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Can Our Body Naturally Fight Off Hep C

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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 »

hiv and hepc

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
it has been 6 months since exposure started having diarrhea and
all my lymph nodes in my breast and under arm are swollen
soreness in my back. my stomach keeps burning. had ars 3 weeks
after exposure lymphadenopathy but it didnt hurt but my throat
was... Read more »

It's getting worse:

Posted by coby, 8 Replies
Well for the past three days I feel liking I'm fighting thrush in my mouth. I have it coming from the back of my tongue and can wipe ot off and it comes back, my tongue is also hairy looking. I also feel like I'm fighting PID again which is another... Read more »

New to the bulletin boards? Introduce yourself!

Posted by TheBody, 138 Replies
Welcome to The Body's "Living With HIV" forum. You'll find many supportive and knowledgeable individuals who can relate to what you're going through. Take a moment to say hi and, if you want, tell us a little bit about yourself! Read more »

What about Hepatitus C?

Posted by riverprincess, 1 Reply
I know this site is about HIV but with HepC getting out of control shouldn't we suggest to folks to also get tested for that as well as the HIV ? There are more people becoming infected withHepC even if their tests come back neg for HIV. Read more »
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Donation of body parts if HepC+ ?

I was exposed to Hep C over 20 yeas ago, so now I test poitive; but it has never made me sick. Would it be safe to donate my body at death? Could my body parts be of any help to anyone?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
This is an interesting question. There is recent interest in using liver organs from hepatitis C individuals who have died and transplanting them in HCV positive patients who are dying from liver disease. The idea is that since there is such a... Read more »

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 »

ltd termination hiv/hepc

Cigna LTD (which I paid for) for15 yrs wants to force me to go back to work. My hep c isstill with me even though I have done Interfeon. Hiv is mutating counts are lower. How can I fight them? My drs do not want me to return to workany advice would...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

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You need a good disability attorney to work with you and your doctor.... Read more »

long term hep-c

My situation is this; I am a 43 yer old male and was likely exposed to hep-c app. 25 years ago (massive transfusions)and the virus wasn't discovered until last year during a routine physical. My viral load is low (90k to 130k)activity in my...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
There will be better treatments for hepatitis C in the future but probably about 3-5 years away.I would discuss with your doctor as to whether he or she thinks you should consider "maintenance" therapy with low dose of interferon. This is... Read more »
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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 »
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My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

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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 »
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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 »