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Can Hep C Affect Your Kidneys

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Ask the Experts

if hepC positive, can i donate kidney to sister?

I have biopsy upcoming for Hep C, my sister is in acute renal failure. Would I be eligible to donate one of my kidney to her? What is the name of that "expensive, last step" definitive bloodtest that mostly all drs. refuse to run 1st?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is a wonderful and generous idea. However, I am afraid you would not be able to donate one of your kidneys to her. I have cut and pasted the website for one major medical center that performs kidney transplants, and you will see that viral... Read more »

Can I clear Hepc without affecting HIV counts?

Dear Doctors,I have recently been diagnosed with HIV and Hep C. I contracted them through... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 10. Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Many people living with HIV are also living with hepatitis C, a virus that attacks and damages the liver. In people who are co-infected, the liver inflammation and damage may progress faster than in people who have hepatitis C alone; and sometimes... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... Read more »
TheBody.com

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »
Connect With Others

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations for treatment. Read more »

Hep c delays seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I just found info that Hep c will delay seroconversion for Hiv test John Hopkis web site says that Hiv test will show positive 10-14 days after infection but Hep C can delay it to 6-8 weeks.does anyone know what are the symptoms of HEPc ?

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Medication Change

Posted by riverprincess, 3 Replies
I had to be switched from Atripla to Complera due to having to go back on HepC tx. I'll be doing a triple therapy for the hep and the Atripla doesn't mix well with one of the new meds in the cocktail. Any one been on Complera ? If so could you... Read more »

to kevin,and anyone who wants to read this.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
thanks for your support kevin,my risk was with a girl from korea,(south)and it was a condom failure.
about one month later i started sweating all the time,no-reason at all.then stomach upsets,rashes,then very painful feet.PN!.PROBLEMS ALL OVER MY... Read more »