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Can Hep C Be Naturally Cleared

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Clearing Hep-C

How is it that some people that are co-infected are able to clear the Hep-C virus on there own, My friend's body is clearing the virus without treatment his last viral load was 8, and they will check him again in a few months, but I understand...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There are many scientific papers on the clearance of hepatitis C. About 50 percent of people who get acute (new) infection will clear if not reexposed again. The immune system (T cell response) is very important is clearing the virus from the... 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 »

re: hep & hep-c

hi,dr barbara! i would just like to know which is more dangerous hep-b or hep-c? i'll wait for... Read more »
Articles
National Association of People With AIDS

Hep-C Treatment Without Interferon Comes Closer

Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged. MedPage Today... 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

I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
I found out that i had this co-infection(hiv,hep-c) in 2002.My doctor says that it is very hard to treat,however with sticking to my meds;this includes hiv meds, and interferon,i now have the hep-c under control after 30 weeks of a 48 week... Read more »

I'm taking my treatment into my own hands now

Posted by taurusthecat, 5 Replies
I'm not happy. I have been asking my doctor for ages if I can go on some kind of HIV drug therapy and I keep getting stalled. I've been pos for 8 years and over time my energy levels have gone down and down, my body is just fighting this virus as it... Read more »

reactivation of ebstein bar virus

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I have high levels of herpe virus in blood no outbreaks
was exposed to hiv + and hep c+ with high viral loads
for both. If iam coinfected and reactivaton of ebv could i
have a delayed seroconversion. I also have a high white
blood count and platlet.... Read more »

how do i tell relitives im positive?

Posted by alivehoping, 4 Replies
i havent told anyone about my illness yet,my wife and dr are the only ones who know.everyone who knows im ill thinks its just my liver from hec c,same needle from tattoo that gave me hiv from my thinking its the only way possible.but im affraid of... Read more »