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Chronic Hepatitis And Hiv

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...and so on. Over 90% of cases of hepatitis are caused by hepatitis A, B, or C. Viral hepatitis can be acute or chronic. Acute means the first few weeks to months after you get hepatitis. You may feel sick for a couple of weeks. Chronic hepatitis means that the liver might be inflamed for six months or more. Chronic hepatitis stays in your body. You can infect other people, and your disease can become active again. Hepatitis A and E are both...
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Hep B and HIV Test... $100 donation

I asked a question yesterday regarding possible exposure and testing but left one fact out.I have chronic Hep B (get blood tested every 6 months). Does this impact HIV testing at all? If I'm infected with HIV, will this elevate my Hep B viral...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,1.Having chronic hepatitis B will not affect HIV testing accuracy or the duration of the window period.2.HIV should not worsen your hepatitis B. In fact Read more »

HIV and Hepatitis B coinfection

Hello. I am 27 and I have been recently diagnosed with HIV and hepatitis B. My CD4 is 405 and viral load 500,000. I found out that I was positive as I went jaundiced. I have cleared the jaundice but from time to time I have pale stools. I know...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...which is good. Your hepatitis B infection will need close follow-up because patients with HIV have higher risk of developing chronic hepatitis B. If you do develop chronic hepatitis B, you will need treatment for both HIV and HBV. The good news... Read more »


Is it possible to have developed chronic hepatitis c with hiv/hcv co-infection and have only mild symptoms? Mine are headaches, periodic discomfort in the bottom right rib area, some hemorrhagic rashes on my feet, mild jaundice, and dermatolgical...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
If you have jaundice, you certainly want to visit your physician for further evaluation. Read more »

acute or chronic

You wrote once that hep c can cause arthritis like pain as well as upper right abdomenal discomfort. Would these symptoms be a result of acute hepatitis, chronic hepatitis. or both.
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Either acute or chronic hepatitis can cause these symptoms. However the diagnosis of hepatitis cant' be made on this basis, and you must of course be tested for Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Availability of Draft Guidance Re: Development of Antivirals for Chronic Hepatitis C, Including Coinfection With HIV

... The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry entitled "Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Developing Direct-Acting Antiviral Agents for Treatment," which includes co-infection with HIV.... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

Low-Dose Adefovir for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis B in HIV-Infected People

...alone. 2 Moreover, co-infection with HBV can make treating HIV infection challenging, because studies have suggested that chronic hepatitis B makes it more difficult for people to tolerate their HIV medications because they are more... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Expands Testing Recommendations for Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection

...published new recommendations for health care providers that are designed to increase routine testing in the United States for chronic hepatitis B, a major cause of liver disease and liver cancer. CDC recommends testing all individuals born in... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical Management of Chronic Hepatitis B and Chronic Hepatitis C

...die from complications of chronic liver disease. Most patients have no symptoms until the disease is far advanced. Managing Chronic Hepatitis B or Chronic Hepatitis C Health experts recommend that people who have chronic viral hepatitis take... Read more »
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HIV Positive dentist

Posted by doglove, 5 Replies, disclose but I know it would be unwise to do so. Any advice? Should I pursue this career path at all? Anyone know an HIV + dentist? Read more »

delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies can have a delayed seroconversion if you are coinfected with hiv and hep c i have spoke with so many doctors and hospitals they said you need to test at 9months and 12 months Read more »


Posted by willbestrong1, 2 Replies
hi everybody!! Last week i had my elisa test and it was positive. then they did western blot test but now they cant say anything..i mean the doctor told me he cant say whether i am negative or positive..they will have some more research on... Read more »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...medical condition that poses an enormous threat to the health of the American people as evidenced by the following facts: ? Chronic hepatitis C is the leading indication for adult liver transplantation in the U.S. The demand for liver transplants... Read more »