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Early Signs Hepatitis

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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
Ask the Experts

High WBC

Does a high white blood cell count indcate early stages of hepatitis?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...there is nothing about an elevated white blood cell count that would make me think specifically about hepatitis. This may be related to other kinds of infections as well and also can be related to non-infectious causes. Many other parts Read more »

viral load

the last time I visited with my specialists he said my viral load was at 1,000,000 / ml and my geno type is 1, what exactly does this mean? he also told me that since I already am so fatigued and so sick to my stomach that he would not recommend...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A "viral load of 1,000,000/ml" and "genotype 1." I assume you are talking about hepatitis C infection. Are you coinfected with HIV? I'll reprint some information below from the archives that may address your questions. Read more »

Dr. Rob, your input please? (HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)

Dr. Bob, I have a question about HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection. I am finding conflicting information on the internet regarding whether coinfection would delay HIV seroconversion. Several sites and articles are stating that it would, but they all...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...are unwarranted. (See below.) Yell WOO-HOO and as Tony Soprano says, "Fuhgeddaboutit." Dr. Bobcurious (SEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF HEPATITIS C)(HEPATITIS C AND DELAYED HIV SEROCONVERSION)Dec 31, 2008 Hey Dr. Frascino, First off, thanks for everything... Read more »

window period for hiv/hepatitis

Dear Carol, I have a 179 day(after exposure) neg antibody test for hiv and a 195 day (after the same exposure)neg antibody test for hep b/hep c. Is this long enough to wait for a conclusive answer? I would like to stop testing and worrying...
Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Response from Carol Salisbury, APRN-BC, MSN

Michigan State University College of Nursing
...Hi, The usual period for both hepatitis and HIV exposure to show signs and reveal a positive antibody test are usually 90 days. The viral load test for both of these Read more »
Articles
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Factors Affecting Early Discontinuation of Hepatitis C Therapy

... Hepatitis C virus (HCV) can invade the liver, damaging this organ. Prolonged liver damage can cause severe complications. In cases of co-infection Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hepatitis C Not a Life Sentence, So Act Early: Doctor

... The earlier the treatment of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) -- before significant liver damage occurs -- the better the outcome, according to results from an international Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Hepatitis C Infection on Progression of HIV Disease and Early Response to Initial Antiretroviral Therapy

...longitudinal medical records review project conducted in over 100 US medical clinics from 1998 to 2004 to describe the effect of hepatitis C virus (HCV) on the progression of HIV and on early changes in the CD4 cell count and HIV viral load after... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Report Questions Early Treatment of Hepatitis C

...People with hepatitis C whose livers remain healthy may be better off not undergoing drug treatment, which can produce severe side effects and does Read more »
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hiv or not? worstnightmereever

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...frequency or dysuria.. no discharge.. no fever.. no lymphadenopathy.. 4 weeks later.. I went to my doctor.. CBC, chemistry, hepatitis serology and urine stick were all normal.. The pain continued.. at 6 weeks I begun to have a low grade... Read more »

Dr. Bob answered my question about safe sex!!!

Posted by dj1979, 4 Replies
...indicated by an elevated protein level, and CBC returning to normal. Have you ever advised against any sexual intercourse in the early stages of HIV infection? Is this really the best thing to do for now? Response from Dr. Frascino ... Read more »

Can neuropathy be a sign of HIV.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently tested negative for HIV at 15 weeks, but I am having neuropathy in feet and legs. If it's not being caused by HIV, then what could it be? Read more »

AnalysisParalysis!!!

Posted by DFWMan, 3 Replies
...but was curious: Would just 4 days be considered early for showing symptoms of ARS? Or, should I be more concerned about viral hepatitis than HIV? Looking for that place called "hope"... Thanks! Read more »