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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep Cco-infection? When people have HIV and another major infectionsuch as Hep C, they are co-infected. HIV is a virusthat attacks the immune system, killing the CD4+cells that help the body fight off...
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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 »

kill hiv with lasers

"Visible Light Pulses Knock Out Viruses in Blood" The technique destroys a virus with a pulse of light from a low-power laser. The pulse produces mechanical vibrations in the virus shell, or capsid, irreversibly damaging and disintegrating...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,This is very preliminary research that has yet to be tested on living tissue and is still a very long way away from clinical trials on humans. However, it might be helpful in helping to sterilize blood or fluids outside the body. But again, much... Read more »

Asking for the third time: Please answer, I feel like killing myself

I am a 30 year old male. I had sex with an Indian csw. I had used double condoms. Seconds after pulling out, I removed the condom using my right hand. Some vaginal fluid stuck to my fingers. I took some amount of water and with the same hand...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereAn HIV test at 8 weeks would be accurate but not conclusive. Certainly acute hepatitis C infection could cause a drop in your CD4 counts as well as the increase in liver function tests that you have. I would recommend repeat testing for... Read more »

Medication killing us?

I was told that the medication available to us (HIV + folks), in the long run will eventually damage our body systems so badly that we will not be able to continue to reproduce any additional cells, including CD4 cells. Is that true? It sounds...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Hogwash. These meds generally raise CD4 cells by reducing the amount of HIV in the body. Despite their know toxicity it is remarkable that people do as well as they do on these meds for as long as they do. While we do not have data on what... Read more »
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the waiting is killing me

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I went for an ELISA test and full STD panel last Tuesday. I have had this done once before and I got the results back in two days. It has now been seven days since the test and I haven't heard a word from the doctor's office. Last Friday I called... Read more »

Window for Hepatitis and Hiv and more

Posted by Anonymous
Yes, Window in sweden is up to six month but more likely 2 month. This virus can take some times to develop and you are using other tests than Antibodys. Hepatitis is a liver infection so you will have the virus there AND HIV virus is spread in the... Read more »

this is killing me

Posted by plokoon81, 3 Replies
Sorry guys and girls

I just dont have any one else to speak to. I know I know i used a condom I know.

but this waiting for the result of my 3 month test is killing me. I want to scream and cry and i am losing my mind.

on my way to work ridding my... Read more »