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End Stage Liver Disease Hep C

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HepC &Stage IV Cirrhosis/Liver Transplant

Having HepC and Stage IV Liver Cirrhosis, liver biopsy results have now put me on a transplant list. I have not even begun Interferon treatment - what is the likelyhood of being re-infected with hepc if I DO by some amazing luck get a liver?Is...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The likelihood of reinfection of the new liver is virtually 100%. However, treatment of HCV is done in people with cirrhosis and can even be cured! There is very preliminary data about 6 or 7 people on the transplant list who have been treated and... Read more »

Types and Stages of Hep-C. What are they ?

What is Type-II, Stage-II?Explain what this means. I have this diagnosis and I have done the... Read more »

Hep-C infecting New Liver

Dear Sirs, question/statement, please any info would not hurt. I have been transplanted Dec 06,... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HCV Coalition for the Cure Launches White House Petition to End Hepatitis C

On February 19, HCV Coalition Founder Margaret Dudley, along with her husband and many other advocates, announced a drive to obtain 100,000 signatures that they plan to present to the White House. Hepatitis C is the most widespread blood-borne... Read more »
ACRIA and GMHC

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 »
Treatment Action Group

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 »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

À la Carte -- 10. Hepatitis C Co-Infection

Many people living with HIV are also living with hepatitis C, a virus that attacks and damages the liver. In people who are co-infected, the liver inflammation and damage may progress faster than in people who have hepatitis C alone; and sometimes... Read more »
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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 »

HIV and HEP-C in NYC

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm 36 years old, HIV+ and recently diagnosed with Hepatitus-C. the combination scares me and isolates me one step further from those with only the common thread of HIV. I'm interested in establishing contact with others in the same boat for mutual... Read more »

More tests

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Well just came back from the doc,and he finally admitted he thinks i have some kind of liver problem.He's doing more tests.Hep b hepc and yes jackie another hiv also he's checking my liver enzymes,Im at 41 weeks after the possible exposure,I still... Read more »

Anyone out there coinfected w/ HIV/HCV?

Posted by AMERIBOI2003, 3 Replies
New to this site and I would like to talk to anyone who may be coinfected w/ HIV/HCV. Anyone who has gone through treatment for HCV. Can answers some questions that I have to help me weigh all of my considerations for treatment. Read more »