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Explain Genotype 1 Hep C

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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 Interferon Pagesys treatment. I could not get my counts to come down toundetectable....
Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Lynn E. Taylor, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Brown University
The types of hepatitis C refer to the strains, or variations, of the virus. These are called genotypes. I think of these like flavors of ice cream -- chocolate, vanilla, coffee, mango, green tea -- there are different flavors of hep C. The genotype... Read more »

hepc 1a

explain 1(a)type and treatment viralload 8mil... Read more »

hepc

what is genotype 1a?my sister has hepc 1a.dr says shes in stage 4 of cirrohis. she will be starting... Read more »
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National Association of People With AIDS

Hep-C Treatment Without Interferon Comes Closer

Many of us who live with HIV are alive today in part because we received effective treatment to clear our hepatitis C (HCV) co-infections. Interferon-boosted Ribavirin was a lifesaver, but the interferon side effects could be rugged. MedPage Today... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Personal Accounts

Add your story Personal stories in this guide Contributors People with direct experience of HIV and hepatitis coinfection, have written much of this guide. Their storie are included here, and cover dealing with a second diagnosis,... 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 »
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I have a co-infection;HIV, and HEP-C.

Posted by stevepalma, 1 Reply
I found out that i had this co-infection(hiv,hep-c) in 2002.My doctor says that it is very hard to treat,however with sticking to my meds;this includes hiv meds, and interferon,i now have the hep-c under control after 30 weeks of a 48 week... Read more »

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 »

Friend posted here yesterday and I'm MAD!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Who ever would call someone "ignorant" cuz she made a mistake posting her ?? is a freakin insensitive moron! Isn't the reason people post on this thread in specific is cuz they do not know if what they heard is true or not?? I thought she was being... Read more »

Just an update and a vent over *&*^&@$ insurance

Posted by Jackie__Blue
Switched jobs, had to switch insurance. Not an entirely bad thing. I'm able to get my husband into the University of Virginia hospital system. They have the nicest people and we like the infectious disease clinic. They however haven't started up... Read more »