant. This is alsotrue for the male partner of women who are orwant to get pregnant. If you or your partner arepregnant or want to have a baby, talk to yourdoctor first. Do Hep C treatments have anyeffect on HIV treatments? They can. Tell your doctor about all the medicationsyou are taking so that he or she can be sure that theydo not affect each other. Because of the interactionbetween medications for HIV and Hep C,...
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HIV+ & HCV

My wife has both HIV & HCV. Her VL is 20,000 and CD4 510. She was on meds Zerit + Hydrea + Videx and had undetectable VL for 6 months. Recently her liver function test was bad & she had to stop all meds. She has been off meds for nearly 2 months and...
J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

Response from J. B. Molaghan, N.P., A.C.R.N.

San Francisco General Hospital
...acetaminophen (Tylenol) should be avoided, as they can be quite toxic to the liver. Many patients with HCV are able tolerate treatment for HIV disease, but the choice of drugs has to be prudent, and should be overseen by an HIV or HCV Specialist.... Read more »

liver

when it is said that liver problems are a concern of hiv, is that due to hiv attacking the liver or is that due to the hiv meds?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...teh immune system is weakened by HIV. HIV itself may do something to the liver and there are data that suggest those who stop HIV treatment experience more liver disease than those who remain on HIV meds.We get two kidneys, two lungs but only... Read more »

Please help my daughter

fine some peace. I have asked this on the Hep C forum but got no answers.She is 29 weeks pregnant. She has been treated in the emergency room for Anxiety over this question. Her boyfriend is Hep C+. They had unprotected sex in June. She is now...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...risk for hepatitis C progression. Unlike the previous 1997 consensus statement, the new guidelines no longer recommend against treatment for HIV/HCV-coinfected people or those with alcohol or drug use issues. People with HIV who are diagnosed... Read more »

PLEASE HELP

Dr. bob you're the only one who seems to answer these questions, now i know you mostly answer questions about hiv but could you PLEASE take the time to answer this question about hepatitis c. do you know if the window period for hep c is the same as...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...risk for hepatitis C progression. Unlike the previous 1997 consensus statement, the new guidelines no longer recommend against treatment for HIV/HCV-coinfected people or those with alcohol or drug use issues. People with HIV who are diagnosed... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...no other options. In men, liver problems are more likely to occur if the CD4 cell count is above 400 at the time of starting HIV treatment for the first time. The greatest risk of liver problems is during the first six weeks of treatment with... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Treatment Guidelines

...Guidelines? A branch of the US government, called the Department of Health and HumanServices (DHHS), has put together a set of HIV treatment guidelines. Theguidelines provide a lot of useful information to help health care providersand HIV+... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...coinfected people. Cure rates are about 20% with type 1 and 50-70% with types 2 or 3. If someone meets the guidelines for HIV treatment their HIV should be treated first. Leaving HIV untreated for 6 to 12 months could have serious... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...herpesvirus) Women tend to be diagnosed with HIV later in their disease than men andfewer women than men are getting HIV treatment. This can have a negative impacton women's health. Women may postpone medical care and treatment due to... Read more »
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for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
...stuff. In summary the problem here is that of a very very severe illness, not as severe as HIV, but in the western world, where HIV treatment is available, the problems caused by the infection may pose similar problems to people infected that a... Read more »

Medication and Nightmares

Posted by whyyyyyy, 1 Reply
...this not so perfect life of mine. For Beyond the Odds, I am Sergio Mendoza. To read more personal stories from HIV+ young people under 25 go to www.beyondtheodds.org http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM6VCpF0E2U&feature=channel_page Read more »

new hope for possibility of HIV treatment

Posted by lalamma, 3 Replies
This new treatment proposes to successfully control the virus in those infected, destroying a constant region of the virus and thus inactivating it's activity. The treatment may also prevent infection in high risk groups. This has been all over... Read more »

Newly Diagnosed, Medication Overload!

Posted by whyyyyyy, 2 Replies
...this not so perfect life of mine. For Beyond the Odds, I am Sergio Mendoza. To read more personal stories from HIV+ young people under 25 go to www.beyondtheodds.org http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCZbLWn4_O0 Read more »