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Drinking While On Hep C Therapy

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should I stop HAART to begin HepC therapy?

I began HAART treatment 1-1/2 years ago on a regimen of Tenofovir, ABC/3TC Combo and Virmaune and have done spendidly well, (my CD4 count was 154 and my viral load was 25,000 copies when I started, now my CD4 count is 480 and my viral load has been...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
It is great news that you have done so well on your HAART regimen and that your CD4 count has responded so well. I agree with your physician however, that the high liver enzymes are cause for concern. Your elevated liver enzymes may have a variety... Read more »

drinking alcohol with hepc

My sister just lost her husband. She has Hep C and is drinking everyday. I almost think she has a... Read more »

long term hep-c

My situation is this; I am a 43 yer old male and was likely exposed to hep-c app. 25 years ago... Read more »
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Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

What Happens to People Who Have Hepatitis C The Natural History of HCV Although hepatitis C also affects other parts of the body, your liver is the organ most affected. Your liver is an essential organ with hundreds of functions. On a daily... Read more »
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This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

Welcome to This Month in HIV. I'm Terri Wilder . This month's topic is HIV and hepatitis C coinfection. Up to one third of people with HIV are estimated to also have hepatitis C, and living with both viruses is no picnic. The good news is that,... Read more »
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Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... Read more »
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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 »
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No longer have HepC!

Posted by heatherblue, 2 Replies
I went to my doctor today. My numbers are all amazing. CD4=701, viral load undetectable. And he says that I no longer have HepC. I have never heard of this. I am pleased, don't get me wrong. It's just kinda crazy. I was always told that it... Read more »

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 »

Medication Change

Posted by riverprincess, 3 Replies
I had to be switched from Atripla to Complera due to having to go back on HepC tx. I'll be doing a triple therapy for the hep and the Atripla doesn't mix well with one of the new meds in the cocktail. Any one been on Complera ? If so could you... Read more »

symptoms

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
All of yoou with symptoms and testing neg could have hep c it can and does take more then 6 months to show antibody's in more then just a few people and the symptoms can be the same as hiv.So it might not be stress or your not crazy ,Hepc can take... Read more »