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Can You Cure Acute Hepatitis

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Chances of curing acute Hepatitis C

Hi, I have read anywhere from 5%-80% cure rate of acute hepatitis c, depending on what strain you have. Could you please give me numbers that you are aware of? My mom is 50 and I am 24 years old. We came into contact with a person that looked like...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Persons who have just been infected with HCV can sometimes clear the virus on their own. In our own group of patients that we have been studying, about 40 percent clear without treatment. That is why it is important to follow HCV RNA levels over a... Read more »

curious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)(CURE FOR HIV)

Hey Dr. Frascino,First off, thanks for everything you do. Your hard work and dedication to all of... Read more »

acute hepatitis C from Richard -- correction!

Hello Dr Taylorone month ago I was told I had an acute hepatitis C, genotype 4. After many test I... Read more »
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Treatment Action Group

Rapidly Progressing Hepatitis C in New York Gay Men

Recent outbreaks of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) among HIV-positive men who have sex with men (MSM) have been reported in England, France, Germany, Holland, and the United States. Many of these cases were sexually transmitted, which is unusual... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Alarming Incidence of Hepatitis C Virus Re-Infection After Treatment of Sexually Acquired Acute Hepatitis C Virus Infection in HIV-Infected MSM

The seroprevalence of sexually transmitted HCV among men who have sex with men in Amsterdam is stabilizing, recent data show. Little is known, however, about the incidence of HCV re-infection in MSM who have cleared HCV. In the current study, the... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

Incidence of Acute Hepatitis C Highest in Kentucky

This article was reported by Family Practice News . Family Practice News reported that Kentucky has the highest rate of acute hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection in the nation, according to CDC. The state recorded 3.2 HCV cases per 100,000... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

High Cure Rates for Short-Course Oral Hepatitis C Treatment

A six-week course of hepatitis C (HCV) treatment with three oral medications yielded 95%-100% cure rates in a study presented by Anita Kohli, M.D., at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2014). The researchers... Read more »
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acute syndrome

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
i think i'm having acute syndrome. i had sex with my girlfriend who is poz, the condom slipped off. 3 weeks late i got sick. i have been sick for 3 weeks now. i was diagnosed with bronchitis 1 week ago. i cannot get over this flu. i have had no... Read more »

For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »

Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
1. Acute HIV-1 Infection
Marcus Altfeld and Bruce D. Walker


Introduction

Acute HIV-1 infection presents in 40 - 90 % of cases as a transient symptomatic illness, associated with high levels of HIV-1 replication and an expansive virus-specific immune... Read more »

Cure for hiv?

Posted by Geekygonk, 1 Reply
I read somewhere if you get tested during the acute stage and are positive you can erradicate or lower ur viral count to indetectable levels? Any truth in this??

Also we read about the men 'cured' of hiv through bone marrow transplants?? Read more »