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Does Anyone Really Get Cured From Hep C

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Cure for HepC???

Your Sept 9th answer -- are you really saying that there is a cure for HepC?...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
I don't remember prior answers since I answer so many questions in my spare time. However, there is a cure for hepatitis C - Treatment with pegylated interferon and ribavirin. It does not work in all patients. However, if you do have liver... Read more »

If cured of HepC are you still a carrier

If cured of Acute Hep C are you still a carrier. And will there still be a chance of transmitting... Read more »

HepC: Cured or in Remission?

I went through the 48 week program and cleared the HepC virus at week six, from a very high load... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HCV Coalition for the Cure Launches White House Petition to End Hepatitis C

On February 19, HCV Coalition Founder Margaret Dudley, along with her husband and many other advocates, announced a drive to obtain 100,000 signatures that they plan to present to the White House. Hepatitis C is the most widespread blood-borne... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Nigeria Orders Tests on Local Cure for HIV Virus

The legal battle between Nigerian scientist Jeremiah Abalaka and the Health Ministry over the ban on using his HIV vaccine is continuing with a directive from the Nigerian parliament ordering clinical trials of the drug. The tests are set to begin... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

My Fight for a Hepatitis C Cure

Lynda Dee I thought I had dodged a bullet. I had stopped using heroin intravenously in the early '70s and tested HIV negative. My husband wasn't so lucky -- he died of complications from AIDS in 1987, two years after our son died from SIDS. I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Bank Warns of AIDS Increase in Cameroon

The World Bank, which last month approved a $50 million fund for Cameroon's anti-AIDS efforts, announced Thursday that the HIV/AIDS infection rate in the country soared more than 20-fold in the past 10 years. According to the bank's Robert... Read more »
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Trying to deal with being + I also have Hepc

Posted by rackme, 7 Replies
I was just told Im hiv+ and Im also hepc. so I don't know when Im not feeling good which is causing the problems been getting vertigo the last couple of days. I see my shrink next week. I guess Im looking for ansures. Thanks any onfo I can get would... Read more »

But I bleached the needles........

Posted by starbright4876, 4 Replies
I was a big dummy for a long time.Since I was 18(now 29)I have had many,many unprotected sexual encounters,shared needles,pipes,equipment,ect. All of my hiv tests were NEG.I was scared and happy each and everytime! So,After 18 months of absolute... Read more »

How do you tell someone your HIV+?

Posted by magis333, 3 Replies
I recently started going out with someone and we got along really well. I haven't been able to tell them that I'm positive. I don't know how to tell someone I feel so ashamed that I am, that I'm less than human because of it. I feel as though the... Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations for treatment. Read more »