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Cholesterol Drugs And Hepatitis Treatment

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hepatitis

What is Hepatitis? What is the difference between Hepatitis A, B, and C? What are the signs and symptoms of active Hepatitis infection? Is there a vaccine, treatment, or a cure for Hepatitis? Where can I get Hepatitis A and B vaccines? How can I avoid getting Hepatitis? How can I learn more about Hepatitis? What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means "inflammation of the liver". There are seven known types of...
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Cholesterol drug & inactive HBV

Hello Dr. McGovern,I am an inactive HBV Can I take Statin for my borderline Cholesterol problem? I heard Zetia may be a good choice since it work outside the liver. Please give me some advice. Thank you....
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you are an inactive carrier, yes you should certainly go on medications to treat your cholesterol. I do not have significant concerns about you taking any medications in general. The only concern I have is for taking steroids or chemotherapy in... Read more »

drug induced tri/cholesterol changes

I recently switched from a Seq/Ret/DDI/Abac/D4T regime to Sustiva/Abac/DDI/3TC/Teno/Kaletradue to the fact that I had been well controlled under the former regime and my Dr. thought we could safely start addressing my moderately elevated...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
1) Does the combination sound like it makes sense if we are trying to reduce tri/chol problems?Not really. Regimens containing kaletra in comparative studies have performed worse than other protease inhibitors in terms of lipids. The profile has... Read more »

High cholesterol - when should i begin treatment?

With a cholesterol level of 300 and a family history of heart disease when should i begin treatment? when my cholesterol lowers or at the same time?...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Yours is an interesting and important question. The risk of heart disease is related to family history, cholesterol level, smoking, excercise, obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.You can improve your risk by working on the excercise smoking,... Read more »

Interactions/dangers of niacin as supplementary high cholesterol treatment

Niacin has been suggested as an additional component to current lipid-reduction regimen (Lipitor, Tricor). How serious is the risk of negative interaction between the niacin and a standard HIV regime, as well as with an anti-coagulant (Warfarin)?...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
I think the major risk is liver toxicity. I hate using pharmacological doses of niacin because of this and because of the very common facial flushing that occurs after taking niacin. I don't think there is much of a problem with drug... Read more »
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Hepatitis A:Causes,Symptoms,Prevention & Treatment

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Aalso known as infectious hepatitis, is a liver disease caused by the Hepatitis A virus, HAV. This is comparatively a mild disease which does not progress to a chronic stage. Persons who have contracted the disease may have no symptoms... Read more »

HIV & Hepatitis Treatment Educator

Posted by Anonymous

HIV & Hepatitis Treatment Educator

NATAP is a non-profit corporation with 501(c)3 Federal tax status. Its
mission is to educate individuals about HIV and hepatitis treatment as well
as to advocate on behalf of people living with HIV/AIDS. NATAP... Read more »

Any other guys out there had Hepatitis-B??

Posted by MarkyMark, 9 Replies
I have been goin through an acute episode of Hepatitis-B for 3 months now and cant seem to find anyone out there who has also gone through this and i have no one to talk to, I feel sooo alone and stressed out over this entire episode, I am hoping... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
I tested HIV- at 3.5 months post possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the... Read more »