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Does Hepatitis C Cause Liver Disease

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Ask the Experts

Hep c...or Aids...?

I was recently told that hep c is a form of aids ....is this true? if so-or if not where could I get documentation pertaining to this?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...That is absolutely not true. Hepatitis C and HIV are two different viruses. Hepatitis C causes liver disease and HIV causes AIDS. These viruses are often causing infection in the same individual due to similar modes of transmission. Read more »

cd4 and t-cells

hiim 30 years old and im hiv+ and hep c+. i just would like someone to explain in simple words, how... Read more »

Please test Panel Results

Doc,I have ordered Hep B panel test.1.HbsAg :Negative2.HBcAB IgM :Negative3.HBeAg ... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Hepatitis C in HIVers May Cause Rapid Liver Disease -- Forum

... At a recent San Francisco forum entitled "Could you survive HIV only to die from hepatitis C?" presenters talked about the growing number of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections found among HIV-positive men who have sex 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 study conducted by the University of New South Wales and the federal Read more »
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...through Research Pronunciation Guide For More Information Acknowledgments What is hepatitis C? Hepatitis C is a liver disease. Hepatitis * means inflammation of the liver. Inflammation is the painful, red swelling that... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...disease doctors, or hepatologists (liver specialists). People with chronic hepatitis C should be monitored regularly for signs of liver disease and evaluated for treatment. The treatment most often used for hepatitis C is a combination of two... Read more »
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The treatment information of Liver diseases

Posted by wang
... I am the administrator of the forum which provides discussion to patients with liver diseases (hepatitis c, fatty liver, liver cancer, liver cirrhosis, and NASH liver). You can get much useful information about liver health Read more »

hep c

Posted by Anonymous
...transplantation in the U.S. The demand for liver transplants for this indication has increased by a least 12-fold since 1990. ? Chronic liver disease is now among the top ten causes of death for Americans age 25 years and older. Chronic hepatitis... Read more »

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 and Coinfection

Posted by statusCunknown, 1 Reply
...opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shari and I am not infected with HIV, (this by shear luck only). I AM infected with Hepatitis C and the virus has caused severe damage to my liver. Over 5 million Americans in this country are... Read more »