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Dealing With GB Virus C When You Are Hiv Positive

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Hepatitis G, also known as GBV-C

I just read on the news 11/oct/06 that harmless persistent GB virus type C / Hepatitis G infection decreases risk of death in HIV-positive people and apparently they have known that since the early 1990s, how come nothing has been done about it?Is...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...Thank you for your post.There has been a growing data set suggesting that co-infection with GBV-C is associated with delayed HIV progression. This information has been somewhat conflicting and the best studies were only Read more »

GBV-C

David,I recently read an article on a study recently completed on "an ancient strain of virus, that... Read more »

GB Virus-C Co-Infection

What exactly is the full name of the GB Virus? I know it is called Hepatitis-G Virus, but what... Read more »
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Understanding HIV: GBV-C and HIV -- Better Together?

...scientists have wondered if HIV could be slowed or rendered harmless by another virus. A number of studies suggest that hepatitis G (GBV-C) may be just such a virus, reducing disease progression and death in some people who are co-infected with... Read more »
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HIV JournalView

... Table of Contents GB Virus C -- Does It Affect HIV Progression? Two Longitudinal Studies, One Answer (Sort Of) Long-Term Efficacy Data and Metabolic Effects Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Focus on Hepatitis: Does GB Virus C Protect Against HIV Disease Progression?

...Editor's Note: This article was first e-published February 3, 2005, at www.aidsmap.com . Coinfection with hepatitis G (or GB virus C) may not be a protective factor in the progression of HIV disease, according to a longitudinal study presented... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Harmless Virus Associated With Longer Life for Some HIV-Positive Men

...longer life for HIV-positive men, but only when it infects them for many years. Men infected with both HIV and GB virus type C (GBV-C), previously known as hepatitis G, for at least five years were three times less likely to die than... Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...general health and all the std's. I went to see my doctor yesterday. Everything came back fine with the exception of 2 things. My hiv results hadn't come in but she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me.... Read more »

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 »

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World AIDS Day 2006: raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness

Posted by Anonymous
...World AIDS Day 2006: Raising 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness We urgently need to raise 'HIV/AIDS' Awareness to stop the epidemic spread of AIDS-related Read more »