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Do Liver Transplants Lead To The Removal Of Hepatitis C

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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
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can do liver transplant for HIV patient

Hi, My dad got HIV postive and HCV as well. his genotype is 1a. He's been infected for nearly 5 years and now he lost weight alot.HCV injection is too strong and he cann't be stand for it when he take injection. So could you please answer me if it...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...HIV+ patients have successfully received liver transplants. There is a long waiting list for liver transplants even in the general population. Hepatitis C can be treated in HIV+ persons Read more »

Need of Liver Transplant

My 40 year old wife is in need of a liver transplant due to a genetics. She is HIV+, but negative to Hep A,B & C. Her Hepatologist want to send her for a consult to Univ. of Miami for a consult, once stabilized. Please, what is the chances of...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...We do not know a lot about the results of liver transplantation in HIV infected patients, but the little we do know looks encouraging. Most of the work has been done in Hepatitis C or Hepatitis Read more »

hep c and liver transplant

My father (53) had a liver transplant because of hep c. (blood transfusion 1972). Now the hepatitis is reoccuring. What can we do?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
You will need to discuss this further with the transplant surgeon. Reinfection with HCV after transplant is almost universal. You will want to know the options by speaking with the transplant surgeon. Read more »

Hep C After Liver Transplant

My husband received his life saving liver/kidney transplant. My husband has Hepititis C, which was never treated before transplant. I have been hearing about genotype. What is the genotypes of Hepititis C, and why do they make a differanced. ...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Roberta-Thanks for your post. There are several different hepatitis C genotypes-- lets simplify and call them 1,2 and 3. The reason that these are important is that different HCV genotypes responde Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

United Kingdom: HIV Liver Transplant Outcomes Studied

... Following liver transplantation, HIV-positive recipients have survival rates similar to HIV-negative recipients, according to a British research team. Kosh Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Natural History and Treatment of Hepatitis C

...interferon-inducible protein kinase PKR by the HCV E2 protein. Science 285(5424): 107-110. July 2, 1999. Vargas, H. and others. Outcome of liver transplantation in hepatitis C virus-infected patients who received hepatitis C virus-infected... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Hepatitis C

...rather than [a single drug] may offer the best potential for effective treatment," says John Hutchison, M.D., medical director of liver transplantation at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation. Bill Ruttman, 44, a Lansdale, Pa., hepatitis C... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Hepatitis C: Be Positively Aware of the Risk of Transmission and Treatment

...Approximately 70-75 percent of those infected with HCV will go on to develop chronic liver disease, accounting for the top cause of liver transplants at approximately 1,000 transplants per year. According to current research, approximately 20... 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 and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...with the Hepatitis C virus. Only 20-30% are aware of their infection status. HCV is the number one reason in this country for liver transplants. The demand for organs and the ratio of available donor organs are sadly not nearly sufficient. Over... 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 »