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Biopsy Related Kidney Disease With Hepatitis C

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AIDS InfoNet

HIV and Kidney Disease

...Transplantation The Bottom Line Why Should People With HIV Care About Kidney Disease? HIV disease can cause kidney failure due to HIV infection of kidney cells. This is known as HIV-Associated Nephropathy or HIVAN. Other causes of kidney disease include diabetes and high blood pressure. These problems, especially HIVAN, are much more common in African-Americans. Taking some medications used to treat HIV infections or related health...
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Dear Dr, Keith, Plz you didn't answer my other questgion below that is woring me the most. keeping in mind my biospy schedueled this tuesday. :currently, i have bilateral epitrochlear l.n. enlarged firm non tender. low grade fever. sometimes night...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...This site is for the discussion of HIV-treatment related side effects. Read more »

Hepatitis C- Liver Biopsy

After the liver biopsy, am I correct in assuming that the doctor should be able to tell us what genotype of hepatitis c my ex-husband has? dont really understand this part of my research. Thank you again!!!!!!!!!
Michael Fried, M.D.

Response from Michael Fried, M.D.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
...The liver biopsy provides information about the stage and activity of the liver disease. Genotyping is performed on a blood sample. Certain Read more »

stage 2 of liver biopsy

what is stage 2 of liver biopsy and treatments for hvc
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Stage 2 means that you have some scarring and I would definitely treat you for hepatitis C with pegylated interferon and ribavirin. Read more »

Biopsy Re HCV

In reading your answers over the past few months, I've noticed that you very fervently advocate liver biopsy. I'm on my second round of HCV treatment; 1st was peg-intron only with relapse, 2nd with another doctor is pegasys + ribavirin. (Didn't...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...would also want to investigate for esophageal varices that can come with cirrhosis. I would also want to treat to cure their hepatitis C; if I didn't get the result I wanted then I would want to refer them to a clinical trial looking at... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Comparing Viruses -- HIV and Hepatitis C in Mostly Men

...and no further ethno-racial information was available 50% of participants had high blood pressure most patients had chronic kidney disease, with an average eGFR of 51 Participants were divided into the following three groups: HIV positive... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C Laboratory Tests

...many small molecules around the body. Because it is made by the liver, decreased serum albumin may be a sign of liver disease, kidney disease, or malnutrition. ALT (alanine aminotransferase) . It is used together with the AST test to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Liver Biopsy

...examined for signs of scarring or other disease or damage. A liver biopsy is the best way to check the condition of the liver. Hepatitis C (HCV) viral load or liver function tests do not indicate the extent of liver damage. In a biopsy, a sample... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line Read more »
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Yea...Results of Biopsy Are IN

Posted by Bear60, 8 Replies referred to as Barretts Syndrome: simply that damaged cells are replaced by my body with cancer prone cells. They took a biopsy and the call just came in: not progressed to cancer. So, now I get to do the happy dance!!!!! Read more »

William's Mom's Breast Biopsy - Cancer

Posted by Survivor, 7 Replies
...God has been shinning down on us today. Even though the biopsy of Will's Mom came back as cancer, they are up beat. They will remove the lump which is farily small and then do some light Read more »

Hepatitis C and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »