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Can HCV Kill You

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Is HIV and HCV coinfection finally going to kill me?

I been HIV+for over 20 years but my MD have tell me that I been expose to HCV-1 as well .And I need to treat it now due to the fact that the lab test is showing high concentration of the HCV.HIV is undetectable but my T4 cells are 200 and have been...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I feel strongly that you should give the treatment a try.1. HIV/HCV coinfected patients are at risk for accelerated scarring of their liver.2. Treatment can cure HCV which can lead to improvement of liver disease.3. Evaluation of the scarring of... Read more »

What about killing mosquito and then it bleeds on your palm?

Good Morning Doctor, I have a question about mosquitoes. Not the bite, but the fact that when you... Read more »

HCV BLOOD!

How long can the HCV live outside the body? Can anything like water reactivate it?Thanks!!... Read more »
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HIV News & Views: Body Positivity; HIV's CD4-Killing Instinct Unveiled; Living Queer, Speaking Geek; and More

HIV News & Views, June 20, 2013 - TheBody.com June 20, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Mathew Rodriguez: A Brazilian Lesson in... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Why People With HIV Still Die -- And Why They Don't Have To ...

Introduction What Kills People With HIV Today? Hepatitis Outranks Other Death Threats Can Liver Deaths Be Prevented? Bad Adherence Can Kill Fateful Impact of a Late Diagnosis AIDS Cancers and Non-AIDS Cancers How Big Is the Threat From Heart... Read more »
Body Positive

"If I Kill Myself at This Point, I'd Be Killing the Wrong Person": A Memoir

One cold and windy Sunday afternoon in March of 1970 as our cellblock was getting ready to go to the weekly movie, the Man came to my cell and said, "Salinas, the Deputy Warden wants to see you!" And immediately I knew that some bad news awaited me.... Read more »
Project Inform

CROI 2012: HIV/HCV Coinfected People See Improved HCV Cure Rates With Victrelis

Results from a small study of 100 co-infected people treated with Victrelis + pegylated interferon + ribavirin showed that 61% had undetectable viral loads at 12 weeks after stopping their hepatitis C treatment. All study participants were given... Read more »
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GUILT WON'T KILL YA

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Live with your choices............or make different ones................

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Doubt Kills

Posted by estmedicina, 3 Replies
A few years ago while in my anatomy course my professor would always advise us we should ask all possible questions before touching a patient because he always said that DOUBT KILLS.
Since my exposure and the outcome of my symptoms those words have... Read more »

Propolis kills HIV virus

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Contrary to the opinion of your 'expert' on this site, bee propolis has been shown to kill the HIV virus:

"With a little alcohol, Gekker extracted a tincture from Dressens raw propolis, and began treating her cold. And thats when the unbidden thought... Read more »