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Do All Hepatitis C Patients Need Treatment

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

... What Is Hepatitis C? How Is It Diagnosed? How Is Hep C Treated? Can Hep C Be Prevented? Hep C and HIV Together The Bottom Line What Is Hepatitis C? The hepatitis C virus (HCV) can cause liver damage. HCV is transmitted by direct
Ask the Experts

Hepatitis C - Do I need a treatment?

Hello Doctor Barbara!In November 2008 I detected virus in my blood. My doctor recommended me to wait for 6 month until my enemy decrease to normal level ( Had an excessive alcohol intake which caused ALT elevation to 1000) .My genotype is 1. Now...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Congratulations on your abstinence. You have made great progress as noted by the normalization of your ALT test. As for your hepatitis C - Your viral load is so low that I would want to follow it again to see if it continues to be present. If... Read more »

Hepatitis C

in Sept 2008, while testing for HIV, the doctor told me that I was infected with Hepatitis C, but it is gone. yesterday, i went to another doctor and talked about fatigue and hep C. i am very scared is there any treatment for complete removal of Hep...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,You can spontaneously recover from hepatitis C just as you can from hepatitis A and B. Approximately 15-30% of folks with hepatitis C spontaneously clear the virus from their Read more »

Hepatitis c a1

I was just told my sister has Hepatitis c a1...what exacly is this ? is this fetal ?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Your sister has a chronic liver disease. Not all patients need treatment. Effective therapy is available. Read more »

hepatitis

just been diagonised with hiv,the cd4 count is around 370,but now according to the test something is showinng up to we suspect could be hepatitis now wanna know the treatment and how to manage it.
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...is way too early to make any recommendations for treatment until you know if you have Hepatitis B or C. Also not all patients need treatment - this decision depends on many factors including whether or not you have liver disease. Read more »
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The Body PRO

Update on Management of the HIV/Hepatitis B- or HIV/Hepatitis C-Coinfected Patient

...Data From the Literature Conclusion References Introduction Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) or hepatitis C virus (HCV) constitutes two of the leading causes of chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis worldwide. 1-3 ... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Controversial Aspects of Hepatitis C Transmission, Monitoring, Care and Treatment

...currentlycontroversial and which may change as new informationbecomes available. Sexual transmission The risk for sexuallytransmitted hepatitis C is very low in monogamous, HIV-negativeheterosexual couples (in which one partnerhas HCV), but... Read more »
The Well Project

Treatment of Hepatitis C

...not based on specific viral loadlevels (amount of HCV in the blood); however, people with undetectable HCVviral load do not need treatment. Treatment decisions are also not based onsymptoms alone, since the early stages of liver damage do not... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Liver Disease to Skyrocket if Hepatitis C Patients Not Treated

... Untreated hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection will cause a 38 percent rise in liver disease in Australia over the next decade, according to a quadrennial Read more »
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Hepatitis C

Posted by saylomoon, 1 Reply
...Hola amigos, como sabran tuve una posible exposicion con agujas mi pregunta, si alguien sabe, el periodo ventana para hepatitis C, hasta cuantos anos o meses se amplia, ya que en unas paginas lei que eran 6 meses y en otras son 3 anos. tengo... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by capeac, 1 Reply
...no tengo de nuevo hora para la consulta y me gustara saber que sabeis sobre la fiabilidad de los resultados en el test de la Hepatitis C. ?Es cierto que cabe la posibilidad de un falso negativo -ojo estoy hablando de la Hepatitis C no del VIH-... Read more »

HEPATITIS C SUFFERERS PLEASE READ

Posted by hepatitisC
...If you or anyone you know is a Hepatitis C sufferer please call 888-527-7779 x14 We are conducting a telephone study and if you qualify you will receive an incentive for Read more »

Periodo en caso de coinfeccion con la hepatitis c?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Alguien me podria decir si con 6 meses seria suficiente? Read more »