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Can HCV Kill You

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Ask the Experts

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 Read more »

co-infection and heart disease

Dr. McGovern, Since I am on both HIV meds and heart meds, I was told by the liver specialist that... Read more »

HCV Transmission

I am 29 year old Canadian male suffering from HCV transmission anxiety. To get infected by HCV,... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New Hope for Hepatitis C, an Often Hidden Disease

...Food and Drug Administration this summer could decide on whether to approve two drugs that are the first to directly target the hepatitis C virus (HCV) -- Merck & Co.'s boceprevir and Vertex Pharmaceutical's telaprevir. Taken in combination with... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Virus Can Damage Brain Cells

... Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can damage not only the liver but also the brain, according to a new Canadian study. "It has been a question for a long time," Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and HIV Coinfection

...oral presentations featured at the 12th World AIDS Conference directly or indirectly addressed the burgeoning epidemic of HIV/HCV coinfection. Following are a few findings of particular interest: Risk Factors and Transmission HCV approaches... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...using a condom or by sharing drugs, needles, or "works" when "shooting" drugs. Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which is found in the blood of persons who have this disease. HCV is spread by contact with... Read more »
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AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-02/aids-cure-quest-to-kill-sleeping-viruses-enlists-merck-cancer-medicine.html Read more »

i cant take this any longer..my anxiety is killing

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i have all kinds of symptoms of hiv but not ars........if i was exposed to ARS a year ago would symptoms of the infection start only less than a year from when i got infected? im so lost...please any response is helpful! Read more »

The waiting is killing me

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...practice and endorse safe sex put me at ease a little bit. Just want positive thoughts for a negative result, the waiting is killing me! Read more »

The waiting is killing me

Posted by Shelly391967, 1 Reply
took a rapid hiv test this week and it came up positive. went for the blood test but the budget shutdown in NJ effected the state labs and its taking longer to get my results back. having a bad day today, feeling really down. while i know that... Read more »