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Early Signs Of Hepatitis C

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AIDS InfoNet

Hepatitis C and HIV

...infection can go on for years and damage the liver before causing obvious problems. HIV infection makes hep C worse. Hep C damages the liver, which can make it harder to take ARVs. People with HIV should get tested for HCV. Early treatment works better. Treatment of people with both HCV and HIV can be complicated. Their health care provider should be familiar with both diseases.
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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
...her fetus in the womb or to an infant during labor and delivery. Before thorough screening of the blood supply began in the early 1990s, some people received blood or blood products containing HCV. Since then, infection control procedures have... Read more »

Follow-up Question about Hep C and HIV Coinfection (DELAYED SEROCONVERSION: HIV and Hepatitis C coinfection 2009)

Dear Dr. Bob,Thank you for your prompt response. I will be making a donation at www.concertedeffort.org tomorrow. I have just a couple of questions I meant to ask previously.My risk event occurred as a result of a sexual assault from a man from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...her fetus in the womb or to an infant during labor and delivery. Before thorough screening of the blood supply began in the early 1990s, some people received blood or blood products containing HCV. Since then, infection control procedures have... Read more »

symptoms of hepatitis C

What are some of the symptoms of hepatitis C? I feel tired all the time and have a small ache on my right side, under the rib cage, it also seems hardened
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Most commonly patients have no symptoms. Those that do often have fatigue. Patients with acute infection uncommonly have other symptoms such as right upper quadrant pain, nausea, loss of appetite and can develop jaundice (turning yellow). If you are... Read more »

what to do????????

My husband has been told that he may infact have hepititas c..We have been married 3 yrs now. I have 2 small children from my prior marrage that live in the same house with us. My concern is for me and my children not to be infected with this virus....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...who aren't infected with HCV. In turn, some anti-HIV drugs might worsen or speed up HCV-related liver disease. What Are the Symptoms of Hepatitis C?As discussed above, only about one out of four people experience any symptoms when they're first... Read more »
Articles
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Hepatitis C

...C? What is the liver? What causes hepatitis C? Who gets hepatitis C? How could I get hepatitis C? What are the symptoms of hepatitis C? What is chronic hepatitis C? How is hepatitis C diagnosed? How is hepatitis C treated?... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...one disease at a time. Sometimes doctors treat Hep C first to limit thedamage it may cause to the liver. When Hep C istreated early enough, it may be possible to get rid ofall signs of the virus in the blood and reverse thedamage to the liver. ... Read more »
AIDSinfo

An Overview of Viread (Tenofovir)

...is a type of medicine called a nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NRTI). Tenofovir DF works by disrupting one of the early steps in the HIV life cycle, called reverse transcription. During normal reverse transcription, HIV's reverse... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...probably depressed: Fatigue or feeling slow and sluggish Problems concentrating Low sex drive Problems sleeping; waking very early or excessive sleeping Feeling guilty, worthless, or hopeless Decreased appetite or weight loss Overeating ... Read more »
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Posted by LostNconfused, 5 Replies
I tested positive 3 days before Christmas and I think I am still numb to the fact. I haven't told any friends or family because I really don't know how and most are judgemental and I'm sure will walk away. But I guess if they do, then I didn't need... 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 »

Early signs of HIV infection - article in Genre

Posted by ScotCharles, 2 Replies
...Genre magazine has an excellent article in the April 2006 issue on the early signs of HIV infection. Check it out. Read more »

question guys. Is Chronic Thrush a sign of early H

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...though they would not know if it was HIV. I don't know whats true, but can you guys let me know if chronic thrush is possible at early stage HIV with no other symptoms except possiblt a runny nose sometimes. Do the doctors really know? Thanks... Read more »