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Can A Person Die From Hepatitis

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis? What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B, and C? What are the signs and symptoms of active Hepatitis infection? Is there a vaccine, treatment, or a cure for Hepatitis? Where can I get Hepatitis A and B vaccines? How can I avoid getting Hepatitis? How can I learn more about Hepatitis? What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver". There are seven known types of...
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hOW MANY YEARS BEFORE DIEING?

HOW LONG CAN A PERSON LIVE WITH HEPATITIS C?...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
The answer is:most likely all their natural life expectancy.Chronic Hepatitis C is a disease that will only cause advanced liver damage (cirrhosis),in about 15-20% of all cases.The great majority of cases will have mild to moderate disease ,and... Read more »

MY BROTHERS LIVER- HE DIED

My brother Luis was 41- he passed away on Feb1,2002.I did not know he had HEP C - till 3 months before he died. And I knew he was full blown for years then. How long did he have HEP C? Why did he not know? Or did he know and not tell us? He was so...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
There are any number of places you can go in NY for counselling. I am very sorry to hear about your brother. It is really impossible to answer your questions though. All the major medical centers in Manhattan, Bellevue, Beth Israel, St Lukes's... Read more »

Why are people still dying?

If the drugs are so good, why am I still reading so many obits of people dying from AIDS? If someone is 100 compliant with taking the meds, what are the chances the disease will still progress?...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Well - people are still dying with HIV infection. Death from AIDS related illnesses are still happening. So what is up with that?Here is what we see. When we can create a successful combo of meds that someone can take and tolerate -- and which... Read more »

Why are people still dying of AIDS with the incredible meds available today?

This may sound like a stupid question, but why are people still dying of AIDS? I am 31, seroconverted two years ago. I chose to start treatment right away. I am excercising regularly, eating healthy (don't even remember when I had...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Throughout the world the major reason why people are still dying is due to lack of access to effective antiretroviral medications-a shameful situation (estimated that > 90% of persons who should be on meds are not). In my practice setting (inner... Read more »
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Tired of condemnation of those dying or have died

Posted by Anonymous
It has taken me five years to finally stand up to anyone who
has said or says "I should be quiet, don't cause a scene, etc."

Well, I'm no longer able to be quiet, sorry if it embarrasses my family and friends, my church, my pastor, my religion,... Read more »

Know someone who died of PML/Liver Failure?

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
Hey guys,

Just recently, a number of people I know who have been HIV+ for more than 20 years have died of Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy(PML) and liver failure. I wonder if anyone else had similiar experience?

Cheers,

ScotCharles Read more »

There are so many still dying even on med. why?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Why do the docs and many people say that if you catch it early you can live a full life. I just talked with 10 pos people who say that many are still dying and all of them have had good medical care. I want to believe that we will live for along... Read more »

Living with HIV not dying from it.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am living with HIV not dying from it. At first people generally think that it is a death sentence when you are Diagnosed with HIV. WEll I thought that was at first too. But just because my immune system isn't working at its maximun doesn't mean... Read more »