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Chronic Hepatitis C Treatments

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis: Overview

...approved as initial therapy for chronic hepatitis B. For more information, see the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control at www.cdc.gov/STD/treatment/2006/hepatitis-b.htm . Fact Sheet 507 has more information on drug treatments for hepatitis C. Several drugs are being developed to treat HCV. Other Types of Hepatitis Hepatitis caused by alcohol, drugs, or poisons leads to the same symptoms as viral hepatitis. In these...
Ask the Experts

Hepatitis

How do you cure Hepatitis
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis A resolves on its own and does not cause chronic disease.Hepatitis B and C can also resolve on their own. This occurs much more frequently in adults with hepatitis B than adults with hepatitis C, which often becomes chronic.Treatment with... Read more »

chronic hepatitis C

I've been diagnosed with Hepatitis C. Is there a procedure that can determine wheather the chronic illness has been in me for twenty years or if it is recent? Also would being on treatment affect the conclusion of such a procedure?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The only way to estimate the duration of chronic hepatitis C is to do a liver biopsy. If there is fibrosis (scarring) or cirrhosis, then the infection has probably been around longer, since Read more »

what to do????????

My husband has been told that he may infact have hepititas c..We have been married 3 yrs now. I have 2 small children from my prior marrage that live in the same house with us. My concern is for me and my children not to be infected with this virus....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...effectiveness of therapy, such as severe untreated depression (which can be made worse by the use of interferon-alfa, the standard treatment for hepatitis C). Treatment is contraindicated (shouldn't be used) under the following circumstances:... Read more »

Marijuana Usage with Hepatitis C

I would like to know the effects to the system, if any, of a person with Hepatitis C using marijuana almost daily to promote appetite and for rest a night. My son has chronic Hepatitis C, with alcohol Hepatitis on top, and cirrhosis a big...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...than cigarette smoke, although most people don't smoke 20 joints per day. The most important thing is to stop alcohol and get treatment for hepatitis C. Good luck with him! DTD Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Community-Based Treatment for Chronic Hepatitis C in Drug Users: High Rates of Compliance With Therapy Despite Ongoing Drug Use

The authors note that UK authorities' hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment guidelines are evolving with respect to injecting drug users (IDUs). Nonetheless, patients with circumstances thought to reduce compliance are excluded from many studies,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Peginterferon Alfa-2b and Ribavirin for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in Blacks and Non-Hispanic Whites

...prospectively compared response rates to treatment with peginterferon alfa-2b and ribavirin among blacks and non-Hispanic whites with chronic hepatitis C. For 48 weeks, the researchers treated 200 chronic hepatitis C patients -- 100 blacks and... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves Stand-Alone Package of Rebetol (Ribavirin) for Combination Therapy with Intron A for the Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C Infection

...Rebetol capsules (ribavirin), an anti-viral drug for use with Intron A (interferon alfa-2b) for the treatment of patients with chronic hepatitis C infection. In 1998, FDA approved Rebetron combination therapy, a combination package containing... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic hepatitis C in the United States? How likely is it that acute hepatitis C will become chronic? ... Read more »
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Lost

Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... Read more »

delayed seroconversion

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
you 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 »

blood donation again

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
Hey there! Is it possible for blood not to be visible to the eye, but nonetheless could it transmit dangerous virus? I'm the guy with the blood donation session, when the nurse was touching the hole on my arm, from which I donated blood. Read more »

Infectious or Intoxication Diseases?

Posted by Anonymous
AIDS, Hepatitis C, BSE: Infectious or Intoxication Diseases? Claus Khnlein, Germany English translation and English edit by Jrgen Faas, Kathy McMahon and Fintan Dunne. With kind permission by the ... Read more »