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Dying From Hep C

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Dying from Hep C

I am very concerned that my husband is going to die. I would like to know what comes before dying. When will we know he is going to die, and what will his death be like? His white count is low, and he is on treatment with interferon. He has...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
You did not give information about the status of the liver ,age ,and other clinical details to have an idea of your husband's condition.I assume that, if he is receiving thrapy,he has no end stage disease or decompensated liver disease.Only around... Read more »

Accidental Spit in Eye (Hep C) (HEPATITIS C TRANSMISSION)

I have the same question as asked in "blood tainted saliva in eye" asked by another visitor, but my... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Oregon: 40 People Unknowingly Got Tissue or Organs from Donor With Hepatitis C; 5 Died

...Tugwell, a CDC epidemiologist who is assigned to the Oregon Health Department and is the leader of the investigation. Whether the hepatitis contributed to the other deaths is still unknown, Tugwell said. The remaining organ recipient has... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

...biopsy. I don't feel good about having a liver biopsy. So, right now I am considering treatment because I see a lot of people dying from hep C. For me, it's a long time to have had hep C. My viral load is OK, my liver enzymes are OK, but we know... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Hepatitis C Transmission

...from bloodtransfusions because blood is not screened thoroughly. Injecting drug use and HCV Transmission of HIV and hep C differ, particularlyin terms of injection drug use ... because hep C isnot just transmitted by sharing a needle, and... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Update on Hepatitis C/HIV Coinfection

...headaches, muscle and body aches, and nausea. Have a water bottle with you at all times. If you have issues with depression prior to hep C treatment, don't wait till you start treatment to start the antidepressants. They can take up to three... Read more »
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PLEASE...I AM DYING...

Posted by goingmad, 1 Reply
...at 35 days- NEG; no virus detected; less than 48 copies/1.7 ml Oral swab at 6 weeks- NEG Antibody blood test for HIV 1/2, HEP C, Sypillis at 8 weeks- NEG Antibody blood test for HIV 1/2, HEP C, Syphillis at 12 weeks- NEG Antibody blood test... Read more »

Hepatitis C

Posted by hopefulindy, 1 Reply
...possible exposure. I have on going health issues and no answers. I am waiting on blood work to see if I have been exposed to Hep C. If someone is infected with Hep c and HIV at the same time would that slow the production of HIV antibodies? That... Read more »

so sick

Posted by Anonymous
...reactivated EBV he don't know why? sending me to id doctor. I feel like im dying never felt like this before exposed to hiv and hep c 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 »