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IRIS: A Concern for People Starting HIV Therapy

Introduction What Is Inflammation? What Is IRIS? How Is It Diagnosed? Who Is at Risk? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Treat IRIS? What Can Help to Ask My Doctor? Special Concerns for People Living With HIV Special Concerns for Women, Children and People Over 50 What Does the Research Show? Commentary Introduction It's a mouthful of a phrase, but immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome ...
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Chronic Active Hepatitis B

Just in need of some clarification. I was told probably eight years ago after having hepatitis B that it was chronic active. I have never paid much attention to that aspect of my health. Myfocus has always been on HIV, and I have not had any more...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
...Between 5 to 10% of people who develop acute hepatitis B will become chronicallyinfected. Of those, 70% develop chronic persistent hepatitis (CPH) and 30% develop chronic active hepatitis (CAH). Although the only sure way to tell the difference... Read more »

Hepatitis prognosis

I've had my tests last February 2007:HBsAg positive,HBeAg negative,HBc IGM negative,SGPT reactive. I've read that this was due to a recent exposure & that this may just be acute Hepa B. But I took the HBV-DNA, & positive(10M IU/ml),so I was bothered...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Since your IgM is nonreactive, you do not have acute infection. I would follow your liver function tests serially; I would have your e antibody checked; I would follow your HBV DNA level. If your liver function tests remain abnormal and you have... Read more »

HBsAg positive to be negative

I was HBsAg positive last December 2005.My doctor said I am an chronic inactive carierof HBV.Is there a posibility for my HBsAg test to be negative;even if I am a chronic inactive HBV carrier?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
To define someone as being a chronic inactive carrier of hepatitis B, you want to see this marker persist for six months. In addition, there should be no or little detectable virus in the bloodstream (HBV DNA) and normal liver function... Read more »

Just diagnosed

hiya doc i was just diagnosed with hep c,i have been reading alot but i am so confused i dont know my #s but i knew it was c because of the symptoms.My 1st appt. is on the 10 with a liver specialist.My left leg and foot are swelling is that normal?I...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Hepatitis C causes chronic infection in most patients (about 75 to 85 percent). It is transmitted usually by injection drug use and uncommonly through sex. You will have blood testing to see if the virus persists in your blood. You will also have... Read more »
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Hepatitis: Overview

What Is Hepatitis? Viral Hepatitis Other Types of Hepatitis Medication Problems Alternative Approaches What Is Hepatitis? Hepatitis means an inflammation, or swelling, of the liver. Viruses can cause hepatitis. Alcohol, drugs... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Are you HIV positive and newly diagnosed with hepatitis C (Hep C)?Do you have one virus and think youmight be infected with the other? If so, this brochure answers somebasic questions about living withboth HIV and Hep C. What is HIV and Hep... Read more »
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Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
I am 30 YO guy. Worried that I may have got infected. I met this friend of mine on 5th of Dec 2010 which was just a causual meeting after 5 years. After having drinks she started touching me and I got aroused and we end up mating. While in act, she... Read more »

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 »

for hiv- people with long lasting symptoms

Posted by Jambasher, 4 Replies
And for anyone interested. Its my first post. Great site, helping probably millions of people. Wonderful work! This is maybe not the right place to do this but still: There seem to be the rather frequent occasion of people suffering from long... Read more »

I tested Positive, My boyfriend didnt, False positive?

Posted by ruraltgwoman, 1 Reply
I tested positive for HIV on 12/10. My boyfriend just got his results back today 12/21. His results came back negative. We have been having unprotected sex for the last 4 years and have been together for 5. I have only been wih him during that... Read more »