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Blood Pressure Meds Choices For Hep C Patients

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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 What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct blood-to-blood contact. Most people
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Transmission of Hep C? (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION VIA SALIVA, 2010)

Dr., I so appreciate your honesty and yet I feel you are a bit naive. Transmission is a lot more common than you are letting on. I am 61 and have had hepc for most of my life. I got it from IV drug use I think. To say almost nonexistent when talking...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Thanks for your post; however, I take exception to your comment I am naive about hepatitis C transmission. My comments are based on the scientific epidemiological information that is currently available. The current science Read more »

I take blood pressure meds every 12 hrs

I am leaving to london at 6:00 p.m. and they are 9 hours ahead of time,then we are traveling to amsterdam that same day.aingtonk I usually take my meds 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on the same day. because of the different time zones what schedule do you...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello Anxious and thanks for your post.Not to worry, the timing of your medications isn't that critical. What I do when I travel across the pond is to simply set my watch to the destination and do everything possible (eat, sleep, etc) on the new... Read more »

Accidental Spit in Eye (Hep C) (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION)

I have the same question as asked in "blood tainted saliva in eye" asked by another visitor, but my question is concerning Hepatitis C? While talking in a session, a client of mine (I'm a counselor) with that dx in her chart (at some pt),...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your risk of acquiring hepatitis C from getting a "small amount of spit" in your eye is nonexistent. I'll reprint some information about hepatitis C transmission Read more »

Blood Pressure Meds and HIV Meds -- Not a good mix

I'm in a medication rut. I've failed nearly every class of medications for blood pressure out there; some due to side effects (metabolic reactions with HIV meds, that were never known at the time), and the rest due to my body being hypersensitive...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Blood pressure control can be challenging even in the general population. In many cases low (better tolerated) doses of 2-3 classes of BP meds Read more »
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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

... Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about Read more »
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Ziagen

...raising a question about the interaction of abacavir and ribavirin, a drug that is currently essential for the treatment of hep C and this has led to some reluctance to use abacavir-containing regimens in someone being treated for hep C. Thus,... Read more »
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Epzicom

...raising a question about the interaction of abacavir and ribavirin, a drug that is currently essential for the treatment of hep C, and this has led to some reluctance to use abacavir-containing regimens in someone being treated for hep C.... Read more »
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Rescriptor

...antiarrhythmic drugs should not be used with Rescriptor, therefore, inform your health care provider if you have a history of heart or blood pressure problems. Dose adjustment may be needed when taken with Biaxin (clarithromycin). Rescriptor... Read more »
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Wanting kids

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
Hi, this is my first time to post anything like this. I was diagnosed almost a year now (July 8). Im a straight man broke up with my girl at that time and had unprotected sex with a woman. It was fine until I went in for my routine check up before I... Read more »

seroconverted in June and now on meds..good choice

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... i seroconverted in June and am now on Truvada and Viramune.... my doctor said it was a good choice to get on meds this early?..... any opinions on this?... Read more »

personal choice- No Meds

Posted by meliatur, 6 Replies
...I was diag. poz in april of 2000. I've made a persoanl choice not to take meds and live life to the fullest. I know I cannot conform to the regimen's, becoming resistant, tring another med, living with bad Read more »

no med's personal choice, are there others???

Posted by blue414, 5 Replies
...christian highschool and is a senior. I found out that I was infected with hiv 5 yrs ago. Yes , out of fear I tried the meds, but my body will not tolerate them. I also decided, and this is my persoanl choice, to not take treatment for... Read more »