Effects Of Hepatitis
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Effect of a Hepatitis C Virus Educational Intervention or a Motivational Intervention on Alcohol Use, Injection Drug Use and Sexual Risk Behaviors Among Injection Drug UsersResearchers in the current study compared the effects of two interventions on alcohol use: using a new syringe at last injection, and using a condom at last sexual encounter in a community sample of injection drug users (IDUs). Street outreach was... Read more »
Effect of Hepatitis C Infection on Progression of HIV Disease and Early Response to Initial Antiretroviral TherapyThe authors analyzed data from a 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... Read more »
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New York University, School of MedicineHepatitis C is a leading cause of death in HIV patients nowadays. Her hepatitis C is likely to progress twice as fast in the presence of HIV. The GI doc is correct. She should probably have a liver biopsy and be treated like anyone else. However,... Read more »
Tufts University School of MedicineInterferon can cause headaches, irritability, depression, and decreased concentration among other symptoms. You will want to be able to easily contact your physician should you begin to have any significant symptoms - particularly those related to... Read more »
Fundacion Gatroenterologia De DiegoYes, patients with chronic hep B have an increased risk to develop liver cancer.The risk is higher after the patient progresses to cirrhosis of the liver.You can prevent this risk by having treatment to erradicate the hep.B virus from your... Read more »
University of British ColumbiaIt may take a month or so after you begin the immunization sequence for HBV to get measurable immunity, although you should still get the 3 injections at month 0, 1 and 6. If treatment is ever needed, many drugs are now available, such as... Read more »
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Posted by statusCunknown, 1 ReplyHi, I'm new to this board and wanted to take this 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... Read more »
Posted by AnonymousHOLA NESESITO HACER ALGO POR MI HIGADO, MI DOCTOR ME SUGERIO TRATAR CON INTERFERON. EL PROBLEMA ES QUE MIS DEFENSAS SUBEN Y BAJAN Y COMO LEI INTERFERON TIENE MUCHOS SIDES EFFECTS. TAMBIEN HACE TRES ANOS ME ENFERME Y ME DIO P.M.L USE INTEFERON TODOS... Read more »
Posted by Anonymous, 2 RepliesI'm a 26 yr old male that was born with Hepatitis B. I'm in a monogamous relationship with my girlfriend, who is vaccinated with the Hep B vaccine.
We have been searching ALL OVER -- the internet, contacting the CDC, asking our physicians -- for a... Read more »
Posted by brendaelisa, 4 RepliesDoes anybody knows if kaletra's side effect is excesive diharrea.
My cousin has hiv-type 1 and we are giving him Kaletra but it is giving him a masive diharrea and he got a cut on his rectum.
He has diabetes is 44 yeras old. and all this is new for us... Read more »
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